Pagadian Airport (Cebuano: Tugpahanan sa Pagadian; Chavacano: Aeropuerto de Pagadian) (IATA: PAG, ICAO: RPMP), classified Principal Airport Class 1 or major domestic by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), is the airport serving the city of Pagadian, the rest of the province of Zamboanga del Sur, and the province of Zamboanga Sibugay in the Philippines.[1] The CAAP is the arm of the Department of Transportation and Communications which operates all the airports in the Philippines except the major international airports.

Pagadian City Airport

Tugpahanan sa Pagadian
Aeropuerto de Pagadian
Pagadian Airport.JPG
Pagadian City Airport facade viewed from the apron
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
ServesPagadian
LocationMuricay/Tiguma, Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur
Elevation AMSL2 m / 5 ft
Coordinates07°49′38″N 123°27′30″E / 7.82722°N 123.45833°E / 7.82722; 123.45833Coordinates: 07°49′38″N 123°27′30″E / 7.82722°N 123.45833°E / 7.82722; 123.45833
Websitepagadiancityairport.com
Map
PAG/RPMP is located in Philippines
PAG/RPMP
PAG/RPMP
Location in the Philippines
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,004 6,575 Concrete

The airport is located approximately 5 kilometers from the city center and is situated in Barangays Muricay and Tiguma in Pagadian.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Cebu PacificManila
Cebu Pacific
operated by Cebgo
Cebu
Philippine Airlines
operated by PAL Express
Manila (begins March 1, 2020, ends March 28, 2020)[2]

Renovation and re-openingEdit

 
An aerial view of the airport.
 
Arrival Area

In 2006, the airport underwent a PHP 379.46 million-worth (8.72 million USD) rehabilitation and facility upgrade and was completed in December 2009.

On October 9, 2009, Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo inaugurated the renovated airport. The first aircraft to land on the rehabilitated runway was a Fokker 70 of the Philippine Air Force carrying the Presidential Security Group (PSG) followed by a chartered Dornier 328 of the Royal Star Aviation with tail number RP-C8328 carrying the presidential entourage. The chartered jet from San Miguel Corporation with tail number RP-C8576 which served as the presidential jet was last to land.

The airport officially recommenced commercial operation on April 27, 2010 accommodating the first Cebu Pacific flight from Cebu City to Pagadian. The same airline also sent a plane from Manila to Pagadian on June 9, 2010 which commenced the airline's Pagadian to/from Manila flight offering.

Under Aquino's PPP program, the airport was entitled to a 42 million subsidy for upgrading of its facilities.[3] This includes extension of runway, widening of taxiway, rehabilitation and improvement of passenger terminal building, improvement and expansion of vehicular parking area, construction of drainage system, and construction of perimeter fence.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.caap.gov.ph/web/airports.htm# Archived 2013-10-30 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ https://www.philippineairlines.com/en/~/media/files/flighttimetable/domestic%20winter%20december%2019%202019.pdf?la=en
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-23. Retrieved 2012-06-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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