Tuguegarao Airport

Tuguegarao Airport (Ilocano: Pagtayaban ti Tuguegarao; Itawit: Pakkayabban ya Tuguegarao; Filipino: Paliparan ng Tuguegarao) (IATA: TUG, ICAO: RPUT) is an airport serving the general area of Tuguegarao, the capital city of the province of Cagayan in the Philippines. Located along Maharlika Highway, the airport is highly accessible from adjacent municipalities in Cagayan and northern Isabela. It is classified as a major commercial domestic airport by the Air Transportation Office.

Tuguegarao Airport

Pagtayaban ti Tuguegarao
Pakkayabban ya Tuguegarao
Paliparan ng Tuguegarao
Tuguegarao Airport exterior.jpg
Exterior of Tuguegarao Airport a few days after Typhoon Ompong hit the Philippines
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
ServesTuguegarao and Cagayan
LocationBarangay Pengue-Ruyu, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Time zonePHT (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL21 m / 70 ft
Coordinates17°38′18″N 121°43′50″E / 17.63833°N 121.73056°E / 17.63833; 121.73056Coordinates: 17°38′18″N 121°43′50″E / 17.63833°N 121.73056°E / 17.63833; 121.73056
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TUG/RPUT is located in Philippines
TUG/RPUT
TUG/RPUT
Location in the Philippines
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 2,000 6,463 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Passengers (2018)384,819
Increase 83.81%
Aircraft movements4,150[1]
Metric tonnes of cargo2,035[1]
Statistics from the Air Transportation Office.[2]

The airport is currently served by Cebu Pacific, Sky Pasada and charter airline Royal Air Charter Service.[3] In 2018, Tuguegarao Airport recorded an annual passenger traffic of 384,819, a drastic increase of 83.81% from the previous year.[4]

StatisticsEdit

Volume of passengersEdit

Data of passenger movements is from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

Calendar Year Passenger movement % Change
2001[5] 33,485 no data
2002[5] 27,000[a]  19.37%
2003[5] 17,786[b]  34.13%
2004[5] 31,973[c]  79.76%
2005[5] 31,992[d]  0.06%
2006[5] 29,814  6.81%
2007[5] 38,123  27.87%
2008[5] 68,821  80.00%
2009[5] 94,350  37.09%
2010[5] 116,525  23.50%
2011[6] 127,595  9.50%
2012[7] 223,907  75.48%
2013[8] 141,151  36.96%
2014[9] 151,608  7.41%
2015[10] 129,889  14.33%
2016[11] 186,193  43.35%
2017[12] 209,358  12.44%
2018[4] 384,819  83.81%

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Cebu PacificManila
Northsky Air Basco, Itbayat, Palanan
Sky PasadaBasco, Palanan

Terminal and apronEdit

The airport consist of a 1,100 square meter terminal with its second floor to be developed during its second phase of rehabilitation—[3]and a 150-meter by 115-meter apron. In 2015, the Department of Transportation and Communications allotted ₱45.99 million for terminal upgrades and another ₱10.67 million for runway and taxiway widening.[13]

On March 14, 2018, the rehabilitated and expanded Passenger Terminal Building was inaugurated by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade. [14]

When all the expansions and upgrades were completed, the airport is expected to cater more passenger and aircraft movement as well as safe nighttime operations.

Expansion and developmentEdit

In 2015, the Department of Transportation and Communications launches the expansion and modernization program of the Tuguegarao Airport, alongside several key secondary airports in the country. Named as the Tuguegarao Airport Development Project, which consist of ₱10.67 million for taxiway and runway widening and another ₱45.99 million for the terminal upgrades.[13]

As of 2018, the Phase 1 was completed which includes the expansion of the passenger terminal building, widening of runway and taxiway and the upgrading of the Airfield Lighting System, necessary for longer night time operations.[14] Phase 2 of the Tuguegarao Airport Development Project, which starts in 2018, covers the expansion of the existing pre-departure and check-in areas of the passenger terminal building and additional check-in counters at the second floor.[14]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Data missing for July and October 2002.
  2. ^ Data missing for May and August–November 2003.
  3. ^ Data missing for May 2004.
  4. ^ Data missing for December 2005.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Aircraft Movement for CY 2016 Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, retrieved June 16, 2018
  2. ^ Volume of Air Passengers and Air Cargo (Air Cargo in Metric Tons) Archived 2009-04-22 at the Wayback Machine Air Transportation Office, retrieved April 21, 2009
  3. ^ a b "Tuguegarao Airport Information". Skyscanner Philippines.
  4. ^ a b Unless otherwise specified, data for 2018 is taken from the following document published in the Philippine Government's Freedom of Information Portal: Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines - Aerodrome Development & Management Service (15 April 2018). "Passenger Statistics Philippines". Republic of the Philippines - Freedom of Information Portal. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Unless otherwise specified, data for 2001–2010 are taken from the archived version of a zip file from the downloads page of the CAAP's official website: "Philippine Aircraft, Passenger and Cargo Statistics 2001–2010". Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  6. ^ Unless otherwise specified, data for 2011 are taken from the downloads section of the CAAP's official website: Briones, Jose T. (27 January 2012). "Passenger Movement for CY 2011". Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. Aerodrome Development & Management Service. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  7. ^ Unless otherwise specified, data for 2012 are taken from the downloads section of the CAAP's official website: Tandoc, Jefferson Niño C.; Briones, Jose T. (22 January 2013). "Passenger Movement for CY 2012". Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. Aerodrome Development & Management Service. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  8. ^ Unless otherwise specified, data for 2013 are taken from the downloads section of the CAAP's official website: Tandoc, Jefferson Niño C.; Briones, Jose T. (1 February 2014). "Passenger Movement for CY 2013". Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. Aerodrome Development & Management Service. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  9. ^ Unless otherwise specified, data for 2014 are taken from the downloads section of the CAAP's official website: Tandoc, Jefferson Niño C.; Abag, Alexander M. (30 March 2015). "Passenger Movement for CY 2014". Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. Aerodrome Development & Management Service. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  10. ^ Unless otherwise specified, data for 2015 is taken from the following page of the Philippine Government's Data Portal: Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. "2011-2015 Air Traffic Data - Air Transportation Passenger Movement". Republic of the Philippines - Data Portal. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  11. ^ Unless otherwise specified, data for 2016 is taken from the following document published in the Philippine Government's Freedom of Information Portal: Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines - Aerodrome Development & Management Service (28 March 2017). "2016 Passenger Statistics of all Philippine Airports". Republic of the Philippines - Freedom of Information Portal. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  12. ^ Unless otherwise specified, data for 2017 is taken from the following document published in the Philippine Government's Freedom of Information Portal: Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines - Aerodrome Development & Management Service (11 May 2018). "Aircraft Movement for CY 2017". Republic of the Philippines - Freedom of Information Portal. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  13. ^ a b Dela Paz, Chrisee Jalyssa V. "Tuguegarao airport expansion, rehab contracts announced". BusinessWorld Online. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  14. ^ a b c Pabalinas, Ma. Jessica C. "DOTr chief inaugurates Tuguegarao airport's new passenger terminal". Philippine Information Agency. Retrieved 2018-04-09.

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