Virac Airport (Tagalog: Paliparan ng Virac, Bikol: Palayogan nin Virac) (IATA: VRC, ICAO: RPUV) is the only airport serving the island province of Catanduanes in the Philippines. It is located in the capital, Virac. The airport is classified as a Class 1 principal (major domestic) airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, a body of the Department of Transportation and Communications that is responsible for the operations of not only this airport but also of all other airports in the Philippines except the major international airports.

Virac Airport

Paliparan ng Virac
Palayogan nin Virac
Virac Airport 2018.jpg
Exterior of Virac Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
ServesVirac, Catanduanes
Elevation AMSL37 m / 121 ft
Coordinates13°34′35″N 124°12′20″E / 13.57639°N 124.20556°E / 13.57639; 124.20556Coordinates: 13°34′35″N 124°12′20″E / 13.57639°N 124.20556°E / 13.57639; 124.20556
Map
VRC/RPUV is located in Philippines
VRC/RPUV
VRC/RPUV
Location in the Philippines
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,886 6,188 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Passengers53,265
Aircraft movements662
Cargo Movements(in kgs)76,642
Source: Statistics from eFOI[1]

On October 27, 2013, Cebu Pacific launched the first ever Airbus flight in Virac.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Cebu Pacific Manila

Airport Redevelopment ProjectEdit

The project is the Rehabilitation of Virac Airport with the goal expanding its passenger terminal area in order to cater to the growing number of passengers and cargo that fly in and out of Catanduanes. The project derives its funds from CAAP or the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

  • Modernization of Airport Terminal and Facilities
  • Asphalt overlay of runway (30mx1,886m) - approved budget 105.13 million pesos

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (23 July 2018). "Yearly Passenger, Cargo and Aircraft Movements of all airports in the Philippines 1997-2017". Republic of the Philippines - Freedom of Information Portal. Retrieved 13 August 2018.

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