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List Of Airports In The Philippines: Classification


ATO System

The old ATO system divided airports into five classifications under two broad categories: international and domestic airports. These two broad categories were further divided into the following airport types:

  • Primary international airports are the primary international gateways into the Philippines.
  • Secondary international airports are airports that are capable of handling international flights but are not designated as primary international gateways. These airports may or may not service actual international flights and may or may not have active customs and immigration facilities.
  • Trunkline airports or major commercial domestic airports are domestic airports in major cities around the Philippines that are capable of supporting large aircraft. These are, in most cases, the only domestic airports with an instrument landing system.
  • Secondary airports or minor commercial domestic airports are domestic airports in smaller cities and municipalities usually capable of handling smaller propeller aircraft. Some airports in this classification are capable of supporting jet aircraft. However, these airports are only open from sunrise until sunset, usually requiring notification of airport authorities if nighttime landing is a necessity.
  • Feeder airports are domestic airports capable only of handling small propeller aircraft. Many of these airports are small airstrips serving far-flung islands.

CAAP System

The new CAAP system revises the previous ATO system, while maintaining the current classification of airports into international and domestic airports. The change was made pursuant to the Philippine Transport Strategic Study and the 1992 Civil Aviation Master Plan. The new system rationalizes the system of airport classification, represented by the following types:

  • International airports are airports capable of handling international flights. Airports in this category include airports that currently have or have previously served international destinations. There are currently ten airports in this category, including all primary international airports, most secondary international airports, and Puerto Princesa Airport and Kalibo Airport, both trunkline and secondary airports, respectively.
  • Principal airports or domestic airports are airports that only serve domestic destinations. There are two types:
  • Class 1 principal airports are airports capable of serving jet aircraft with a capacity of at least 100 seats.

City/Municipality Province IATA ICAO Airport name Classification Coordinates
Silay Negros Occidental BCD RPVB Bacolod-Silay International Airport International
Angeles Pampanga CRK RPLC RPMK Clark International Airport International
Davao City Davao del Sur DVO RPMD RPWD Francisco Bangoy Davao International Airport International
General Santos South Cotabato GES RPMR General Santos International Tambler Airport International
Cabatuan Iloilo ILO RPVI Iloilo International Airport International
Kalibo Aklan KLO RPVK Kalibo International Airport International
Laguindingan Misamis Oriental CGY RPMY Laguindingan International Airport International
Laoag Ilocos Norte LAO RPLI Laoag International Airport International
Lapu-Lapu Cebu CEB RPVM Mactan-Cebu International Airport International
Parañaque/Pasay Metro Manila MNL RPLL RPMM Ninoy Aquino Manila International Airport International
Puerto Princesa Palawan PPS RPVP Puerto Princesa International Airport International
Morong Bataan SFS RPLB RPMB Subic Bay International Airport International
Zamboanga City Zamboanga del Sur ZAM RPMZ Zamboanga International Airport International
Butuan Agusan del Norte BXU RPME RPWE Bancasi Butuan Airport Principal-Class 1
Cotabato City Maguindanao CBO RPMC RPWC Awang Cotabato Airport Principal-Class 1
Dipolog Zamboanga del Norte DPL RPMG RPWG Dipolog Airport Principal-Class 1
Sibulan Negros Oriental DGT RPVD Sibulan Dumaguete Airport Principal-Class 1
Legazpi Albay LGP RPLP Legazpi Airport Principal-Class 1
Pili Camarines Sur WNP RPUN Naga Pili Airport Principal-Class 1
Pagadian Zamboanga del Sur PAG RPMP RPWP Pagadian Airport Principal-Class 1
Roxas Capiz RXS RPVR Roxas Airport Principal-Class 1
San Jose Occidental Mindoro SJI RPUH San Jose Airport Principal-Class 1
Tacloban Leyte TAC RPVA Daniel Z. Romualdez Tacloban Airport Principal-Class 1
Tagbilaran Bohol TAG RPVT Tagbilaran Airport Principal-Class 1
Tuguegarao Cagayan TUG RPUT Tuguegarao Airport Principal-Class 1
San Jose de Buenavista Antique EUQ RPVS Evelio Javier Antique Airport Principal-Class 2
Baguio Benguet BAG RPUB Loakan Baguio Airport Principal-Class 2
Basco Batan Island Batanes BSO RPUO Basco Airport Principal-Class 2
Bongao Tawi-Tawi SGS TWT RPMN RPWN Sanga-Sanga Tawi-Tawi Airport Principal-Class 2
Coron Busuanga Island Palawan USU RPVV Francisco B. Reyes Busuanga-Coron Airport Principal-Class 2
Calbayog Samar CYP RPVC Calbayog Airport Principal-Class 2
Mambajao Camiguin CGM RPMH Camiguin Airport Principal-Class 2
Catarman Northern Samar CRM RPVF Catarman National Airport Principal-Class 2
Malay Boracay Aklan MPH RPVE Godofredo P. Ramos Caticlan Airport Principal-Class 2
Magsaysay Cuyo Island Palawan CYU RPLO RPCU Cuyo Airport Principal-Class 2
Jolo Sulu JOL RPMJ RPWJ Jolo Airport Principal-Class 2
Gasan Marinduque MRQ RPUW Marinduque Airport Principal-Class 2
Masbate City Masbate MBT RPVJ Moises R. Espinosa Masbate Airport Principal-Class 2
Ormoc Leyte OMC RPVO Ormoc Airport Principal-Class 2
Alcantara Tablas Island Romblon TBH RPVU Tugdan Romblon Airport Principal-Class 2
Del Carmen Siargao Island Surigao del Norte IAO SOS RPNS RPSI Sayak Siargao Airport Principal-Class 2
Surigao Surigao del Norte SUG RPMS RPWS Surigao Airport Principal-Class 2
Tandag Surigao del Sur TDG RPMW RPWW Tandag Airport Principal-Class 2
Virac Catanduanes VRC RPUV Virac Airport Principal-Class 1
Perez Alabat Island Quezon RPLY RPXT Alabat Airport Community
Surallah South Cotabato AAV RPMA RPWA Allah Valley Airport Community
Bagabag Nueva Vizcaya RPUZ Bagabag Airport Community
San Luis Aurora BQA RPUR Dr. Juan C. Angara Baler Airport Community
Santa Fe Bantayan Island Cebu RPSB Bantayan Airport Community
Naval Biliran RPVQ RPNA Biliran Airport Community
Bislig Surigao del Sur BPH RPMF RPWZ Bislig Airport Community
Borongan Eastern Samar BPR RPVW Borongan Punta Maria Airport Community
Bulan Sorsogon RPUU Bulan Airport Community
Calapan Oriental Mindoro CPP RPUK Calapan Airport Community
Mapun Tawi-Tawi CDY RPMU Cagayan de Sulu Mapun Airport Community
Catbalogan Samar RPVY RPCA Catbalogan Airport Community
Cauayan Isabela CYZ RPUY Cauayan Airport Community
Daet Camarines Norte DTE RPUD Bagasbas Daet Airport Community
Guiuan Eastern Samar RPVG Guiuan Airport Community
Hilongos Leyte RPVH Hilongos Airport Community
Iba Zambales RPUI Iba Airport Community
Baloi Lanao del Norte IGN RPMI RPWX Maria Cristina Iligan Airport Community
Ipil Zamboanga Sibugay IPE RPMV Ipil Airport Community
Itbayat Itbayat Island Batanes RPLT RPXI Itbayat Airport Community
Jomalig Polillo Islands Quezon RPLJ RPXJ Jomalig Airport Community
Liloy Zamboanga del Norte RPMX Liloy Airport Community
Lingayen Pangasinan RPUG Lingayen Airport Community
Lubang Lubang Island Occidental Mindoro LBX RPLU RPXG Lubang Airport Community
Maasin Southern Leyte RPSM Panan-awan Maasin Airport Community
Malabang Lanao del Sur MLP RPMM RPWM Malabang Airport Community
Mamburao Occidental Mindoro MBO RPUM Mamburao Airport Community
Mansalay Oriental Mindoro RPLG Wasig Mansalay Airport Community
Mati Davao Oriental MXI RPMQ Mati Airport formerly Imelda R. Marcos Airport Community
Ozamiz Misamis Occidental OZC RPMO RPWI Labo Ozamiz Airport Community
Palanan Isabela RPLN RPPA Palanan Airport Community
Pinamalayan Oriental Mindoro RPLA Pinamalayan Airport Community
Plaridel Bulacan RPUX Plaridel Airport Community
Rosales Pangasinan RPLR Rosales Airport Community
San Fernando La Union SFE RPUS San Fernando Poro Point Airport Community
Siocon Zamboanga del Norte XSO RPNO Siocon Airport Community
Siquijor Siquijor RPVZ RPSQ Siquijor Airport Community
Sorsogon City Sorsogon RPLZ RPXU Sorsogon Gabao/Bacon Airport Community
Ubay Bohol RPSN RPBY Ubay Airport Community
Vigan Ilocos Sur VGN RPUQ Mindoro Vigan Airport Community

  • Cities that have become independent of the province are listed with the province it was formerly part of, as is the practice for statistical purposes.

Unclassified Airports And Airfields

City/Municipality Province IATA ICAO Airport name Primary related industry Coordinates
Candelaria Zambales Acoje Airstrip Mining now defunct?
Tarlac City Tarlac Alto Airfield General aviation
Aroroy Masbate Amoroy Airstrip Mining
Aparri Cagayan RPUA Aparri Maura Airport Tourism/general aviation
Mercedes Apuao Grande Island Camarines Norte Apuao Grande Airstrip Tourism/general aviation
Cagwait Surigao del Sur Aras-Asan Airstrip Forestry
San Fernando Sibuyan Island Romblon Azagra Airstrip Tourism/general aviation
Baganga Davao Oriental BNQ Baganga Lambajon Airport Forestry
Balabagan Lanao del Sur Balabagan Airstrip Agriculture
Polillo Balesin Island Quezon Balesin Tordesillas Airstrip Tourism/general aviation
Aparri Barit Island Cagayan Barit Airstrip Tourism/general aviation
Dasol Pangasinan Barlo Airstrip Mining
Tanauan City Batangas Barradas Airfield General aviation
Basay Negros Oriental Basay Airstrip Mining
Ilagan Isabela Bicobian Airstrip Forestry
Kapalong Davao del Norte Bienvenida Airstrip Agriculture
Binalonan Pangasinan Binalonan Airport Agriculture
Brooke's Point Palawan Brooke's Point Airstrip Tourism/general aviation
Buenavista Agusan del Norte RPWV Buenavista Airfield defunct?
Balabac Bugsuk Island Palawan Bugsuk Bonbon Airport Agriculture
Mabalacat Pampanga Bundagul Airstrip Heavy industry
Mangatarem Pangasinan Cabaluyan Airstrip Agriculture
Aroroy Masbate Calanay Airstrip Agriculture
Calatagan Batangas Calatagan Hacienda Zobel Airstrip Agriculture/general aviation
San Francisco Pacijan Island Cebu Camotes Airstrip Tourism/general aviation
Balabac Candaraman Island Palawan Candaraman Airstrip Tourism/general aviation
Santa Catalina Negros Oriental Caranoche Airstrip Agriculture
Carranglan Nueva Ecija Carranglan Airstrip defunct
Casiguran Aurora CGG Casiguran Airport Forestry
Taytay Palawan RZP SDL RPSD Cesar Lim Rodriguez Taytay-Sandoval Airport Tourism/general aviation
Compostela Compostela Valley Compostela Airstrip 1 Agriculture
Compostela Compostela Valley Compostela Airstrip 2 Agriculture
Coron Busuanga Island Palawan XCN Coron Rural Airport Tourism/general aviation
Culion Palawan CUJ Culion Airstrip Tourism/general aviation
Dalaguete Cebu Dalaguete Casay Airstrip Tourism/general aviation
Panabo City Davao del Norte Dapco Airstrip Agriculture
Datu Paglas Maguindanao Datu Paglas Airstrip Agriculture
Manolo Fortich Bukidnon RPMT RPWT Del Monte Plantation Airstrip Agriculture
Roxas Palawan RPVL Del Pilar Airport Tourism/general aviation
Lianga Surigao del Sur Diatagon Airstrip Forestry now defunct
Buluan Maguindanao Digal Airstrip Agriculture
Dilasag Aurora DSG Dilasag Airstrip Forestry
Dinapigue Isabela Dinapigue Airstrip Forestry
Divilacan Isabela Divilacan Airstrip Forestry
Dolores Eastern Samar RPVX Dolores Picardo Airport defunct?
Tubay Agusan del Norte Doña Rosario Tubay Airport Agriculture
El Nido Palawan ENI RPEN El Nido Lio Airport Tourism/general aviation
Aparri Fuga Island Cagayan Fuga Airstrip Tourism/general aviation
Sablayan Occidental Mindoro General Emilio Aguinaldo Sablayan Airstrip Agriculture/general aviation
Hagonoy Davao del Sur Guihing Airstrip Agriculture
Buenavista Guimaras Guimaras Airfield Tourism/general aviation
Santa Cruz Hermana Mayor Island Zambales Hermana Mayor Airstrip Tourism/general aviation
Santa Cruz Hermana Menor Island Zambales Hermana Menor Airstrip Tourism/general aviation
San Vicente Palawan Inandeng Airstrip Tourism/general aviation
Isabela City Basilan Isabela Airstrip defunct?
Castillejos Zambales RPUJ Jesus F. Magsaysay Castillejos Airfield General aviation
Kalamansig Sultan Kudarat Kalamansig Airport Agriculture
Panabo City Davao del Norte Kasilak Evergreen Farms Airstrip Agriculture
Panabo City Davao del Norte Kasilak Unifrutti Airstrip Agriculture
Isulan Sultan Kudarat RPMK RPWK Kenram Airport Agriculture
Kiamba Sarangani Kling Airstrip Agriculture
Tagum City Davao del Norte La Filipina Airstrip Agriculture
Santo Tomas Davao del Norte La Libertad Airstrip Agriculture
Caramoan Lahuy Island Camarines Sur Lahuy Airstrip Mining
General Santos City South Cotabato Lagao Airstrip Agriculture
Lal-lo Cagayan Lal-lo Airstrip Forestry
Lanuza Surigao del Sur Lanuza Carmen Airstrip Tourism/general aviation
Davao City Davao del Sur Lapanday Airstrip Agriculture
Jose Panganiban Camarines Norte RPUP Larap Jose Panganiban Airport Mining
Lebak Sultan Kudarat LWA Lebak Rural Airport Agriculture
Lebak Sultan Kudarat Lebak Airstrip Agriculture
Mankayan Benguet Lepanto Airstrip Mining
Lucena City Quezon RPUE Lucena Airport General aviation
Kapalong Davao del Norte Luna Airstrip Agriculture
Santo Tomas Davao del Norte Lunga-og Airstrip Agriculture
Toledo City Cebu Lutopan Airstrip Mining
Kapalong Davao del Norte Mabantao Airstrip Agriculture
Aparri Mabag Island Cagayan Mabag Airstrip Tourism/general aviation
Maconacon Isabela Maconacon Airport Forestry/agriculture
Tagum City Davao del Norte Madaum Hijo Airstrip Agriculture
Ramon Isabela RP0D RP14 Magat MRMP Airport Heavy industry
Asuncion Davao del Norte Magatos Airstrip Agriculture
Malalag Davao del Sur Malalag Airstrip Agriculture
Malita Davao del Sur RP0G RP17 Malita Airport General aviation
Mabini Compostela Valley Mampising Airstrip Agriculture
Milagros Masbate Manato Airstrip Agriculture
Maragusan Compostela Valley Mapawa Airstrip Agriculture
Maramag Bukidnon XMA Maramag Airport Agriculture
Don Carlos Bukidnon Maraymaray Airstrip defunct
Mawab Compostela Valley Mawab Airstrip Agriculture
Medellin Cebu RPVN Medellin Airfield defunct
Palimbang Sultan Kudarat Milbuk Airport Agriculture
Norzagaray Bulacan Minuyan Airstrip Mining
Sipalay City Negros Occidental Nabulao Airstrip Mining
Nampicuan Nueva Ecija Nampicuan Airstrip General aviation
Malaybalay City Bukidnon Nasuli Bangcud Airstrip General aviation
Surigao City Nonoc Island Surigao del Norte RP0C RP13 Nonoc Airport Mining
M'lang North Cotabato North Cotabato Rural Airport Agriculture
Angeles City Pampanga RPLC OMNI Aviation Complex General aviation
Pagbilao Pagbilao Grande Island Quezon RP0B RP12 Pagbilao Airport Heavy industry
Cuyo Pamalican Island Palawan Pamalican Amanpulo Airstrip Tourism/general aviation
Paniqui Tarlac Paniqui Airstrip General aviation
Isabel Leyte RP0E RP15 PASAR-LIDE Airport Heavy industry
San Jose City Nueva Ecija Pinili Upper Pampanga River Project Airstrip Heavy industry
Bislig City Surigao del Sur PICOP Airstrip Forestry
Polomolok South Cotabato Polomolok Airstrip Agriculture
Masinloc Zambales Poon Coto Airstrip Mining
San Carlos City Negros Occidental Refugio Airstrip Agriculture
Bataraza Palawan Rio Tuba Airport Mining
Kananga Leyte Rizal Airstrip Heavy industry now defunct
Samal Bataan Samal Airport Heavy industry
Toledo City Cebu Sangi Airport Heavy industry
Santo Tomas Davao del Norte San Miguel Airstrip Agriculture
Santa Josefa Agusan del Sur Santa Josefa Aurora Airstrip Agriculture
Concepcion Tarlac Santa Rosa Voice of America Airstrip General aviation
Caluya Semirara Island Antique RPSR Semirara Airport Mining
Siasi Sulu SSV Siasi Airport Agriculture
Carles Sicogon Island Iloilo ICO RPSG Sicogon Airport Tourism/general aviation
Sipalay City Negros Occidental Sipalay Airport San Jose Airstrip General Aviation
Sirawai Zamboanga del Norte Sirawai Airport Agriculture
Busuanga Busuanga Island Palawan SUMAPI Old Busuanga Airstrip Agriculture
Braulio E. Dujali Davao del Norte TADECO I Airstrip Agriculture
Panabo City Davao del Norte TADECO II Airstrip Agriculture
Rizal Palawan TGB Tagbita Airport Mining
Claveria Cagayan Taggat Airport Forestry
Tampakan South Cotabato Tampakan Airstrip Agriculture
Santa Cruz Marinduque Tapian Airport Mining
Pantukan Compostela Valley Tibagon Airstrip Agriculture
Santa Catalina Negros Oriental Tolong Airstrip Agriculture
Sumisip Basilan Tumajubong Airport Agriculture

  • Cities that have become independent of the province are listed with the province it was formerly part of, as is the practice for statistical purposes.

Airports Being Planned Or Under Construction

The list below does not include domestic airports that are only being upgraded. The status for some of the airports is from a document from the Department of Transportation and Communication, with information current as of June 30, 2008.

Actual location Airport name Type Status Coordinates
Manila Bay and Cavite City New Manila International Airport International Planning stages
Daraga, Albay Bicol Southern Luzon/Legazpi International Airport International Under construction
Panglao, Bohol New Bohol Panglao International Airport International Under construction
San Jose, Romblon Carabao Island Airport International Planning stages
Zamboanga City Zamboanga International Airport International Planning stages
Lal-lo, Cagayan Northern Cagayan International Airport International Planning stages
San Fernando City, La Union Poro Point International Airport International Upgrading finished ?
San Vicente, Palawan San Vicente Airport Domestic Under construction
Casiguran, Aurora Casiguran Airport Domestic Upgrading underway ?
Sipalay City, Negros Occidental Sipalay Airport San Jose Airstrip Domestic Upgrading underway ?
Alaminos City, Pangasinan Alaminos Pangasinan Airport Domestic Under construction
San Antonio, Northern Samar Dalupiri Airport Domestic Under construction
Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental Kabankalan City Domestic Airport Domestic Under construction
San Carlos City, Negros Occidental San Carlos City Airport Domestic Under construction
Balabac, Palawan Balabac Airport Domestic Planning stages
Daanbantayan, Cebu Daanbantayan North Cebu Airstrip Domestic Planning stages
Libmanan, Camarines Sur Libmanan Airport Domestic Planning stages
Maddela, Quirino Quirino Airport Domestic Planning stages
Don Carlos, Bukidnon Bukidnon Airport Maraymaray Airstrip Domestic Proposed
Santa Marcela, Apayao Panay Airport Domestic Proposed

Closed Airports

Military Airports And Airfields

Actual location IATA ICAO Military facility name Coordinates
Military use
Lipa City, Batangas RPUL Basilio Fernando Air Base
Cagayan de Oro City Camp Edilberto Evangelista Airfield
Tanay, Rizal Camp Mateo Capinpin Airfield
San Fernando City, Pampanga Camp Olivas Moras Airfield
Floridablanca, Pampanga RPUF Cesar Basa Air Base
Capas, Tarlac RPLQ RPXC Crow Valley Gunnery Range
Cavite City, Cavite SGL NSP RPLS Danilo Atienza Air Base formerly U.S. Naval Station Sangley Point
Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte Jose Paredes Air Station
San Fernando City, La Union RPLW RPXP Poro Point Wallace Air Station
General Santos City RPMB RPWB Rajah Buayan Air Base
Kalayaan, Palawan RPPN Rancudo Airfield
Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi Sibutu Airfield
Rizal, Palawan RPTP Tarumpitao Point Airfield
Mixed military-civilian use
Puerto Princesa City PPS RPVP Antonio Bautista Air Base and Puerto Princesa Airport
Lapu-Lapu City CEB NOP RPVM RPMT Benito Ebuen Mactan Air Base and Mactan-Cebu International Airport
Santa Ana, Cagayan Camilo Osias Naval Base - San Vicente Naval Airfield
Clark Freeport Zone CRK RPLC RPMK Clark Air Base and Clark International Airport
Zamboanga City ZAM RPMZ Edwin Andrews Air Base and Zamboanga International Airport
Palayan City, Nueva Ecija RPLV RPXM Fort Magsaysay Airfield
Isabela City, Basilan RP0F RP16 Menzi Cabunbata Airfield Seahawk Landing Zone
Parañaque City/Pasay City MNL RPLL RPAF Jesus Villamor Air Base formerly Nichols Field and Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Former military use
Victorias City, Negros Occidental Alicante Airfield defunct
Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija RPUC Camp Tinio Maniquis Airfield
Camalaniugan, Cagayan Camalaniugan Airfield defunct
Morong, Bataan SFS NCP RPLB RPMB U.S. Naval Air Station Cubi Point now Subic Bay International Airport
Echague, Isabela Echague Airfield defunct
Cavite City, Cavite RPLX RPXR Kindley Landing Field Corregidor

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