The major gateway to the Philippines is the Ninoy Aquino International Airport which is located in the capital – Manila. With the increasing number of tourist, the airports are being upgraded to handle more passengers and bigger planes. Here are some of the growing list of International Airports in the country which may be your ports of entry:
|City/Municipality||Province||Airport Code||Airport name|
|Silay||Negros Occidental||BCD||Bacolod-Silay International Airport|
|Angeles||Pampanga||CRK||Clark International Airport|
|Davao City||Davao del Sur||DVO||Francisco Bangoy (Davao) International Airport|
|General Santos||South Cotabato||GES||General Santos International (Tambler) Airport|
|Cabatuan||Iloilo||ILO||Iloilo International Airport|
|Kalibo||Aklan||KLO||Kalibo International Airport|
|Laoag||Ilocos Norte||LAO||Laoag International Airport|
|Lapu-Lapu||Cebu||CEB||Mactan-Cebu International Airport|
|Parañaque/Pasay||Metro Manila||MNL||Ninoy Aquino (Manila) International Airport|
|Puerto Princesa||Palawan||PPS||Puerto Princesa International Airport|
|Morong||Bataan||SFS||Subic Bay International Airport|
|Zamboanga City||Zamboanga del Sur||ZAM||Zamboanga International Airport|
Aside from the international airports, there are also a number of domestic airports scattered all over the archipelago. You need to check-out which airport that you would use to a particular province and which airlines are servicing that route.
Most of the airlines operating in the Philippines are budget airlines. I think Philippine Airlines, the flag carrier, is the only full service airline. Thanks to these budget airlines traveling across the different islands is now much more convenient. Here are 5 major airlines operating in the country:
|Major Airlines in the Philippines||Website URL:|
|Sky Jet Air||http://www.skyjetair.com/|
To make it easier to plan out your flights to the Philippines, you can use http://www.skyscanner.com.ph/
- Do not make bomb jokes. Even just mere mention of bomb would get you in trouble. By trouble, I mean Prison!
- Liquid, aerosol and gels in more than 100ml containers are not allowed in your hand carry luggage.
- Arrive in the airport 3 hours in advance for international flights and 2 hours in advance for domestic flights.
- Terminal fees are collected from passengers departing a particular airport. The fund is used for acquiring security equipments for the airport. The fee varies depending on the airport:
- International departure: P200-750
- Domestic departure on International airport: P200
- Other Local Domestic Airports: P20-40
What’s your favorite airline in the Philippines? Tell me about your experience below.