List of Airports in the Philippines
Three types of airports exist in the Philippines: international airports, principal airports and community airports. Classification
Airports in the Philippines have used two different types of classification: one being used by the Air Transportation Office and another being used by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, the successor body to the ATO. ATO system
The ATO system previously divided airports into five classifications under two broad categories: international and domestic airports. From these two broad categories, these would be broken down into the following 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 CAAP system revises the old ATO system, 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. However, 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. Most airports previously classified as trunkline airports, as well as some secondary airports, are placed in this category. Two secondary international airports, Bacolod-Silay City International Airport and Iloilo International Airport, are also in this category. Class 2 principal airports are airports capable of serving propeller aircraft with a capacity of at least 19 seats. Loakan Airport in Baguio City, previously a trunkline airport, some secondary airports, and Godofredo P. Ramos Airport in Malay, Aklan, Camiguin Airport, Cuyo Airport and Sayak Airport on Siargao Island, all feeder airports, are in this category. Community airports are airports that are used primarily for general aviation. Most feeder airports are in this category and only four airports: Baler Airport, a feeder airport, and Cauayan Airport, Labo Airport in Ozamiz City and Bagasbas Airport in Daet, Camarines Norte, formerly secondary airports, have regular air service. Some feeder airports previously classified in the old ATO system, such as Lucena Airport, are not covered by the new system. Likewise, airports such as El Nido Airport...
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