This is the major airport for the Bicol Region and Legazpi Airport. Domestic operators Airphil This is the major airport for the Bicol Region and Legazpi Airport. Domestic operators Airphil Express, Cebu Pacific, PHilippine Airlines and Zest Airways fly out of here to Manila and Cebu.Express, Cebu Pacific, PHilippine Airlines and Zest Airways fly out of here to Manila and Cebu.
LEGAZPI CITY – The national government has allotted R550 million for the development of the proposed P3.4-billion Bicol International Airport in Barangay Alobo, Daraga, Albay.
Raul Basallote, Bicol area manager of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DoTC), disclosed last week the information to members of the sangguniang panlalawigan of Albay.
In a briefing, Basallote said that P250 million was initially earmarked last year for the project. He said that the DoTC has asked for P600-million budget for this year, but only P300 million had been included in the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2008.
The DoTC official said he is optimistic that the project would be pushed through because President Arroyo has included it as one of her priority projects she announced in her state-of-the-nation address (SoNA).
Conceptualized in 1992 by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the proposed international airport was intended to replace the existing Legazpi airport in Legazpi City.
Basallote said the Legazpi airport could not be developed into an international airport that could accommodate big airplanes like Boeing 747 or Airbus because it has a short runway and the obstruction posed by Mayon Volcano and Ligñon Hill.
In 1997, the Philippine government requested the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to undertake a study on the possible site of an international airport in Bicol.
Furthermore, he said that an instrument landing system could not be installed at the Legazpi Airport due to the two obstructions.
Naga Airport (Filipino: Paliparan ng Naga, Bikol: Palayogan nin Naga) (IATA: WNP, ICAO:RPUN) is an airport serving the general area of Naga City, located in the province of Camarines Sur in the Philippines, as well as the city's metropolitan area. Although the airport is named after Naga, it is actually located in the provincial capital, Pili.
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 Communicationsthat is responsible for the operations of not only this airport but also of all other airports in the Philippines except the major international airports.