The Philippines is a nation in Southeast Asia that is heavily influenced by Anglo-European and Asian cultures. As more and more travelers explore the country’s many islands, air traffic increases every year. In this article, we will tackle all airports in the Philippines.
Currently, 78 Philippine airports handle international, domestic, and charter flights. In addition, choosing the international airports will also be important to you. The Philippines actually has some of the busiest airports in Asia.
In the table, you will find a complete list of the Philippines’ airports with the related IATA and ICAO code.
|CITY||REGION||AIRPORT||IATA Code||ICAO Code|
|Baguio||Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)||Loakan||BAG||RPUB|
|Bacolod||Region VI (Western Visayas)||Bacolod||BCD||RPVB|
|Baganga||Region XI (Davao Region)||Baganga||BNQ||RPUZ|
|Bislig||Region XIII (Caraga)||Bislig||BPH||RPMF|
|Baler||Region III (Central Luzon)||Baler||BQA||RPUR|
|Basco||Region II (Cagayan Valley)||Basco||BSO||RPUO|
|Butuan||Region XIII (Caraga)||Butuan||BXU||RPME|
|Cagayan De Sulu||Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)||Cagayan De Sulu||CDY||RPMU|
|Cebu||Region VII (Central Visayas)||Mactan-Cebu International||CEB||RPVM|
|Casiguran||Region III (Central Luzon)||Casiguran||CGG|
|Camiguin||Region X (Northern Mindanao)||Mambajao||CGM||RPMH|
|Cagayan De Oro||Region X (Northern Mindanao)||Cagayan De Oro Domestic Airport||CGY||RPML|
|Angeles City||Region III (Central Luzon)||Diosdado Macapagal International (Clark Int)||CRK||RPLC|
|Catarman||Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)||National||CRM||RPVF|
|Culion||Region IV-B (Mimaropa)||Culion||CUJ|
|Calbayog||Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)||Calbayog||CYP||RPVC|
|Cuyo||Region IV-B (Mimaropa)||Cuyo||CYU||RPLO|
|Cauayan||Region II (Cagayan Valley)||Cauayan||CYZ||RPUY|
|Dumaguete||Region VII (Central Visayas)||Dumaguete||DGT||RPVD|
|Doongan||Region XIII (Caraga)||Doongan||DNG||VVTH|
|Dipolog||Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)||Dipolog||DPL||RPMG|
|Dilasag||Region III (Central Luzon)||Dilasag||DSG|
|Daet||Region V (Bicol Region)||Camarines Norte||DTE||RPUD|
|Davao||Region XI (Davao Region)||Francisco Bangoy International||DVO||RPMD|
|El Nido||Region IV-B (Mimaropa)||El Nido||ENI|
|Antique||Region VI (Western Visayas)||Evelio Javier||EUQ||RPVS|
|General Santos||Soccsksargen||General Santos International||GES||RPMB|
|Sicogon Island||Region VI (Western Visayas)||Sicogon Island||ICO|
|Iligan||Region X (Northern Mindanao)||Maria Cristina||IGN||RPMI|
|Iloilo||Region VI (Western Visayas)||Mandurriao||ILO||RPVI|
|Ipil||Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)||Ipil||IPE||RPMV|
|Jolo||Autonomous Region In Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)||Jolo||JOL||RPMJ|
|Kalibo||Region VI (Western Visayas)||Kalibo||KLO||RPVK|
|Laoag||Region I (Ilocos)||Laoag International Airport||LAO||RPLI|
|Lubang||Region IV-B (Mimaropa)||Lubang||LBX||RPLU|
|Legazpi||Region V (Bicol)||Legazpi||LGP||RPLP|
|Mamburao||Region IV-B (Mimaropa)||Mamburao||MBO||RPUM|
|Masbate||Region V (Bicol)||Masbate||MBT||RPVJ|
|Matagorda Island||Matagorda AFB||MGI|
|Malabang||Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)||Malabang||MLP||RPMM|
|Manila||National Capital Region (NCR)||Ninoy Aquino Intl||MNL||RPLL|
|Caticlan||Western Visayas (Region VI)||Malay||MPH||RPVE|
|Marinduque||Region IV-B (Mimaropa)||Marinduque||MRQ||RPUW|
|Masalembo||Region III (Central Luzon)||Masalembo||MSI|
|Mati||Region XI (Davao Region)||Imelda Romualdez Marcos||MXI||RPMQ|
|Luzon IS||Region III (Central Luzon)||Cubi Pt NAS||NCP|
|Sangley Point||Region VI-A (Calabarzon)||NAF||NSP||RPLS|
|Ormoc||Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)||Ormoc||OMC||RPVO|
|Ozamis City||Region X (Northern Mindanao)||Labo||OZC||RPMO|
|Pagadian||Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)||Pagadian||PAG||RPMP|
|Puerto Princesa||Region IV-B (Mimaropa)||Puerto Princesa||PPS||RPVP|
|Roxas City||Region VI (Western Visayas)||Roxas City||RXS||RPVR|
|Taytay Sandoval||Region VI-B (Mimaropa)||CLR Airport||RZP||SBRF|
|San Fernando||Region III (Central Luzon)||San Fernando||SFE||RPUS|
|Cavite City||Region VI-A (Calabarzon)||Sangley Point NAS||SGL|
|Sanga Sanga||Autonomous Region In Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)||Sanga Sanga||SGS||RPMN|
|San Jose||Region VI-B (Mimaropa)||Mcguire Field||SJI||RPUH|
|Siasi||Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)||Siasi||SSV|
|Surigao||Region XIII (Caraga)||Surigao||SUG||RPMS|
|Tacloban||Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)||D.Z Romualdez||TAC||RPVA|
|Tagbilaran||Region VII (Central Visayas)||Tagbilaran||TAG||RPVT|
|Tablas||Region VI-B (Mimaropa)||Romblon||TBH||RPVU|
|Tandag||Region XIII (Caraga)||Tandag||TDG||RPMW|
|Tagbita||Region IV (Calabarzon)||Tagbita||TGB|
|Tuguegarao||Region II (Cagayan Valley)||Tuguegarao||TUG||RPUT|
|Tawitawi||Autonomous Region In Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)||Tawitawi||TWT||KTWT|
|Busuanga||Region VI-B (Mimaropa)||Puerto Princesa||USU||RPVV|
|Virac||Region V (Bicol Region)||Virac||VRC||RPUV|
|Naga||Region V (Bicol Region)||Naga||WNP||RPUN|
|Coron||Region VI-B (Mimaropa)||Coron Airport||XCN||RPVV|
|Maramag||Region X (Northern Mindanao)||Maramag||XMA|
|Siocon||Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)||Siocon||XSO||RPNO|
|Tulugak||Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)||Tulugak||YTK|
|Zamboanga||Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)||Zamboanga International||ZAM||RPMZ|
Airports in the Phillippines
Let’s now have a look at the reviews of the best international airports in the Philippines that you can visit when traveling there.
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, otherwise known as NAIA, is one of the Philippines’ top airports. It was opened in 1937 as the first commercial airport in Manila. Since then, it has been updated multiple times, and in the year 2018, it served 45,082,544 passengers, breaking the average annual passenger record. It allows both domestic and international flights, including the following airlines: Air Asia, Air China, Cebu Pacific, Delta Air Lines, China Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, SkyJet, Philippines Airlines, Thai Airlines.
- Address: Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines
- Location: It is located about 15 kilometers from Metro Manila. It takes up to 40 mins to reach the city.
- Terminals: It has 4 terminals serving domestic and international airlines
- Facilities and Services: Bank Branches, ATMs, Currency Exchange Kiosks, Duty-free shops, Free Wi-fi, food and concession stands, and baby care facilities. Terminals 1,2 and 3 have separate airport lounges as well.
Mactan-Cebu International Airport
The new terminal building was inaugurated in 2018. A year later, in 2019, it was awarded at the World Festival of Architecture in Amsterdam. MCIA Terminal 2 won the grand prize in the “Completed Buildings – Transport” category, beating Singapore’s Jewel Changi, hailed as one of the best airports in the world. The festival jury praised the elegant and straightforward design of the MCIA terminal, its use of locally sourced supplies, and the space’s potential for future expansion. In addition, the airport offers a luxurious travel experience, as it is equipped with a hotel and a spa. The MCIA Aerotel is easily accessible from the terminal, a resting place for weary travelers staying at the airport overnight or needing a hot shower and nap for a long layover. In addition, terminals 1 and 2 have massage parlors and spas where travelers can unwind and relax before their flight.
- Address: Cebu, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
- Location: Cebu City is 28 kilometers from the airport. It takes an hour to reach the city.
- Terminals: There are actually 2 terminals at the airport – Which are terminal 1 for domestic airlines, and Terminal 2 for international airlines
- Facilities and Services: ATMs, Currency Exchange Kiosks, massage services, pharmacy, concession stands, and duty-free shopping. The airport also has several lounges.
Puerto Princesa Airport (PPS)
Puerto Princesa Airport serves the Philippine province of Palawan. It is the main gateway to this city, and the Puerto Princesa Rives metro is a privileged tourist spot in Palawan. It was built in 1942 to house airplanes during WWII. The former terminal now serves as an additional parking space for the main passenger terminal. It is one of the famous airports in the Philippines. It serves airlines such as Cebu Pacific, Royal Air Philippines, Philippine Airlines, Philippine AirAsia, and Air Juan.
- Address: Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Rizal Avenue, Philippines
- Location: The airport is 5 kilometers away from Puerto Princesa
- Terminal: It facilitates one terminal for both domestic and international airlines
- Facilities and Services: Shuttle and bus services, Rental cars and taxis, duty-free stores, ATMs, souvenir shops, restaurants, and cafes. It accommodates lounges for spending any free time in comfort.
Laguindingan Airport (Cagayan De Oro)
Laguindingan Airport is the second largest airport in Davao City after DVO. It is a relatively new airport that opened in 2013. It is located in northern Mindanao as a gateway to cities such as Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, and Marawi. Despite being a small airport, it serves up to 2 million passengers and cargo planes annually. Plus, it makes things easier for airlines like AirAsia, Cebu Pacific, and Philippine Airlines.
- Address: Misamis Oriental, Laguindingan, Philippines
- Location: The airport is located 40 kilometers northwest of Cagayan de Oro. It takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour to reach the city.
- Terminal: It has only 1 terminal facilitating both international and domestic flights
- Facilities and Services: Shuttle and bus services, rental cars and taxis, duty-free stores, ATMs, souvenir shops, restaurants, and cafes.
Clark International Airport
Clark International Airport in Pampanga is one of the largest and busiest in the Philippines. It is located in the Clark Freeport area. It serves the Metro Manila area as well as the central and northern Luzon regions. This airport was founded in 1902, initially as a military base. Today it serves as an international passenger airport with more than 2 million passengers. The airport is expanding for 4 new terminals, which are expected to be completed by 2025. Currently, this airport serves Cebu Pacific, Emirates, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Asiana Airlines, etc.
- Address: Address: Pampanga, Andres Bonifacio Avenue, Philippines
- Location: 10 kilometers north of Angeles City
- Terminal: It has 1 operating terminal as of 2021.
- Facilities and Services:Shuttle and bus services, Rental cars and taxis, duty-free stores, ATMs,
souvenir shops, restaurants, and cafes.
Iloilo International Airport
The expansion of the transport infrastructure will be decisive for the economic boom of the city of Iloilo. The city’s former Mandurriao Airport gave way to the more modern Iloilo International Airport in 2007. In the last decade, new shopping malls, hotels, condominiums, and office buildings have sprung up in the city. And in just recent years, Western Visayas region has achieved some of the highest GDP growth rates in the nation.
Along with MCIA, Iloilo Airport is the other airport in the Philippines that has been regularly included in the annual list of the best airports in Asia. The Iloilo airport terminal follows the design trends of the world’s major airports. The huge glass windows let in natural light, and pocket gardens provide a lush retreat from the rush of passengers, shops, and restaurants.
- Address: Iloilo, Cabatuan 5031, Philippines
- Location: Located 20 kilometers north of Iloilo City
- Terminal: It has 1 terminal for both domestic and international airlines
- Facilities and Services: Duty-free stores, rental cars and taxis, restaurants and cafes, ATMs, and souvenir shops.
Bacolod-Silay International Airport
If you plan to visit the Enchanted Forests of Negros Oriental, you will surely see this airport. Bacolod Silay International Airport is the primary airport serving the Bacolod and Negros Oriental metropolitan areas. It is suspected to handle more than a million passengers and around 16,715 tons of cargo a year. It has 21 buildings and a valuable measurement of 10,075 square meters.
- Address: Negros Occidental, Airport Rd., Silay City, Philippines
Bohol-Panglao International Airport
The new Bohol airport was built as the first “eco-airport” in the Philippines. The building, completed in 2018, was celebrated by the Ministry of Transport as the “Green Gateway to the World.” With the global aviation industry causing such a large carbon footprint, smart airports are committed to reducing their impact on the environment. Creating climate-neutral airports poses significant challenges for governments and businesses worldwide, but Panglao International Airport is the 1st active step towards green flights in the Philippines.
The government of Bohol is working with Japanese contractors to develop the infrastructure. The Bohol-Panglao eco-airport was actually one of the flagship projects in this long series of collaborations. A consortium of Mitsubishi and Chiyoda and Japan Airport Consultants Inc. contributed to building the airport’s sustainability features. These facilities include: A water treatment plants, a roof is covered with solar panels and a new-fangled sewage drainage system.
- Address: Bohol, Panglao, Philippines
Davao International Airport
Otherwise known as the Francisco Bangoy International Airport, Davao airport is the busiest in Mindanao and the 3rd most active in the country. However, it is not as crowded as the other aviation centers. This is because the airport was only built in the 1940s and then expanded in the 1980s, and a new terminal was built in 2003, twice the size of the old terminal. Since its renovation, DIA has been considered one of the country’s most comfortable and efficient airports. As a result, most of the airlines in the Philippines have established Davao as their official hub. The city’s airport directors clearly evoke regional pride. Its walls are lined with paintings that express the beauty of Mindanao, especially the mural of the area before departure.
The artwork at the airport was created in 2014 and is part of a larger project titled “I Am Peace,” curated by Mindanaoan artist Kublai Millan. The project aims to disperse painful images of violent conflict and promote a hopeful vision of peace and reconciliation in Mindanao. Kublai Millan also sculpted the giant Durian statue in front of the airport entrance as a tribute to the rich products of the “Durian Capital of the Philippines.”
Address: Davao City, Daang Maharlika Highway, Buhangin, Philippines
Location: The city is located around 32 kilometers away from Davao Airport.
Terminals: It has 1 terminal facilitating domestic and international flights
Facilities and Services: ATMs, currency Exchange Kiosks, duty-free shopping, souvenir shops, and food and concession stands. The airport also has lounges available for overnight layovers.
There are so many domestic and international airports in the Philippines. Finding the best airport is really important while traveling. Not only to sure your safety but also your comfort. Moreover, you must find the most convenient airport especially while travelling or going to your destination.