Francisco Bangoy International Airport

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Francisco Bangoy International Airport
Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Francisco Bangoy
Tugpahanang International sa Francisco Bangoy

Davao International Airport.jpg
Exterior of Francisco Bangoy International Airport

IATA: DVO – ICAO: RPMD
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Air Transportation Office
Serves Davao City
Location Barangay Sasa, Buhangin, Davao City
Elevation AMSL 18 m / 59 ft
Coordinates 7.1255222, 125.6457778
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,000 9,842 Asphalt
Statistics (2005)
Passengers 1,339,828
Aircraft movements 9,316
Metric tonnes of cargo 70,312
Statistics from the Air Transportation Office.<ref name="apc"">PASSENGER MOVEMENT CY 2001-2005, Air Transportation Office, retrieved July 8, 2007</ref>

Francisco Bangoy International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Francisco Bangoy, Cebuano: Tugpahanang International sa Francisco Bangoy), also called Davao International Airport (IATA: DVO, ICAO: RPMD), is the main airport serving Davao City in the Philippines. It is the busiest airport in the Mindanao region and is the only international airport in Mindanao serving actual international flights on a regular basis. The airport has a single 3,000-meter precision runway.

A new terminal replaces the previous airport terminals, which lie just across it, in handling both domestic and international flights operating to and from Davao. The modern facility is designed to handle approximately 1.2 million passengers and 84,600 tons of cargo annually. The added capacity is also complemented by the latest navigational, security, and baggage handling equipment.

It was funded by a forty million-dollar loan from the Asian Development Bank, co-financed the European Investment Bank for twenty-five million ECUs, as well as budgetary allocations from the government. The total cost to develop it amounted to $128 million.

The modernization and upgrading of the airport facilities aims to cement Davao as a hub for tourism and foreign investment in the region. Development was funded by a forty million-dollar loan from the Asian Development Bank, co-financed by the European Investment Bank for twenty-five million ECUs, and through budgetary allocations from the government. The total cost of the project amounted to $128 million.

After almost a decade, the new terminal was finally inaugurated on December 2, 2003. Initial construction began in 2000 while plans for construction were announced in 1992.

On March 4, 2003, a bomb exploded in the waiting shed outside the old terminal building, killing 21 people. At least 145 others were injured when the bomb went off. [1]

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Airlines

The following airlines serve the Francisco Bangoy International Airport:

Former airlines

See also

External links

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