Francisco Bangoy International Airport
| Francisco Bangoy International Airport |
Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Francisco Bangoy
Tugpahanang International sa Francisco Bangoy
|IATA: DVO – ICAO: RPMD|
|Operator||Air Transportation Office|
|Location||Barangay Sasa, Buhangin, Davao City|
|Elevation AMSL||18 m / 59 ft|
|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.
The following airlines serve the Francisco Bangoy International Airport:
- Domestic Wing
- International Wing
- Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
- Mindanao Express
- Grand Air International
- Malaysia Airlines
- South Phoenix Airways
- South East Asian Airlines
- World Aero Data - Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO) Details
- What's On & Expat Magazine, June 18, 2006 - Upgraded Davao City International Airport Is Ready for More Passengers and Bigger Aircraft