Iloilo International Airport

The Iloilo International Airport is world-class and one of the most beautiful in the Philippines. It is the 4th busiest airport in the country with over 54 direct flights to and from the key cities in the Philippines and 2 major Asian cities, Hong Kong and Singapore. Iloilo Airport is named one of the best airports in Asia in the annual survey of travel website, Sleeping in Airports.

Airport Statistics

  • Location: Cabatuan, Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines
  • Passengers: 1,677,632
  • Aircraft movements: 17,686
  • Cargo: 11,601 metric tonnes

Source: Civil Aviation Authority, 2014 data

Structure and Facilities

  • One primary 2,500-meter (8,200 ft) runway 45 meters (148 ft) wide and runs at a direction of 02°/20°.
  • Can support aircraft as large as the Airbus A321, Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Airbus A350, Boeing 737, Boeing 757, Boeing 767, Boeing 777 and Boeing 787.
  • Runway lights and an Instrument Landing System make the airport capable of supporting low-visibility and night landings under any weather condition.

Passenger Terminal

  • The airport has a 13,700-square-meter (147,000 sq ft) main passenger terminal designed to accommodate around 1.2 million passengers.
  • It is divided into three levels: arrivals and baggage claim on the first floor, check-in on the second floor and departures on the third floor.
  • Three jet bridges protrude from the terminal above a 48,000-square-meter (520,000 sq ft) apron, enabling Iloilo International Airport to handle up to six aircraft simultaneously.
  • The 1,281-square-meter (13,790 sq ft) cargo terminal is designed to handle up to 11,500 tons of cargo annually.

Other Features

  • The airport complex has its own fire station equipped with fire trucks, a maintenance building, a mechanical building and an administrative building.
  • The airport has a power back-up system and a power generating station that enables the airport to run in the event of a power outage, returning the supply of electric power to the facility within three seconds.
  • The airport has water treatment facilities and a 6-hectare (15-acre) man-made pond used for flood control and drainage purposes as well as for the irrigation of nearby farmland.

Source: Civil Aviation Authority, 2014 data

Flight Information

Travel TimeFrequency (Average)
Hong Kong2 hours and 30 minutes3x weekly
Singapore3 hours and 20 minutes 2x weekly
Domestic FlightsTravel Time Frequency (Average)

Manila 1 hourMultiple times daily
Cebu50 minutesMultiple times daily
Davao1 hourOnce daily
General Santos 1 hourOnce daily
Puerto Princesa 1 hour3 times weekly
Cagayan De Oro 1 hour3 times weekly