As the government looks to the slowly easing travel restrictions in the Philippines, airports have been given the go signal to operate effective June 1. Air carriers, including Cebu Pacific and Air Asia, have responded by offering low-base fare flights.
If you are planning on where to go next, here is a list of 23 airports that have been given the green light by local government units (LGUs) to operate effective immediately: The list was released by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
- Manila International Airport – Manila
- Clark International Airport – Clark, Pampanga
- Naga Airport – Naga, Camarines Sur
- Romblon Airport – Romblon
- Cauayan Airport – Isabela
- Palanan Airport – Isabela
- Masbate Airport – Masbate
- Legazpi Airport – Legazpi, Albay
- Puerto Princesa International Airport – Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
- Borongan Airport – Samar
- Mactan-Cebu International Airport – Cebu City, Cebu
- Tacloban Airport – Tacloban, Leyte
- Antique Airport – Antique
- Ormoc Airport – Ormoc, Leyte
- Catbalogan Airport – Catbalogan, Samar
- Laguindingan Airport – Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental
- Dipolog Airport – Dipolog, Zamboanga Del Norte
- Pagadian Airport – Pagadian, Zamboanga Del Sur
- Jolo Airport – Jolo, Sulu
- Awang Airport/ Cotabato Airport – Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao
- Zamboanga Airport – Zamboanga, Zamboanga Del Sur
- Davao International Airport/ Francisco Bangoy International Airport – Davao City, Davao Del Sur
- General Santos Airport – General Santos City, South Cotabato
Other airports operating soon
Nine airports are set to open as well in the coming weeks and months. You can find them below, along with the projected dates of operations.
Note that the schedules might change, depending on the decision of LGUs and airports.
- Catarman Airport – Catarman, Northern Samar
- Iloilo Airport – Iloilo
- Basco Airport – Basco, Batanes
- Virac Airport – Virac, Catanduanes
- Butuan Airport – Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte
- San Vicente Airport – San Vicente, Palawan
- Busuanga Airport – Busuanga, Palawan
- Surigao Airport – Surigao City, Surigao Del Norte
- Siargao Airport – Siargao, Surigao Del Norte
Meanwhile, there are also LGUs that, despite being given the go signal since June 1, have refused commercial flights to and from their cities of provinces until further notice. These include popular destinations like Bohol, Boracay (Caticlan and Kalibo), and Camiguin.
According to Bohol governor Arthur Yap, Tagbilaran Airport might reopen in July. There are no news yet on when other provinces and cities will
Stay tuned for updates on this.