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ABOUT BACOLOD-SILAY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Bacolod–Silay Airport, also referred to as Bacolod–Silay International Airport, is the main airport serving the general area of Metro Bacolod, in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines.
The airport is located 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) northeast of Bacolod on a 181-hectare (450-acre) site in Barangay Bagtic, Silay, Negros Occidental. The facility inherited its IATA and ICAO airport codes from Bacolod City Domestic Airport, which it replaced in 2008. Capable of handling international air traffic, the airport is the busier of the two major airports serving Negros Island, the other being Dumaguete Airport in Sibulan, Negros Oriental.
Despite being billed as an international airport, Bacolod–Silay is designated as a class 1 principal domestic airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, a body of the Department of Transportation that is responsible for the operations of not only this airport but also of all other public airports in the Philippines except the major international airports.
BACOLOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INFO
- Hiligaynon: Hulugpaan sang Bacolod–Silay
- Filipino: Paliparan ng Bacolod–Silay
- IATA: BCD
- ICAO: RPVB
- Owner/Operator Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
- Serves: Metro Bacolod
- Location: Bagtic, Silay, Negros Occidental
- Opened: January 18, 2008
- Elevation AMSL: 26 m / 86 ft
- Coordinates: 10°46′35″N 123°00′55″ECoordinates: 10°46′35″N 123°00′55″E
- Website: www.bacolodsilay.com
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Bacolod–Silay International Airport History
The site of Bacolod–Silay Airport was one of the main airfields for the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service (IJAAS) bombers and fighters in Negros. It was captured by American forces in 1944 and 1945. After the war, parts of the airfield became a sugarcane plantation.
Planning for a new airport for Bacolod commenced in 1997, when the Japan International Cooperation Agency initiated a study indicating the need for expansion at four Philippine airports: namely Bacolod City Domestic Airport, Mandurriao Airport in Iloilo City, Legazpi Airport in Legazpi and Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban.
On July 13, 2007, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo attended the facility's inauguration. The airport was considered complete by July 16, but there was "considerable debate" over whether the airport should be opened for regular commercial traffic due to the 500-meter (1,600 ft) runway extension, necessary for accommodating larger aircraft, not having been built by that time.
The first aircraft ever to land at the airport was a small fourteen-seater turboprop owned by Vincent Aviation. The Reims-Cessna F406 with aircraft registration number ZK-VAF, piloted by Steve Gray of New Zealand landed at the airport on September 26, 2007, at 9:55 a.m.
The Bacolod–Silay Airport has one primary runway, which is 45 meters (148 ft) wide and 2,002 meters (6,568 ft) long. The runway runs in a direction of 03°/21°, and can currently handle aircraft as large as the Airbus A330.
|Bacolod–Silay Airport Runway|
Provisions for a 500-meter (1,600 ft) expansion of the present runway in order to accommodate even larger aircraft were confirmed on May 23, 2009, when it was reported that the budget for the construction of the 500-meter extension of the runway has been approved by the Philippine government and bidding and construction was slated to start in the 3rd or 4th quarter of 2009, but it has not been expanded yet.
The airport is equipped with an instrument landing system (ILS), making it capable of handling night and low-visibility landings.
The entire airport complex is designed to handle an excess of one million passengers and 16,715 tonnes (36,850,000 lb) of cargo annually and consists of 21 buildings with a total floor space of 10,075 square meters (108,450 sq ft).
The largest building in the complex is the 6,187-square-meter (66,600 sq ft) main passenger terminal with three levels. The ground floor holds the check-in counters, the public concourse, the arrival area and the information counter.
The second floor has the three pre-departure areas with their VIP and CIP lounges; these pre-departure areas lead out to three jet bridges at an apron that can handle up to five aircraft simultaneously. Philippine Airlines also operates a Mabuhay Lounge for the use of its business class passengers on the second floor. Also on the second floor are Merci Pasalubong Shop and Bong-Bong's Pasalubong Shop, occupying the spot of the former Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines office since it transferred to the Administration Building.
On the third floor is the viewing deck with a concession area and rooms for maintenance and airport machinery.
The state-of-the-art main passenger terminal is equipped with a flight information display system, mechanized baggage handling systems for both inbound and outbound baggage, numerous security x-ray machines, and elevators, and escalators. Outside the main terminal is a parking lot good for 350 cars.
Airlines and Destinations
- Cebgo - Cebu
- Cebu Pacific - Cebu, Davao, Manila
- PAL Express - Cebu, Manila
- Philippine Airlines - Manila
- Philippines AirAsia - Manila
OTHER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS IN THE PHILIPPINES
- Bicol International Airport [LGP]
Location: Daraga, Albay (Bicol Region)
- Bohol–Panglao International Airport [TAG] (New Bohol Int'l.)
Location: Panglao Island, Bohol (Central Visayas)
- Cagayan North International Airport [LLC]
Location: Lal-lo, Cagayan (Cagayan Valley)
- Clark International Airport [CRK]
Location: Mabalacat, Pampanga (Greater Manila Area)
- Francisco Bangoy International Airport [DVO]
Location: Davao City (Davao Region)
- General Santos International Airport [GES] (Tambler Airport)
Location: General Santos (Soccsksargen)
- Iloilo International Airport [ILO]
Location: Cabatuan, Iloilo (Western Visayas)
- Kalibo International Airport [KLO]
Location: Kalibo, Aklan (Western Visayas)
- Laguindingan International Airport [CGY]
Location: Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental (Northern Mindanao)
- Laoag International Airport [LAO]
Location: Laoag, Ilocos Norte (Ilocos Region)
- Mactan–Cebu International Airport [CEB]
Location: Lapu-Lapu City (Central Visayas)
- Ninoy Aquino International Airport [MNL]
Location: Pasay / Parañaque (Greater Manila Area)
- Puerto Princesa International Airport [PPS]
Location: Puerto Princesa (Palawan)
- Subic Bay International Airport [SFS]
Location: Morong, Bataan (Greater Manila Area)
- Zamboanga International Airport [ZAM]
Location: Zamboanga City (Zamboanga Peninsula)
To see all airports, visit - LIST OF AIRPORTS IN THE PHILIPPINES
How To Book a Trip / Reserve a Ticket
Here's a step-by-step guide on how you can get a ticket or check available trips online:
- Go to this link and INPUT the origin and destination in the search box (eg. Manila - Boracay)
- Input the dates of your desired arrival.
- Choose if it is One-way or Return trip.
- Choose the number of seats you wish to book or reserve
- Then click Find Tickets to search for the available trips
ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN MANILA
WHERE TO GO FROM BACOLOD-SILAY AIRPORT
(To be updated)
WHERE TO STAY IN BACOLOD
Knowing that Bacolod is one of the top tourist destinations in the country, finding a place to stay here is not really a big challenge but of course, it would be ideal and less hassle to book your reservations as early as possible.
There are many budget hotels, transient houses and of course those luxury hotels to stay in. You can check our list of accommodation in Bacolod City and see which one suits your budget.
ACTIVITIES AND TOURS IN MANILA
OTHER TRANSPORTATION INFO IN PH
- Metro Manila Bus Transit Map
- List of Ferry Operators in the Philippines
- List of Airlines in the Philippines
- List of Railways and Metro Rail Lines in the Philippines
- List of Major Roads in Metro Manila
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