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Francisco Bangoy International Airport

Francisco Bangoy International Airport
Inside the Davao International Airport terminal
Airport information
 Location of airport in Philippines
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
ServesDavao City
LocationBarangay Sasa, Buhangin, Davao City
HubCebu Pacific
Airphil Express
Elevation18 m (59 ft)
Aircraft movements19,198(2009)
Metric tonnes of cargo34,257(2009)

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Francisco Bangoy International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Francisco Bangoy, Cebuano: Tugpahanang Pangkalibutanon sa Francisco Bangoy), also called Davao International Airport , is the main airport serving Davao City in the Philippines. It is the busiest airport in the island of Mindanao. 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 2 million passengers annually and 84,600 metric tons of cargo annually. The added capacity is also complemented by the latest navigational, security, and baggage handling equipment.

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 November 12, 2007, Cebu Pacific announced this airport as its third hub.

Despite the fact that Davao International Airport is considered "international", it currently services only one international destination, Singapore. However, there are occasional charter flights to Davao from Manado, Indonesia by Wings Air and Davao from Seoul, South Korea by Jeju Air. Cebu Pacific used to serve Davao-Hong Kong and Singapore, however these flights have been discontinued in 2009. But an Executive Order of Pocket Open Skies Policy is now being reviewed by the Philippine Government which would allow foreign carriers to operate at Davao International Airport.

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