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Bacolod-Silay Airport

Exterior of the Bacolod-Silay Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
ServesBacolod City
LocationBarangay Bagtic,
Silay City, Negros Occidental
Aircraft movements9,860(2009)
Metric tonnes of cargo8,244(2009)

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Bacolod-Silay Airport (Filipino: Paliparan ng Bacolod-Silay, Hiligaynon: Hulugpaan sang Bacolod-Silay) is the main airport serving the general area of Bacolod City, the capital city of Negros Occidental in the Philippines. This airport replaced the Bacolod City Domestic Airport, located in Bacolod City proper, in 2007. The New Bacolod-Silay Airport inherited its IATA and ICAO airport codes from the former.

The airport is located fifteen kilometers northeast of Bacolod City on a 181-hectare site in Barangay Bagtic, Silay City. The airport, which is built to handle international traffic, is expected to become the primary gateway to Negros Island, and one of the three international airports envisioned to serve the Western Visayas region, alongside Kalibo International Airport and the New Iloilo Airport.

Despite being built to international standards, the Bacolod-Silay Airport is designated as a Principal Class 1 domestic airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, a body of the Department of Transportation and Communications that is responsible for the operations of not only this airport but also of all other airports in the Philippines except the major international airports. To date, scheduled commercial international flights are yet to serve the airport.

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