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Guiuan Airport



Guiuan Airport
Paliparan ng Guiuan
Luparan han Guiuan
IATA: SAA – ICAO: RPVG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Air Transportation Office
Serves Guiuan, Eastern Samar
Elevation AMSL 60 m / 197 ft
Coordinates 11°02′07″N 125°44′29″E / 11.03528°N 125.74139°E / 11.03528; 125.74139
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,413 7,919 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

Guiuan Airport (Filipino: Paliparan ng Guiuan, Waray-Waray: Luparan han Guiuan) (IATA: SAA, ICAO: RPVG) is an airport located in the municipality of Guiuan, in the province of Eastern Samar in the Philippines. It is classified as a feeder airport by the Air Transportation Office, 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.

Presently, the government is planning to develop the airport to support the commercial and tourism industry in the region, most especially Calicoan Island, an upcoming island resort for surfers and beachcombers.

The IATA airport code SAA also refers to Shively Field in Saratoga, Wyoming, United States.

History

Guiuan Airport was originally a United States Navy air base in World War II.

After forces led by General Douglas Macarthur landed on Leyte on October 20, 1944, the first step towards the liberation of the Philippines from Japanese occupation, work began on improving or constructing several airfields around the area.

The US Navy initially attempted to construct a strip on the Samar shore of San Pablo Bay. It was soon found to be unusable after heavy rain, so the project was abandoned. After a brief search, Navy engineers settled on Guiuan, a town on the southeast promontory of Samar. Work was conducted by the 93rd Seabees and the first plane landed on December 18, 1944. US Navy and US Army Air Force aircraft were operating on the field by Christmas 1944.

After the war, the airfield was turned over to the Philippine government.

The Guiuan airfield originally had two runways, but only one remains operational today.



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General Info
Country Philippines
ICAO ID RPVG
Time UTC+8
Latitude 11.035544
11° 02' 07.96" N
Longitude 125.741594
125° 44' 29.74" E
Elevation 7 feet
2 meters
Magnetic Variation 000° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Island Group Samar I
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
07/25 6870 x 148 feet
2094 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 028FBXU NO


Remarks
CAUTION Rwy is marked 06/24. Repaint to 07/25 is WIP. 90' tree apch end Rwy 07.
OPR HOURS Opr 2300-0800Z.



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