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Masbate Airport
Paliparan ng Masbate
Palupadan san Masbate
Palayogan nin Masbate
Exterior of Masbate Airport
IATA: MBT – ICAO: RPVJ
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Serves Masbate City
Elevation AMSL 8 m / 26 ft
Coordinates 12°22′09.72″N 123°37′45.25″E / 12.3693667°N 123.6292361°E / 12.3693667; 123.6292361Coordinates: 12°22′09.72″N 123°37′45.25″E / 12.3693667°N 123.6292361°E / 12.3693667; 123.6292361
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 1,500 4,921 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2008)
Passengers 23,585
Aircraft movements 1,118
Metric tonnes of cargo 144.804
Source: Statistics from the Air Transportation Office.

Masbate Airport (Filipino: Paliparan ng Masbate, Masbateño: Palupadan san Masbate, Bikol: Palayogan nin Masbate) (IATA: MBT, ICAO: RPVJ) is an airport serving the general area of Masbate City, located in the province of Masbate in the Philippines. The airport is classified as a Class 2 principal (minor 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.

Future expansion

Masbate Airport had undergone a renovation of its runway and terminal building between 2006 and 2008. In the next few yeaes Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines will provide improving aviation facilities and such to Masbate Airport, to become a class airport that will welcome the tourism in the province.

Incidents and accidents

  • On January 2, 2008, Asian Spirit Flight 321, an NAMC YS-11 departing from Manila, piloted by Captain Alexandro Tiglao with First Officer Dominick Mendoza as co-pilot, overshot the runway at Masbate Airport at 7:30 a.m., due to heavy tailwinds with gustiness reaching 14 knots while landing on runway 21. Although none of the 47 passengers were seriously injured, the accident destroyed the aircraft’s nozzle, the plane’s right propeller and its right and nose wheel, and caused the plane’s fuel tank to leak.

Airlines and destinations


Zest Airways plane at Masbate Airport in Masbate City (Bicol, Philippines)
Zest Airways plane at Masbate Airport in Masbate City (Bicol, Philippines)

PAL Express plane at Masbate Airport in Masbate City (Bicol, Philippines)
PAL Express plane at Masbate Airport in Masbate City (Bicol, Philippines)
Airlines Destinations
Airphil Express Manila
Zest Airways Manila

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General Info
Country Philippines
ICAO ID RPVJ
Time UTC+8
Latitude 12.369367
12° 22' 09.72" N
Longitude 123.629236
123° 37' 45.25" E
Elevation 26 feet
8 meters
Magnetic Variation 001° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Island Group Masbate I
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
RDO 122.0
5447.5
3834


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
03/21 3937 x 98 feet
1200 x 30 meters
ASPHALT 012FCYT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME MBT MASBATE 104X 115.7 At Field -


Remarks
CAUTION Mt lctd 3281' fr apch end Rwy 03.
OPR HOURS Opr 2200-0600Z.
RSTD Ldg Rwy 21 tkof Rwy 03.



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