Most people are not aware that airports have their own codes—these codes are used to discern one airport from another; this is because of the fact that a certain location might have two (2) or more airports. Having airport codes could appropriately distinguish one airport.

Airports and airport codes of PH airports
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In the country, there are a total of seventy (70) airports. Knowing the different Philippine airport codes could be used to your advantage especially if you are not familiar with the location you are in.

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Codes used for airports

In the list, you might be confused on what you are about to see. Along with the province of where a specific airport is in, you will also see IATA and ICAO. 

IATA, is the airport code that uses three (3) letter codes assigned to a specific airport. These are what you need in order for you to be able to identify which airport you are in.

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ICAO, on the other hand, is the code designated by the International Civil Aviation Organization to airports all over the world. The ICAO code is utilized by Airline Operators as well as Air Traffic Control Groups.

So, in this case, we know that what we should use and what we should be familiar of is the IATA—this is what we will be using to learn different Philippine airport codes.

What are the different Philippine airport codes?

We will be listing different airport codes alphabetically so you won’t be confused which is which.

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Airport Name and City

IATA Code

ICAO Code

Allah Valley Airport in
Surallah, South Cotabato

AAV RPMA
Awang Airport in
Cotabato City
CBO

RPWC

Bacolod Airport in
Bacolod City

BCD RPVB

Baganga Airport in
Baganga, Davao Oriental

BNQ

Baler Airport in
Baler, Aurora

BQA RPUR

Basco Airport in
Basco, Batanes

BSO

RPUO

Bislig Airport in
Bislig, Surigao del Sur
BPH RPMF
Butuan Airport in
Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte
BXU RPWE
Cagayan De Oro Domestic Airport in
Cagayan De Oro
CGY RPWL
Cagayan De Sulu Airport
in Cagayan De Sulu
CDY RPMU
Calbayog Airport in
Calbayog, Samar
CYP RPVC
Cauayan Airport in
Cauayan, Isabela
CYZ RPUY
CLR Airport in
Taytay Sandoval (Palawan)
RZP
Coron Airport in
Coron, Palawan
XCN
Cubi Pt. NAS Airport in
Luzon Is
NCP
Culion Airport in
Culion, Palawan
CUJ
Cuyo Airport in
Cuyo, Palawan
CYU RPLO
D.Z. Romualdez Airport
in Tacloban, Leyte
TAC RPVA
Diosdado Macapagal
International Airport in
Angeles City, Pampanga
CRK RPLC
Dipolog Airport in
Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte
DPL RPMG
Dumaguete Airport in
Dumaguete, Negros Oriental
DGT RPVD
El Nido Airport in
El Nido Palawan
ENI
Evelio Javier Airport in
Antique
EUQ RPVS
Francisco Banghoy
International Airport in
Davao City
DVO RPWD
General Santos
International Airport in
General Santos City
GES RPMB
Iloilo International
Airport in Iloilo City
ILO RPVI
Imelda Romualdez
Marcos Airport in
Mati, Davao Oriental
MXI RPMQ
Ipil Airport in
Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
IPE RPMV
Jolo Airport in
Jolo, Sulu
JOL RPMJ
Kalibo Airport in
Kalibo, Aklan
KLO RPVK
Labo Airport in
Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental
OZC RPMO
Laoag International
Airport in Laoag, Ilocos Norte
LAO RPLI
Legazpi Airport in
Legazpi, Albay
LGP RPMP
Loakan Airport in
Baguio City
BAG RPUB
Lubang Airport in
Lubang, Occidental Mindoro
LBX RPLU
Macatan-Cebu International Airport in
Cebu City
CEB RPMC
Malabang Airport in
Malabang, Lanao del Sur
MLP RPMM
Malay Airport in
Caticlan, Aklan
MPH RPVE
Mambajo Airport in
Camiguin
CGM RPMH
Mamburao Airport in
Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
MBO FAMM
Maramag Airport in
Maramag, Bukidnon
XMA
Maria Cristina Airport in Iligan City IGN RPMI
Marinduque Airport in
Marinduque
MRQ RPUW
Masbate Airport in
Masbate City
MBT RPVJ
McGuire Fld Airport in
San Jose, Mindoro
SJI RPVS
NAF Airport in
Sangley Point, Cavite City
NSP RPLS
Naga Airport in
Daet, Camarines Norte
DTE RPUD
Naga Airport in
Naga, Camarines Sur
WNP RPUN
National Airport in
Catarman, Northern Samar
CRM RPVF
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Metro Manila MNL RPMM
Ormoc Airport in
Ormoc, Leyte
OMC RPVO
Pagadian Airport in
Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur
PAG RPMP
Puerto Princesa Airport in Puerto Princesa, Palawan PPS RPVP
Puerto Princesa Airport in Busuanga, Palawan USU RPVV
Romblon Airport in
Tablas Island
TBH RPVU
Roxas City Airport in
Roxas City, Capiz
RXS RPVR
San Fernando Airport in San Fernando, La Union SFE RPUS
Sanga Sanga Airport in
Sanga Sanga, Bongao
SGS RPMN
Sangley Point NAS Airport in Cavite City SGL
Siasi Airport in Siasi, Sulu SSV
Sicogon Island Airport in Sicogon Island, Iloilo ICO
Siocon Airport in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte XSO
Surigao Airport in Surigao City SUG RPMS
Tagbilaran Airport in Tagbilaran City, Bohol TAG RPVT
Tagbita Airport in Tagbita, Palawan TGB
Tandag Airport in Tandag, Surigao del Sur TDG RPMW
Tawi Tawi Airport in Tawi Tawi TWT
Tuguegarao Airport in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan TUG RPUT
Virac Airport in Virac, Catanduanes VRC RPUV
Zamboanga International Airport in Zamboanga ZAM RPMZ

Now that you know the different airport codes used by Philippine airports, you can be certain that you will be going to the correct track. Being aware of which airport it is is not just for you to be able to discern where you need to go—it’s also one good way for you to be able to know how you can travel to and from that airport especially if you are in a place foreign to your knowledge.

What benefits could knowing airport codes give normal people like you?

Other than the simple fact of knowing, you can use it to your advantage especially if you have a career where you always travel the country. You would be destined to different provinces, islands, and destinations and knowing each IATA code could be of advantage especially if the province speaks a whole new language or dialect.

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You can also help other people when they travel if you have a copy of the IATA codes or if you know them by heart. So, we suggest that you bookmark this page for you not to get lost when the time comes that you need to roam the country.

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What do you think about the codes? Do they hold a significant reason for it to be known by the average person? Of course! If you know these, you don’t have to worry about being lost; being foreign; and being new to any place! Once you know the IATA code, you will know which airport you are in.

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