Cotabato Airport

Awang Airport serves Cotabato City in the Maguindanao province, Philippines. It derives its name from its location in Barangay Awang, situated approximately 8.6 km from Cotabato City. The airport is sometimes also referred to as Cotabato Airport or Maguindanao Airport, and is classified as a Class 1 principal (major domestic) airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. Philippine Airlines, Fil-Asian Airways, Cebu Pacific, Etihad Airways and Pal Express are the five carriers currently operating to and from the airport. They connect Cotabato with Manila, Cebu and Zamboanga, all destinations within the country.

Facilities and Services

Should you require somewhere to spend the night, there are hotels located within 4 km of the airport. Koresco Hotel, Pryce Plaza Hotel, Apo View Hotel and Marco Polo Davao are some of the quality accommodation you can choose from.

About Cotabato City

Cotabato might not rank highly on your top-places-to-go list, but if you do find yourself here, you’d be surprised at the interesting sights the city has to offer. Although geographically within the boundaries of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Cotabato is politically independent from the rest of the province, and is part of the SOCCSKSARGEN region. Natural and man-made attractions, unique architecture and savoury local cuisines are some of the pleasures that await in Cotabato.

One of the rising attractions of Cotabato is the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid, with its striking hello minarets. It was named after the Sultan of Brunei. Islamic architecture can also be seen on the beautiful Old City Hall. In contrast is the Tamontaka Church, the first Christian church to be built in Cotabato city.

Drop by the Barter Trade Center on Governor Gutierrez Street to pick up some souvenirs- Browse from a colourful range of silk, porcelain, spices and original handcrafted Maranao products. Witness the weaving process of inaul at the Al Jameela Weaving Centre. Feast on the beef Sinina, a local dish easily found in the halal eateries here.

Many street stalls sell sticky rice with mashed beef or chicken inside, a local staple worth a try. Lastly, go caving at the Kuta Wato, apparently used as a hide-out by Japanese soldiers during World War II. 

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 Getting to & from Cotabato Airport

Driving hide 

Car rentals are available via a number of companies station at the airport.

Taxi hide 

Taxis can be hailed from the taxi stand outside the terminal building. Alternatively, hail a habal-habal to get to the main road, where you can hop onto a jeepney bound for Cotabato City. 

 Who flies to Cotabato

 Location Details

Longitude:124° 12' 35'' E
Latitude:7° 9' 52'' N

 Airport Location

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