Catarman National Airport serves the area of Catarman in the Northern Samar province of the Philippines. It is classed as a minor domestic airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, and mostly operates flights to and from Manila with local carriers, including Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines.
Under a rejuvenation project billed by the Philippine government, Catarman Airport's passenger terminal has undergone a facelift, and now looks forward to improved aviation safety and tighter airport security.
The nearest town to the Airport is Catarman, a first-class municipality lying on the northern edge of Samar Island and overlooking the Philippine Sea. It is the largest town in the Northern Samar province, and is regarded as the educational, financial, and political epicenter of the province. This town is home to the University of Eastern Philippines, which has the largest student population and most extensive curriculum in the Eastern Visayas.
Transport in these areas include pedicabs - or padyak - and tricycles that run within the town, with multicabs, jeepneys, and vans traveling out to neighboring towns within the province. There are taxi and charter bus companies that transport passengers between Catarman and Manila or Tacloban.
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Catarman Airport is a modern and upgraded facility consisting of one passenger terminal. Airlines operating here include Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines, and all flights in this terminal run to and from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Services and Facilities
The Airport is a small facility, modestly equipped with check-in counters for individual airlines surrounded by a pre-departure waiting area.
For medical aid, the Philippine Red Cross Northern Samar Chapter is located down Capitol Road.