Also referred to as Dumaguete Airport, Sibulan Airport is a public airport located at 9.333611 latitude and 123.300556 longitude in Barangay Boloc-Boloc, Sibulan, Negros Oriental, in the country of the Philippines. The airport serves the general area of Dumaguete City, and is classified as a Class 1 principal, major domestic airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, the national aviation authority within the Philippines that also operates the airport. As of 2010, the airport has had approximately 5,200 enplanements, has served approximately 360,000 passengers, and handled around 2,700 long metric tons of cargo. Currently, the airport serves with an asphalt-paved runway that measures an estimated 1,900 meters or 6,100 feet in total length. Sibulan Airport, or Dumaguete Airport, has flights to Manila and Cebu via Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Mactan–Cebu International Airport, respectively. The airlines that serve these destinations are Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines operated by PAL Express.
Focusing on Dumaguete, or officially the City of Dumaguete, the city served by Dumaguete Airport, it is located within the province of Negros Oriental, in the Philippines, and serves as the capital, largest city, and principal seaport of the province. The city is known as ‘university town’ due to having four universities and colleges within its area. The city is known for Silliman University, with its student population at 30,000 or approximately one-fourth of the total city population. Dumaguete can be divided into around 30 urban ‘barangays’, with Bagacay, Bajumpandan, Cadawinonan, Daro, Junob, Looc, Motong, and Piapi, in addition to many more. The city is home to approximately 121,000 inhabitants that occupy the city’s 33.62 square kilometres, or 12.98 square miles, of total land area. When within Dumaguete, annual temperatures reach 30.6 degrees Celsius or 87.1 degrees Fahrenheit as average high and 24.8 degrees Celsius or 76.6 degrees Fahrenheit as its average low temperature.