The Ozamiz City Airport is officially known as Labo Airport, named after where it is located which is in Barangay Labo of Ozamiz. The airport is also known as the Benigno S. Aquino, Jr, Airport, names after a well-known political and national figure. The airport serves the Ozamiz City area which is located in Misamis Occidental, Philippines. As the only airport in the region of Misamis Occidental, it also serves are the airport for the cities of Tangub and Oroquieta as well as some provinces from Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur and Zamboanga del Sur.
Historically, it was known as the Misamis Airfield until 1948 when it was changed to Ozamiz Airport. The airport was closed down in 1998 because it no longer served any flights. It didn’t reopen until 2007 after the completion of the runway expansion which began in 2005. In 2008, Ozamiz City Airport once again went through an expansion where it widened its runway to accommodate larger jetliners as well as rehabilitated its passenger terminal building.
The airport serves flights from and to domestic destinations such as Cebu and Manila operated by local airliners, Cebu Pacific and PAL Express.
The Ozamiz City Airport is a small and no-frills facility with just one passenger terminal. The airport is located around 20 minutes from the city center. Getting into the city, travelers can opt to take taxis and tricycles (motorized rickshaws) which are available at the airport.
For travelers transiting through Ozamiz’s Labo Airport, the nearest hotel is GV Hotel which is roughly 4 kilometers away from the airport. Search for other hotels in Ozamiz City using Skyscanner Hotels.
The nearest international airport to Ozamiz City Airport is the Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO) in Davao City, Davao which is 230 kilometers away. Meanwhile, the nearest other domestic airport is the Iligan Airport at Lanao del Norte, 41 kilometers away from Ozamiz.
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