Tacloban Airport is also known as Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport and is owned by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. It is the main airport in Tablocan city, in the province of Leyte and overlooks Cancabato Bay. Currently, there are four airlines serving Tacloban Domestic Airport: Cebu Pacific, Tigerair Philippines, AirAsia Zest and Philippine Airlines.
There is one, single-storey terminal building in Tacloban airport, serving both departures and arrivals. Although the airport's terminal building was destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan back in 2013, it has since reopened to Airbus A320s regularly serving the airport.
Services and Facilities
Though small, the airport is equipped with basic facilities like check-in counters, conveyor belt for baggage collection and has a runway for arrivals and departures. At the moment, there are no aerospace bridges to connect you to your plane. Upon arrival, a terminal fee of P100 is to be paid. Make sure you carry cash along as there are no automated teller machines in the airport.
While the airport does not have a restaurant there are cafeterias in the vicinity of the airport. If you are feeling peckish, there is a small snack store selling tidbits. There are no hotels within walking distance from the airport. However, most hotels are located in the town center and it typically takes 30 minutes or less to arrive by car.
The nearest hotels from the airport include Zpad Residences and Hotel Alejandro, 1.2 miles and 1.3 miles away from the airport respectively. Clean, spacious rooms are available and provide comfortable resting places if you are stopping by Tacloban for a short while.
The airport has since begun rebuilding in March 2014, almost five months after the destruction from Haiyan Typhoon. While getting to Tacloban via air is an option, there are other ways to get to the airport and Tacloban City as well.
Long distance buses depart from Manila and the journey takes around 26 hours. One of the companies providing bus services is the Ultrabus. Vans are available and companies like Duptours, Van Vans and Grand Tours offer such services. You may also take the ferry from Cebu to Tacloban and it takes about 13 hours to get to there.