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Flights from Dipolog

Dipolog Airport is the main airport that serves the general area of Dipolog City, the capital of Zamboanga del Norte, in the Philippines. It is located in Barangay Minaog, Dipolog City. The airport is operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. It is classified as a secondary airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), a body of the local Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) that is responsible for the operations of not only this airport, but also of all other airports in the Philippines, except the major international airports. Considering its classification, Dipolog Airport is one of the busiest in the island of Mindanao. The airport handled 75,751 passengers in 2005.

Dipolog Airport has one terminal and a 150-meter by 100-meter apron that has the capability of supporting two Airbus A320s and three large general aviation planes simultaneously. There are plans to expand the apron to accommodate bigger aircraft. At present, the terminal building has a seating capacity of 300 passengers due to new flights offered by Cebu Pacific. It houses a metal detector and an X-ray machine for fast security check-in of passengers and their baggage. In addition, there’s also a modern control tower, a Category V fire station with four firetrucks, and a new parking area complex near the Miss Universe Garden.

Where to go

Before flying out of the Philippines, it is worth checking out some of the country’s beautiful places. One of them is Cebu City, dubbed the "Queen City of the South," located on Cebu Island. It is the second largest city in the country and is one of the most popular destinations overall for foreign visitors, with the busiest sea port in the nation and the second largest Air hub. It is famed for its white sand beaches, among other things. It brims with historical landmarks, most of which are because of Cebu’s part during the birth of Christian proselytizing in Asia. Visit Basilica of Santo Niño, which traces its history to the founding of the convent of the Santo Niño de Cebu in 1565, which houses a statue of the Santo Niño (Holy Child) that regarded as the oldest religious relic in the Philippines. Wander along the bustling Colon St., the oldest street in the country; check out Fort San Pedro, the smallest Spanish outpost in the Philippines during the colonial era. It also houses a small museum that displays the wreckage and treasures from the sunken San Diego galleon from Mexico. See the Lapu-Lapu Monument, erected in honor of the local hero who fought against Ferdinand Magellan during the historic Mactan Landing in 1521. Visit Magellan's Cross, an octagonal building adorned with murals that depict the first landing of the Spanish in Philippines islands and has a large wooden cross that commemorates the Portuguese conquistador Ferdinand Magellan who planted a wooden cross upon converting the original inhabitants to Christianity.

Unfortunately, Dipolog Airport does not serve international flights. Book a connecting flight to Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila for a wider range of options.

How to get out

Dipolog Airport is currently served by two airlines, which provide scheduled passenger flights to local destinations. These are Cebu Pacific and PAL Express-operated Philippine Airlines. The former flies to Cebu and Manila, while the latter flies to Manila only.

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