As a public airport that serves Tacloban City, Leyte, in the Philippines, Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport, also referred to as Tacloban Domestic Airport or DZR Airport, serves as a primary gateway to the Eastern Visayas Region of central Philippines from local stops such as Manila and Cebu. Located at 11.2275 latitude and 125.027778 longitude, the airport has served approximately 1.1 million passengers, with 10,300 aircraft movements, all as of 2012. Lastly, the Tacloban Domestic Airport operates with an asphalt-surfaced runway that measures 2,138 eters or 7,014 feet in length; a single-storey terminal building with a departure and arrival area; communications tower; and administrative building.
Where to go
Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport or Tacloban Domestic Airport has flights to Manila and Cebu, Philippines. Manila offers Fort Santiago, San Agustin Church, Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden, Quiapo Church, among others; while Cebu is home to Basilica del Santo Niño, Cebu Taoist Temple, Museo Sugbo, Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum, along with Jumalon Museum Butterfly Sanctuary and Art Gallery, to name a few. Highlighting Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum or JRG Halad Museum, located in Cebu City, Philippines, it is a music-themed museum that honors the city’s musical heritage. Founded in 2010, the museum’s permanent exhibits include original music sheets and instruments played by various composers, awards, together with personal items owned by artists, in addition to many more.
With connecting flights via Ninoy Aquino International Airport, some international short-haul stops include Tokyo, Japan; Hong Kong; and Seoul, South Korea, to name a few. When flying to these destinations, please expect flights that last approximately two to four hours, depending on the destination and airline of choice. The airlines that fly out to these stops are All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, and Korean Air, in addition to many more. Get to Seoul, South Korea and be among the ones who have fallen in love with the city in one visit! Tourist attractions within Seoul are Myeong-dong, Gyeongbokgung, N Seoul Tower, National Museum of Korea, Lotte World, COEX Mall, Gwanghwamun, and National Folk Museum of Korea, to name a few. COEX Mall got its name for containing Convention centers and Exhibition halls, among others. The underground shopping mall covers an area of around 154,000 square meters, with approximately 144,000 square meters of which can be found on a single underground floor. As the country’s largest underground shopping mall, it overflows with shops, in addition to movie theaters, food courts, bookstore, along with the COEX Aquarium and Kimchi Field Museum.
Tacloban Domestic Airport does not operate to international long-haul destinations. It is recommended to get on a connecting flight via Ninoy Aquino International Airport and reach Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; London, United Kingdom; and Los Angeles, California with nine to 15-hour flights operated by Emirates and Philippine Airlines, among others. Fly to Los Angeles, California via Los Angeles International Airport, and visit Universal Studios Hollywood, Griffith Park and Griffith Observatory, Getty Center, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Santa Monica Pier, Staples Center, Los Angeles Zoo, Dolby Theatre, and Museum of Contemporary Arts Los Angeles, in addition to many more. The world-renowned destination, Santa Monica Pier, can be found towards the end of Colorado Avenue within Santa Monica, California, in the United States. The sizeable, double-jointed pier opened in mid- to late 1909 and is a Santa Monica Historic Landmark designated in 1976. When within the pier, some of its attractions include the Pacific Park, an amusement park that features a solar-paneled Ferris Wheel, in addition to other interests such as the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, along with various shops, restaurants, video arcade, pubs, and more.
How to get out
Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport only operates flights to domestic destinations namely Manila and Cebu via Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Mactan–Cebu International Airport, respectively. These local stops are served by airlines such as AirAsia Philippines, AirAsia Zest, Cebgo, Cebu Pacific, and Philippine Airlines operated by PAL Express.
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