daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Asian Forums > Philippine Forums > Around the Philippines > Transport, Urban Planning and Infrastructure > Airports and Aviation



Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old September 1st, 2007, 06:23 PM   #1
Chrisvenz
Professional Photographer
 
Chrisvenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Philippines
Posts: 2,321
Likes (Received): 25

ZAM | Zamboanga International Airport

ZAMBOANGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Zamboanga City, Philippines
On 2008, the government will rename this airport as Maria Clara Lobregat International Airport after the Former Zamboanga City Rep. Maria Clara Lobregat in memory of her.




Zamboanga International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Zamboanga, Chavacano and Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Zamboanga) (IATA: ZAM, ICAO: RPMZ) is the main airport serving Zamboanga City in the Philippines. It is Mindanao's second-busiest airport after Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City. It is the gateway to one of Southeast Asia's fastest growing business and culture hubs and to the entire Western Mindanao area.

The airport is officially classified as a secondary international airport by the Air Transportation Office, the same agency that runs not only Zamboanga International Airport, but all other airports in the Philippines except the major international airports.


Zamboanga International Airport has one 2,610-meter primary runway. The dimensions of the runway are 2,610 meters in length by 45 meters in width, is designated as Runway 09/27 and is capable of supporting the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320. The airport also has taxiways that measure 25 meters in width. While the runway can support aircraft as big as the Boeing 747, the airport lacks the necessary equipment to facilitate the landing of large aircraft. There are plans to extend the runway to 3,000 meters, making it capable of receiving even bigger aircraft.

The airport, like all other international airports in the Philippines, has runway lights, which make it possible to support night landings. This makes 24-hour airport operations possible.

The runway is presently being shared between the airport and the Edwin Andrews Air Base (EAAB). Military jets and aircraft land and depart on this runway. At the end of Runway 09 is the street to Barangay Sta. Maria, and a park. This can be a perfect spot to take pictures for departing and landing aircraft. At the end of the Runway 27 is San Roque Street, which hosts a large public cemetery. It is also a good spot for plane spotting. Each end of the runway has aprons capable of supporting two Boeing 737s. One of the aprons in the end of Runway 9 is being used by the Philippine Air Force. OV-10s, C-130s, and other Air Force and military aircraft are parked there. While the apron at the end of Runway 27 is available, but need repairs.

The airport has one terminal and a 30,000 square-meter apron. The apron has two taxiways. The apron is capable of supporting 4 Airbus A320s and eight large general aviation planes simultaneously. There are also plans to add another apron across the old apron, so that it can accommodate many aircraft at the same time.

The terminal building has a capacity of 400 passengers. The terminal houses a metal detector and an X-ray machine, both located at the main entrance of the airport and before entering the Pre-Departure Area. The terminal also has 2 baggage carousels and push carts for passengers' baggage. The airport has check-in counters for each of the airlines that serve Zamboanga.

Zamboanga International Airport, along with all other international airports in the Philippines, was placed under the control of the Manila International Airport Authority under Executive Order No. 341, signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on August 4, 2004. The changes in management were slated to take effect in June 2007.

-------------------------------------------------------------------

The following airlines serve the Zamboanga International Airport

CEBU PACIFIC AIR

(MNL-ZAM-DAV) (DAV-ZAM-MNL) (CEB-ZAM-CEB)

PHILIPPINES AIRLINES

Philippine Airlines is opening a Mabuhay Lounge in this destination because of the start of the Business Class Service to/from this City.
AM Flight A320(MNL-ZAM-MNL) PM Flight B737(MNL-ZAM-MNL)

AIR PHILIPPINES

(MNL-ZAM-MNL)

ASIAN SPIRIT

(ZAM-JOL-ZAM) (ZAM-TAW-ZAM) (ZAM-SDK-ZAM) (ZAM-CTB-ZAM)

SOUTHEAST ASIAN AIRLINES

(ZAM-JOL-ZAM) (ZAM-TAW-ZAM) (ZAM-SDK-ZAM)

SUBIC AIR

(ZAM-SBC-ZAM)



Please visit the Zamboanga International Airport
for more information.


ASIA'S LATIN CITY
zamboanga
__________________
I'm better than porn.
Chrisvenz no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old September 1st, 2007, 06:34 PM   #2
Chrisvenz
Professional Photographer
 
Chrisvenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Philippines
Posts: 2,321
Likes (Received): 25

P31 M Zambo Projects to be Completed Soon

The local government has scheduled the inauguration of Php 31 million worth of projects in October in time for the celebration of the feast of Our Lady of the Pillar.

To be inaugurated and opened to the public are the Paseo del Mar and the Pasonanca Path Walk worth Php 15 million and Php 16 million, respectively.

The Paseo del Mar is similar to the Manila Bay Walk that is being constructed along the shore at the former Construction Development Corporation of the Philippines (CDCP) property located at the back of Fort Pilar Shrine.

The Pasonanca Path Walk is located at the Pasonanca Park near the treatment plant of the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD).

Once completed, both projects will serve as a leisure park for residents and visitors alike.

The constructions of the two projects started in February and are among the three major undertakings of the administration of Mayor Celso Lobregat.

The third major project of the Lobregat administration is the construction of an Integrated Bus Terminal (IBT) to accommodate provincial buses plying in this city coming from as far as Cagayan de Oro City. (PNA)

__________________
I'm better than porn.
Chrisvenz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2007, 06:45 PM   #3
WawaY[625]
BANNED
 
WawaY[625]'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Manado
Posts: 5,808
Likes (Received): 3

the last time i was in zamboanga we used an old terminal (100% sure na hindi yang sa pics coz that one looks good and the one we used was so rundown lols) pag land namin, katabi ng runway sementeryo

is this a new airport or yung terminal lang ang bago?
WawaY[625] no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2007, 06:53 PM   #4
Chrisvenz
Professional Photographer
 
Chrisvenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Philippines
Posts: 2,321
Likes (Received): 25

Quote:
Originally Posted by WawaY[625] View Post
the last time i was in zamboanga we used an old terminal (100% sure na hindi yang sa pics coz that one looks good and the one we used was so rundown lols) pag land namin, katabi ng runway sementeryo

is this a new airport or yung terminal lang ang bago?
Terminal lang ang bago. Marami nang inayus sa terminal, at okay na ito.
Pero, 2008 pa kasi gagawin ung bagong airport sa zamboanga. hehehe, i'll try to take some pictures sa ZIA terminal. hehehe para ma update ko kayo sa mga pagbabago ng airport...
__________________
I'm better than porn.
Chrisvenz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2007, 06:58 PM   #5
Chrisvenz
Professional Photographer
 
Chrisvenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Philippines
Posts: 2,321
Likes (Received): 25

Airport runway refurbishing completed

REFURBISHING work has been completed at the Zamboanga International Airport (ZIA), which has started serving an international flight, linking southern Philippines and the northern state of Sabah in Malaysia.
The refurbishing of the ZIA runway answers the immediate need of the airline companies with flights serving this southern port from key cities of the country and Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.

The asphalt overlay was completed last week and was undertaken by the Teddie Construction firm based in Zamboanga City.

The national government has spent P33 million for the asphalt overlay covering 18 meters of the 45 meters wide runway and more than 900 meters of the 2,600 meters total length of ZIA runway.

"ZIA asphalt overlay project is not big but has responded to the initial critical needs of the airline companies," said Mindanao Super Region champion Jesus Dureza, who inspected the project.

Department of Transportation and Communication Director for Planning Service Ildefonso Patdu and Mindanao Economic Development Council (Medco) chair Undersecretary Virgilio Leyretana accompanied Dureza during the project inspection.

Patdu said the asphalt overlay is part of the P257 million projects to refurbish the ZIA including all other facilities like the control tower, terminal and others, which was programmed for completion within 2007 and 2008.

Local Air Transportation Office (ATO) manager Celso Bayabos informed Dureza that the control tower and fire rescue facilities are the priorities to be attended aside from the runway.

"We look forward to further expand the asphalt overlay of the runway," Dureza said as he disclosed that he and Patdu have already conferred where to source out the needed funds.

Aside from Mosphil Aero, the newest player in the airline industry, Zamboanga City is also being served by Philippine Airlines, Cebu-Pacific Air, Air Philippines and Southeast Asian Airline.

Dureza disclosed that the proposed transfer of ZIA from its present location is being outlined by the national government.

The proposal is to transfer ZIA to Barangay Talabaan, some 15 kilometers east of this city.
__________________
I'm better than porn.
Chrisvenz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2007, 07:19 PM   #6
Chrisvenz
Professional Photographer
 
Chrisvenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Philippines
Posts: 2,321
Likes (Received): 25

Sacol Island: The Ideal Location for Zamboanga International Airport

The future expansion of Zamboanga City’s International Airport (ZIA) and Cargo Terminal should be established in the city-owned big Island of Sacol. Sacol Island is the most ideal and logical choice for the future expansion of the city’s international airport because of its location and isolation from the limited flatlands of the city proper.



click to view Zamboanga's Sacol Island MapBy locating and building the future airport in Sacol Island, the city will wisely and thankfully provide a blueprint for all future building expansion within the limited peninsula flatlands of Zamboanga City, allowing for desirable skyscrapers to be built and promoted without worries of whether the building’s height will be in the flight path of a nearby flatlands airport, as is currently suggested for Barrio Mercedes. City officials and residents like to envision their city as becoming the next Makati, Singapore, or Hong Kong of the Philippines, with their signature tall skyscrapers hugging valuable lowland and coastal real estate. Can this vision happen when the Barrio Mercedes airport location seriously prohibits that ideal picture?



The current airport expansion site plan being considered by the Mayor and the City Council will forever damage the expandability of Zamboanga’s ideal and logical growth expansion by allowing airport traffic and management to dictate where and how future investors and developers will build, and how high they can build.



This current airport expansion site is nothing but a roadwork to future economic disaster for Zamboanga’s increasingly limited flatland space! On the other hand, Sacol Island provides for the best location any airport can have, with its enormous land size and isolated sea water location.



Incredibly, Sacol Island has its own water source that can service all the needs of the future ideal site for the city’s international airport, and all the accompanying services a world-class airport provides such as: airport hotels and convention centers, cargo storage warehouses, office space for airport services, ground transportation infrastructure, parking garages for short or long term parking, aircraft maintenance and storage facilities, restaurants and concessions facilities, duty-free shopping for local and international goods, and an airport industrial / business park, to name a few.



Additionally, there can be consideration made for a separate runway built and dedicated to military aircraft traffic and its command post, which is currently being provided by Edward Andrews AFB (former Moret Field).



The Sacol Island location can provide the military a great facility as it expands its role of safekeeping for the city’s population and its role as economic and tourism gateway to western Mindanao, nearby Basilan Island, and beyond.



The rugged mountains and sea access of Sacol Island can be used as valuable training grounds for the military or local law enforcement services, and their permanent presence there will give the city government a pro-active frontline defense against historical terrorist and illegal smuggling activities in and around the city-owned island. The lives of the poor law-abiding island residents will be enhanced tremendously with the city's law enforcement intervention, and economic expansion from the international airport's construction and operation.



The country’s President is even contemplating relocating the Philippine Marine Corps’ Headquarters into Zamboanga City, along with its over 10,000 troops and their attachments. Sacol Island will provide the Philippine Marine Corps’ Headquarters a perfect home, and it could even be converted into their own "Hawaiian Island" paradise base with their own private white sand beach and hotel for family R&R vacations, similar to what the US military has in Fort DeRussy’s Armed Forces Recreation Center, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii.



Imagine the beautiful tropical island location of Sacol with its diversely rich marine life (instead of its current congested and polluted location in Manila), encased in the exotic splendor of Chavacano culture to help the city allure this prospective vision? It cannot be a better choice for the Philippine Marines to make Sacol Island its future Headquarters and also its new Corps Training Center, with an excellent amphibious training capacity, in addition to its rugged terrain features. It can help the Philippine government bring peace and business expansion into Zamboanga City, and expand its role as business center of south-western Philippines.



The location of a new international airport in Sacol Island will help propel Zamboanga City into a future of proper growth and expansion, opening up the extremely profitable air passenger commerce of that region that is currently underutilized but sufficiently accommodated with vessel traffic, which exceeded over 5 million passengers in 2002 - more than any city metropolis in the country! The city’s new international airport in Sacol Island will firmly establish itself as the BIMP-EAGA gateway into the country.



A world-class bridge system will need to be constructed to link the island’s international airport facility with the city mainland at its shortest distance span near barrio Taluksangay, or wherever it may be deemed suitable according to the orientation and location of the runways and terminal, providing further growth of interconnected business services at the entrance to the airport’s bridge system.



A world-class golf-course could also be built within the island's airport location facing the Moro Gulf and the island's white-sandy beaches and nearby islands vista, providing international appeal to tourists and business travelers.



The natural beauty of Zamboanga City lies within the extensive bodies of water surrounding it's peninsula-tip location, bounded to the west by the Sulu Sea, to the east by the Moro Gulf, and to the south by the Basilan Strait and the Celebes Sea, with its many beautiful islands nearby, and ideal fast water taxies/ferries that can be brought into service to help ferry airport passengers and tourists quickly to downtown hotels/businesses or tourists sites and vice-versa, avoiding the congested city streets while shamelessly exposing travelers to the beautiful scenery of Zamboanga’s environs from the water. At its worst case scenario, the trip to and from downtown and many other busy locations along the Zamboanga Peninsula would be about 5 miles in distance at the most. You cannot find many international airports that can proclaim this type of close proximity to their core city or region of service, and best of all, with an incredible tropical waterfront view that is unlike anything else in the world: imagine lush, verdant green mountains towering as a backdrop, then layered with tropical trees, palms, and exotic flowers that would be lining up its backyard, with splashes of a few white-sandy mainland beaches about a mile away that are peppered with a conglomeration of colorful endemic vintas plying their native owner's wares and services, with world-class hotels aching to spoil you with local Zamboangueño hospitality and excellent accommodations, then in the distance in front of you an incomparable azure blue Moro Gulf waterfront vista unfolds, festooned with its necklace of dozens of tropical islands resplendent with their own unabashed ribbon of white-sandy beaches ( oh, with one significant anomaly: a rare pink sandy beach island ) with names that foster visions of the city's over three and a half centuries of existence, and this while just waiting for your plane to arrive inside one of the world-class designed airport terminal of Zamboanga International Airport in Sacol Island. What a glorious sight to behold.



Allow us, for comparison purpose only, to present to you what would be a similar project for the Sacol Island location of the future Zamboanga International Airport: Hong Kong's new Chep Lak Kok International Airport. It is located about 25 miles from downtown Hong Kong on an artificial island filled in with dirt from the leveling a mountain nearby. The city's previous Kai Tak airport became too congested and too dangerous from its island-city location close to property that was increasingly valuable, scarce, and populated, causing its relocation which in turn helped developers to build more city skyscrapers to accommodate the supply and demand phenomenon of Hong Kong real estate. Chep Lak Kok's isolated man-made island location surrounded by water is similar to our proposal for locating the future Zamboanga International Airport in the big natural Sacol Island. It is rare in any part of the world to find an ideal location such as Sacol Island to construct an international airport so close to a city and the region it will service, with all the built-in requirements to make it a success, along with all the many natural tropical splendors that just so happens to be naturally surrounding it. How lucky can a city get? We're not equating Zamboanga City to Hong Kong, but fast forward 10 or 20 years from now and you will be able to envision our proposition of location and amenities.



Another benefit to the Sacol Island airport location is the reduced health hazard it will provide its nearby mainland residents in the elimination of serious noise pollution caused by increased airline traffic. On the other hand, the Barrio Mercedes site will still cause serious noise pollution to the already populated Barrios nearby, and will continue to do so in the future. The city planners and officials need to respect their citizens health concerns and the Barrio Mercedes airport proposed site does not provide that.



Once the new Zamboanga International Airport and Cargo Terminal is completed in the big natural Sacol Island, many international flights will come into the Philippines through the Zamboanga Gateway. This will be an incredible boon to area business and tourism. Zamboanga's position as the busy ancient trading outpost in the South-Western Mindanao Island will be incredibly enhanced with modern capacity and infrastructure. It's position as the area's main gateway for the Brunei-Darussalam/Indonesia/Malaysia/Philippines (BIMP) international business growth region will be favorably established and expanded on due to its ideal proximity to the partner countries in BIMP and its location in the #1 growth area in the Philippines.



Ideally, hotel and beach resorts could be carefully and environmentally provided along the beautiful white-sand beaches of Sacol Island, and a wild-life preserve established to protect the island’s delicate mangrove or marshland ecosystem. Another local abundance that can be developed further is the Scuba Diving Tourism business that is practically non-existent in one of the world's most prolific underwater creatures and features location. The close proximity of the new ZIA's location to majority of the known and still unknown dive sites is a boon for the city. With this goal in mind, we propose that the Sacol Island site will provide the best transportation specific to scuba diving: Sea Planes! A Sea Plane landing runway can be cut unto the existing natural harbor on the South-East center of the island or just set aside for sea plane traffic. This Sea Plane Runway will be of course a long water channel, a "water runway" for the sea planes. Along this Sea Plane "water runway" and surrounding it nearby, would be the new hotels that will cater to this type of clientele, and other tourists who will be staying in the many resorts that will be located in Sacol Island. Sea Planes can easily drop off divers on or near the diving site's waterway. Zamboanga's proximity to the Sulu Sea, the Moro Gulf, the Basilan Straights, and the Sulu Archipelago waters straddling the Sulu Sea and the Moro Gulf, makes it the best destination place for Scuba divers everywhere who are coming into the Philippines to enjoy its very rich marine life and coral reefs. The new Zamboanga International Airport in Sacol Island will be an incredible draw for tourists who are specifically looking to do their dives first and will benefit greatly from the one-stop destination convenience it offers. Upon arrival in the new ZIA in Sacol Island, tourists can stay in nearby white-sandy beach front hotels and resorts, then can hop on to their chartered sea planes just minutes away in the Zamboanga Sea Plane Terminal located on a beautiful secluded tropical harbor and experience a short distance ride to many of the world's best dive sites! Arguably the best dive site in the world, the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park is only 200 nautical miles nearby on the Sulu Sea versus about 500 nautical miles from Manila, where most scuba diving tourists fly into to make their dive trip (or 98 nautical miles from Puerto Princessa in Palawan, which still requires about 350 nautical miles travel from Manila). That's a lot of trip-miles savings for the weary divers! They'd just as well come to Zamboanga and enjoy their dive vacation and have plenty of time and energy to spare for partying and enjoying in Zamboanga when they return. Besides, they will want to explore the city's very own local dive sites. The City-owned 28 beautiful islands offer a marvelous variety of experiences to the tourists from great snorkeling and diving with underwater vistas of exotic corals and marine life that lends to the city's title as the "Seafood Capital of the Philippines," to lazing or frolicking on colorful beaches that range in hue from pink, white, grey, sand, black and textured from powdered sandy to rocky, while being served a cornucopia of ancient Chavacano and Moro cultural feast that is unlike anywhere else in the world. What an incredible location and position to be in! Wow, Zamboanga!



It is unfortunate that the only way to dive in the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park is by live-aboard boats, mostly from Batangas, at the end of June to February. Batangas is about 400 nautical miles from Tubbataha Reef, double the distance from Zamboanga! Puerto Princessa in Palawan is another popular embarkation point to the reef and is closer at 98 nautical miles. However, we can't see why those dive tourists who can afford to pay for the luxury of time, can choose to fly to their dive spot by sea plane after the live-aboard boat has sailed ahead of them for the rendezvous! Why not? Time is precious, and time is money. They could easily loose a day or so traveling in those live-aboard boats and become weary and tired from the rough seas. They would rather spend their vacation time diving than traveling on live-aboard boats. It's called options. Some can afford it and others can't. If you offer it and the price is right, people will use it.



If the bottom line is what's preferred by the tourists, this live-aboard travel option can be a natural income stream for the ancient Zamboangueños who are more adept at live-aboard living than any people in the Philippines, or the world for that matter - the Badjaos! City officials can help introduce greatly needed employment development assistance for our fellow Zamboangueños, the Badjaos, the unsung heroes of the sea and one of the founding tribes of Zamboanga, in helping harness their expertise in live-aboard living and create a one-of-a-kind Zamboanga-ONLY experience for dive tourists to be chaperoned by real-life "Water World" people who are indigenous to the waters surrounding Zamboanga. Development funds would have to be secured by City leaders to embark on this Zamboanga-specific project to help promote the inherent job skills of the Badjaos and provide them with the tools and training to be duly educated and employed. The Badjao leaders will need to be partners in this empowerment project and their people promoted in this endeavor. The live-aboard boats will need to reflect a uniquely Zamboanga Badjao-design outlook with modern amenities that cater to the expectations of the dive tourists - or some. This Zamboanga-Badjao Live-Aboard Boats business concept could further develop a local industry of live-aboard boat building and can employ more Zamboangueños.



With careful consideration, planning, design, and management, the future Zamboanga International Airport in Sacol Island can be one of the most beautiful and effective airport facility in the Philippines, and possibly the world. Without proper vision, the city government’s decision on where to place the future airport expansion can be a death sentence to the expandability and livability of Zamboanga City.

The Sacol Island location for the city’s airport expansion is an ongoing research project by our staff for the benefit of our city government and its people, and we will provide updates as needed.
__________________
I'm better than porn.
Chrisvenz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2007, 07:54 PM   #7
Chrisvenz
Professional Photographer
 
Chrisvenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Philippines
Posts: 2,321
Likes (Received): 25

PGMA launches Zambo airport runway improvement project

ZAMBOANGA CITY – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo launched today Phase 2 of the P64-million Zamboanga City International Airport runway improvement project and visited at a military hospital here the Philippine Marine soldiers who were wounded in the ambush and encounter in Basilan and Sulu last July 10 and 17, respectively.

In a simple ceremony held at the runway in front of Edwin Andrews Air Base (EAAB)), the President lowered the time capsule signaling the start of the asphalting of Phase 2 of the project.

Transportation and Communications Assistant Secretary for Planning Elmer Soneja said asphalting the airport runway is one of the priority projects of the President in Zamboanga City.

The Phase 2 project is 960 meters long and 45 meters wide.

"The improvement and upgrading of the Zamboanga City International Airport is one of the priority projects of the President that was not mentioned in her State of the Nation Address (SONA)," Soneja said.

He said the total budget for the rehabilitation and upgrading of Zamboanga City Airport is P100 million. The project will be completed next year.
__________________
I'm better than porn.
Chrisvenz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2007, 11:31 PM   #8
nonie_rnuk
Registered User
 
nonie_rnuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: London, Iloilo-Guimaras, QC
Posts: 49
Likes (Received): 0

[QUOTE=Chrisvenz;15117804][CENTER]ZAMBOANGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Zamboanga City, Philippines
On 2008, the government will rename this airport as Maria Clara Lobregat International Airport after the Former Zamboanga City Rep. Maria Clara Lobregat in memory of her.

Wow! I like the design of this airport. Very individual and distuinguishing of Zamboanga. Kakaiba cya at talagang outstanding. Sana i-conserve nila to if a new airport is built and base the design to complement this existing edifice.

__________________
Nonie
nonie_rnuk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2007, 01:19 AM   #9
Rajah_Soliman
时间致富 與被愛
 
Rajah_Soliman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 达沃市
Posts: 3,036
Likes (Received): 86

bravo a eso thread! viva zamboanga!

mas projectos por la ciudad latina de asia!!!



una foto de aeropuerto internacional de zamboanga (de jovienaval's photostream/flickR)
image hosted on flickr
__________________
I will delete my post within 5 days.
Rajah_Soliman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2007, 01:21 AM   #10
Rajah_Soliman
时间致富 與被愛
 
Rajah_Soliman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 达沃市
Posts: 3,036
Likes (Received): 86

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Zamboanga International Airport
Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Zanboanga
Aeropuerto Internacional de Zamboanga


Exterior of Zamboanga International Airport
IATA: ZAM – ICAO: RPMZ
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Air Transportation Office
Serves Zamboanga City
Location Moret Field, Barangay Canelar, Zamboanga City
Elevation AMSL 6 m / 20 ft
Coordinates [show location on an interactive map] 6°55′20.71″N 122°3′34.68″E / 6.9224194, 122.0596333
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,611 8,564 Asphalt
Statistics (2005)
Passengers 360,501
Aircraft movements 6,378
Metric tonnes of cargo 5,821
Statistics from the Air Transportation Office.[1]

Zamboanga International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Zamboanga, Chavacano and Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Zamboanga) (IATA: ZAM, ICAO: RPMZ) is the main airport serving Zamboanga City in the Philippines. It is Mindanao's second-busiest airport after Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City. It is the gateway to one of Southeast Asia's fastest growing business and culture hubs and to the entire Western Mindanao area.

The airport is officially classified as a secondary international airport by the Air Transportation Office, the same agency that runs not only Zamboanga International Airport, but all other airports in the Philippines except the major international airports.
__________________
I will delete my post within 5 days.
Rajah_Soliman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2007, 01:22 AM   #11
Rajah_Soliman
时间致富 與被愛
 
Rajah_Soliman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 达沃市
Posts: 3,036
Likes (Received): 86

Zamboanga Airport History



The airport started off as Moret Field, an American airfield that was constructed from a rather poor Japanese airfield just north of Zamboanga. Construction started just after American forces landed there on March 15, 1945. It was improved by a U.S. Army airfield construction unit using considerable Filipino labor. When completed, the single runway was about 4,500 feet long aligned SW to NE. There were two adjacent taxiways along both sides of the runway with revertment areas. At the peak of operations in 1945, there were about 300 aircraft flying from the airfield. The vast majority were USMC aircraft supporting U.S. Army infantry operations on Mindanao but also ranging down the Sulu area as far as Borneo.

Subsequent improvements increased its capacity to hold flights. The airport used to service nearby international destinations in the past, such as Labuan and Sandakan in Malaysia. Philippine Airlines used to service international flights to and from Zamboanga to both destinations and Malaysia Airlines had flights to and from Zamboanga to Sandakan as well; these international services were eventually cut. Philippine Airlines, in particular, cut its services during the Asian financial crisis, when it was struggling to keep afloat.

On December 10, 2004, South Phoenix Airways announced their international flights to Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, but it was eventually cut due to poor load of passengers. Likewise, Asian Spirit commenced service to Sandakan on April 23, 2007, restarting Zamboanga's international operations.

Zamboanga International Airport, along with all other international airports in the Philippines, was placed under the control of the Manila International Airport Authority under Executive Order No. 341, signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on August 4, 2004. The changes in management were slated to take effect in June 2007.[2]

As this moment, the biggest aircraft to land in Zamboanga International Airport is the Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan made to deliver helicopters and some equipment for the American base here in Zamboanga. North American Airlines Boeing 757-200s were chartered to transport American soldiers from Guam to Zamboanga. Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs flying from Okinawa come to Zamboanga every now and then. Gemini Air Cargo's DC-10 was once in Zamboanga Airport for delivery of the materials needed for the US Air Force training.

There were plans to transfer the airport to a 104-hectare lot located between Barangays Talabaan and Taluksangay, possibly making it the largest airport in Mindanao. However, this plan was shelved after the loan application for the project was turned down, resulting in a lack of funding.[3]

On 2008, the government will rename this airport as Maria Clara Lobregat International Airport after the Former Zamboanga City Rep. Maria Clara Lobregat in memory of her.

Philippine Airlines is opening a Mabuhay Lounge in this destination because of the start of the Business Class Service to/from this City.
__________________
I will delete my post within 5 days.
Rajah_Soliman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2007, 01:24 AM   #12
Rajah_Soliman
时间致富 與被愛
 
Rajah_Soliman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 达沃市
Posts: 3,036
Likes (Received): 86

The following airlines serve the Zamboanga International Airport:

* Air Philippines (Manila)
* Asian Spirit (Bongao, Jolo, Sandakan)
* Cebu Pacific (Cebu, Davao, Manila)
* Philippine Airlines (Manila)
* South East Asian Airlines (Bongao, Cotabato, Jolo, Sandakan [seasonal])

Airlines which served the city

* Malaysia Airlines
* Mindanao Express
* South Phoenix Airways
* Mosphil Aero
__________________
I will delete my post within 5 days.
Rajah_Soliman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2007, 01:27 AM   #13
Rajah_Soliman
时间致富 與被愛
 
Rajah_Soliman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 达沃市
Posts: 3,036
Likes (Received): 86

Zamboanga Airport Runway

Zamboanga International Airport has one 2,610-meter primary runway. The dimensions of the runway are 2,610 meters in length by 45 meters in width, is designated as Runway 09/27 and is capable of supporting the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320. The airport also has taxiways that measure 25 meters in width. While the runway can support aircraft as big as the Boeing 747, the airport lacks the necessary equipment to facilitate the landing of large aircraft. There are plans to extend the runway to 3,000 meters, making it capable of receiving even bigger aircraft.

The airport, like all other international airports in the Philippines, has runway lights, which make it possible to support night landings. This makes 24-hour airport operations possible.

The runway is presently being shared between the airport and the Edwin Andrews Air Base (EAAB). Military jets and aircraft land and depart on this runway. At the end of Runway 09 is the street to Barangay Sta. Maria, and a park. This can be a perfect spot to take pictures for departing and landing aircraft. At the end of the Runway 27 is San Roque Street, which hosts a large public cemetery. It is also a good spot for plane spotting. Each end of the runway has aprons capable of supporting two Boeing 737s. One of the aprons in the end of Runway 9 is being used by the Philippine Air Force. OV-10s, C-130s, and other Air Force and military aircraft are parked there. While the apron at the end of Runway 27 is available, but need repairs.

Terminals

The airport has one terminal and a 30,000 square-meter apron. The apron has two taxiways. The apron is capable of supporting 4 Airbus A320s and eight large general aviation planes simultaneously. There are also plans to add another apron across the old apron, so that it can accommodate many aircraft at the same time.

The terminal building has a capacity of 400 passengers. The terminal houses a metal detector and an X-ray machine, both located at the main entrance of the airport and before entering the Pre-Departure Area. The terminal also has 2 baggage carousels and push carts for passengers' baggage. The airport has check-in counters for each of the airlines that serve Zamboanga.

Inside the terminal, there is only one store managed by the Air Transportation Office. Unfortunately, the terminal has no air conditioning, so electric fans are used instead. The airport has 3 restrooms. The airport's terminal was designed by an inspired Muslim architect. Outside the terminal are the ticketing office of Cebu Pacific and the main offices of Philippine Airlines and Air Philippines. There are also some stores and travel agencies outside the airport terminal.

The terminal also houses the secured Pre-Departure Area and the Arrival Area.

Other structures

The airport also has a modern control tower, a fire station with 2 firetrucks. There are hangars on the southwest of the terminal. The hangars are privately owned by some charter and business airlines. An old Swift Air Douglas DC-3 is still on the hangar.

The airport's parking area can accommodate 110 vehicles.
__________________
I will delete my post within 5 days.
Rajah_Soliman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2007, 01:45 AM   #14
Rajah_Soliman
时间致富 與被愛
 
Rajah_Soliman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 达沃市
Posts: 3,036
Likes (Received): 86

mas fotos ....

image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr
__________________
I will delete my post within 5 days.
Rajah_Soliman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2007, 04:57 AM   #15
Chrisvenz
Professional Photographer
 
Chrisvenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Philippines
Posts: 2,321
Likes (Received): 25

more pictures at ZIA















__________________
I'm better than porn.
Chrisvenz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2007, 05:37 AM   #16
hiiamdib
Registered User
 
hiiamdib's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Houston
Posts: 269
Likes (Received): 1

anu histura ng loob ng terminal??
hiiamdib no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2007, 05:51 AM   #17
alcogoodwin
Save Fiji Railways NOW
 
alcogoodwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sydney Manila Lautoka
Posts: 4,879
Likes (Received): 0

That airport building is an amazing design. Is it unique to this airport or has it been used elsewhere?
Certainly stands out against the modern monstrocities that designers seem to pass off nowdays.
Ironically we have been discussing what constitutes a typically Filipino design in buildings nowdays and whether or not this is ever incorporated into modern structures.

Brad
__________________
Philippine Railway Historical Society - Helping Since 1999!
PRHS Railway Database Project - Serious PNR Rollingstock Researchers Needed To Make A Difference!
Philippine Railways Historical Society Website! ---- Lubricated Flange E-zine (Free Philippine Rail News & Info)
Manila Sunset - Australia's Newest Filipino Store! Narwee-Sydney (Now Open)
alcogoodwin no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2007, 06:14 AM   #18
BYAHILO
African Sunrise
 
BYAHILO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Makati
Posts: 1,473
Likes (Received): 0

wala na bang Mosphil Aerp sa ZIA? when i was there last december, and daming pasahero sa terminal. yun pala halos magkasabay flight namin. im bounf for mnl tapos yung mosphil naman bound for sdk.

yung interior nya maganda. they made use of the space that even if theres no A/C mahangin pa rin sa loob.

when i firsr sat foot at the ZIA, i was soooo amazed at its design. its totally different from the other phil termnals. walang katulad. thats why i told my zambo friend that they should be very lucky to have that kind of airport.
__________________

Byahilo:Ito ang Trip Ko!
Hir Na Me! Camwhoring in the Beautiful Philippines
Where in the Philippines? Exploring every nook and cranny of the country one photo at a time…

Kadayawan Festival 2010 | Pasigarbo sa Sugbo 2010 | Masskara Festival 2010 | Cebu Sinulog 2011 | Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2011
BYAHILO no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2007, 06:51 AM   #19
Yatco_8
KILLERBEE BACOLOD RULEZ!
 
Yatco_8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bacolod; Makati; Cebu; Iligan; Kabankalan
Posts: 125
Likes (Received): 0

i love the name of this airport.... AEROPUERTO INTERNACIONAL.... its way too cool

are there any pictures of the ZIA interior?
__________________
KILLERBEE 106.3 BACOLOD
YOUR MUSIC AND PARTY AUTHORITY
Yatco_8 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2007, 09:18 AM   #20
habagatcentral1
Nomad of South Central
 
habagatcentral1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Habagatang Pilipinas
Posts: 21,744
Likes (Received): 467

Pregunta me:

Is Edwards Air Base in Zamboanga also located within the airports premises too? Is this where the US military planes land during the Balikatan Exercises? Thanks!
habagatcentral1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
zamboanga city

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu