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Old December 11th, 2008, 07:58 AM   #1
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LGP | Legazpi Airport

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Legazpi Airport (IATA: LGP, ICAO: RPLP) in the Philippines is a major airport in the Bicol Region, serving the vicinity of Legazpi City in Albay with a runway of 2280 x 36 meters.

History

The jet age came to Legazpi in the late 1960s and by the '70s Philippine Airlines (PAL) introduced regular service to/from Manila using British Aircraft Corporation's BAC 1-11's. In contrast, its rival Pili only saw jet service in the late '90s; to this day, Pili can only handle half-capacity payload due to its short runway, 1402 x 30 meters, less than two-thirds that of Legazpi's. In the late 1980s PAL introduced Boeing 737-300s. YS-11's provided airlink to Mactan, Cebu, Masbate, and Virac. When PAL phased out the YS-11's and the short-lived Shorts SD-360 'Sunriser,' Fokker 50s replaced them. Prior to the debilitating labor strike in 1998 which caused PAL to temporarily cease operation, Legazpi Airport served as the airline's hub in Bicol, serving Manila, Cebu, Masbate, Virac, even Catarman, Samar. Today, it serves not only local clients but also transient passengers from southern Camarines Sur and the province of Sorsogon.

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Aside from PAL, Filipinas Orient Airways and Air Manila International served the airport prior to 1972, the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines. Through the years, other airlines came and went: Air Philippines for some time served Legazpi with YS-11's and 737-200s. Asian Spirit served Pili for flights to/from Manila and Cebu and has since ceased operations with six million pesos in collectibles from local (Naga or Pili) franchisees. Asian Spirit might introduce flights to Legazpi aside from its sectors in Virac and Masbate. At present, Aboitiz also regularly calls on Legazpi. South East Asian Airlines, using the 19-seat LET-410, plies Cebu-Legazpi-Cebu Mondays and Fridays.

When Pope John Paul II visited the Philippines in 1981, his itinerary included Legazpi, Pili cannot handle medium-sized jets. The Papal plane was a chartered PAL Boeing 727 tri-jet. The late president Ferdinand Marcos arrived with his own jet; his first lady, Imelda, and the then-Minister of Defense, Juan Ponce Enrile, arrived with their own retinues on separate jets.

In the mid-1990s a Harrier jumpjet of the US Marines made an emergency landing here. Nearby Alicia Hotel housed the unexpected guests for days while the aircraft was being repaired. During that time, day and night, the airport site became an aviation museum of sorts with curious on-lookers taking a glimpse at the heavily guarded fighter plane, exactly the same piece used in the Schwarzenegger film True Lies.

In February 2000, during a lull in nearby Mayon Volcano's eruption (which suspended regular commercial service), a chartered Boeing 727 tri-jet from Guam landed, bringing relief goods for evacuees.

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In September 15, 2001, coming home from her state visit to Japan, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo flew to Legazpi non-stop from Tokyo using a chartered PAL Airbus A320, highlighting the capability of the airport to handle international air traffic. In November 26, 2003, a Cebu Pacific DC-9-32 brought delegates to the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) delegates on a charter flight from Cebu.

Future plans

Although operating as sunrise-sunset (SR-SS) due to lack of instrument landing system (ILS), the airport can handle night landings and take-off but only on prior notice. In early 2006, the proposed Southern Luzon International Airport was unveiled to the public in major newspapers. It would be built in the municipality of Daraga.
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Old December 11th, 2008, 08:03 AM   #3
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Legazpi Domestic Airport serves the following airlines:

Philippine Airlines (1x daily MNL-LGP,LGP-MNL)
Cebu Pacific (2x daily MNL-LGP,LGP-MNL) (4x weekly CEB-LGP,LGP-CEB starting January 2009)

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Pilot's view of Plane landing in Legazpi Domestic Airport


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Cebu Pacific announces new services from Cebu
Mounts more domestic flights from queen city

Gokongwei-owned airline Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) further boosts its Cebu operations by mounting additional services to key destinations within the archipelago. Starting January 10, 2009, CEB will fly three times weekly between Cebu and Cotabato, and four times weekly between Cebu and Legaspi, with a year-round ‘Go Lite’ fare of Php 888 one way.

On January 12, the airline will begin thrice-weekly flights between Cebu and Dumaguete, with a year-round ‘Go Lite’ offering of Php 588 one way. Also commencing on the same day is a thrice-weekly service between Cebu and Siargao, with a year-round ‘Go Lite’ of Php 888 one way. “Cebu is a very important market for our airline,” said Candice Iyog, CEB VP for marketing and distribution. “We will continue to strengthen this hub by offering as many choices for our Cebu passengers as possible.”

Iyog added, “At the same time, we’d like to maximize Cebu’s accessibility to both foreign and domestic passengers, to heighten both tourism and business opportunities for the entire province.” In addition to its four new Cebu services, the airline will increase the number of flights of existing services.

By January 9, 2009, flights between Cebu and Tacloban will become daily, while starting January 11, CEB will increase its Cebu – Ozamiz flights to four times weekly. By February 2, CEB’s Cebu – Iloilo service will go from thrice weekly to daily. Iyog said that the earlier passengers book their flights, the greater the chances of availing the lowest possible fares.

“The fastest and most convenient way to book and pay for flights, is through www.cebupacificair.com,” she said. “Passengers can also block their preferred seats and pre-pay excess baggage through our website, plus check out our other services including fun tours and travel insurance.”
CEB is the largest domestic airline in the Philippines, which flies to 27 domestic and 15 international destinations. From Cebu, CEB offers the most number of flights, as it services 15, soon to be 19 domestic destinations and four international destinations.
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Mayon always makes for a breathtaking and scenic backdrop.

Thanks for starting a thread for LGP, Dex!
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I miss Legaspi. Where's Aquinas University in this areal? Is there anyone from our local forumers who knows Sean Michael Salvoza?

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Cebu Pacific offers P500 all-in fare for new Cebu Hub services

Cebu Pacific (CEB), the country’s leading domestic airline, is offering a P500 all-in Go Lite fare for flights from Cebu to Cotabato, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Legaspi, Ozamiz, Siargao and Tacloban. The seat sale is from December 17-19, 2008 and is good for travel from January 1-March 18, 2009. This marks the opening of CEB’s new destinations from Cebu to Cotabato, Dumaguete, Legaspi and Siargao and the mounting of additional frequencies from Cebu to Iloilo, Ozamiz and Tacloban.

New thrice weekly flights from Cebu to Cotabato and the four-times weekly Cebu- Legaspi service will start on January 10, 2009. The thrice weekly Cebu-Dumaguete service starts on January 12, 2009. The Cebu-Siargao thrice-weekly service will start on January 30, 2009. Candice Iyog, CEB VP for marketing and distribution, said, “As we continue to take delivery of brand new ATR 72-500 aircraft, we will operate new inter-island routes and add frequencies to existing ones to encourage local trade and tourism. Coupled with our trademark low fares, we hope to stimulate travel despite market conditions. ”

“We also urge passengers to book their flights early through our website, www.cebupacificair.com , to get the cheapest and most convenient flight schedule,” Iyog added. ‘Go Lite’ fares are for passengers traveling with no check-in baggage. Passengers with check-in bags just have to add P200 to the fare.

CEB has the most number of inter-island routes and connections from its operational hubs in Clark, Manila, Cebu and Davao. It continues to be the strongest domestic airline flying to a total of 27--soon to be 32--domestic destinations. Cebu Pacific has one of the youngest fleets in the region composed of 10 Airbus A319, nine Airbus A320, and six ATR 72-500 aircraft by end of 2008.
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What's the flight schedule for LGP like? How many flights depart and arrive from this airport, and to what destinations?
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What's the flight schedule for LGP like? How many flights depart and arrive from this airport, and to what destinations?
Philippine Airlines

- 1 daily flight between Manila and Legazpi using an Airbus A320
  • MNL-LGP: 6:40am to 7:40am
  • LGP-MNL: 8:20am to 9:20am

Cebu Pacific

- As of Dec.08, two daily flights between Manila and Legazpi using Airbus A320 (will increase to three flights/day based on the flights/seats available on their online booking for next year)
  • MNL-LGP: 6:00am to 6:55am
  • LGP-MNL: 7:25am to 8:15am
  • MNL-LGP: 10:25am to 11:20am
  • LGP-MNL: 11:50am to 12:45pm
  • MNL-LGP: 12:15pm to 1:10pm
  • LGP-MNL: 1:40pm to 2:35pm

- 4x weekly flights between Cebu and Legazpi starting January 10, 2009, using an ATR 72-500

CEB-LGP: 1:20pm to 2:25pm
LGP-CEB: 2:45pm to 3:50pm

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It seems that Zest Air is having major setbacks with getting their flights airborne not only to LGP, but to other destinations on their route network as well.
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What type of aircraft is this?

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BAC 1-11 (PAL Jet) What happened to that plane?
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