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Francisco Bangoy International Airport revisited

The number of views for Davao’s international airport spiked a few days ago and from the responses to the posting on Facebook, it’s clear that people are appreciative of good infrastructure provided to them. People in other cities expressed similar or related feelings in relation to the post with many expressing that they hoped their city could have a good airport. Well, we know at least that Iloilo and Bacolod have good airports in Cabatuan and Silay that are now serving international flights as well. Hopefully, we’ll have more airports upgraded like Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Legaspi and Puerto Princesa that are all very crowded as more people fly to these cities including tourists whose numbers are steadily increasing. Cebu’s airport expansion is up for bidding and Northern Mindanao will soon have a large airport opening at Laguindingan. Cagayan De Oro’s Lumbia Airport will eventually be phased out. Meanwhile, here are a few more photos on DVO from a recent trip I had.

IMG05924-20130423-1649Check-in counter for Philippine Airlines passengers

IMG05925-20130423-1649Check-in counters for PAL and Cebu Pacific

IMG05926-20130423-1652The spacious terminal is desirable for large cities like Davao and generally serves the entire region.

IMG05927-20130423-1657Cebu Pacific’s self service terminal that I first saw in Davao and now is also in other airports as well

IMG05928-20130423-1658The check-in counters as seen from the escalator as I went up to the departure level

IMG05929-20130423-1738The corridor to the pre-departure area Gates 1 and 2 of the terminal

IMG05930-20130423-1743View of PAL Airbus A320 at the airport

IMG05932-20130423-1754Spacious pre-departure area at the airport

IMG05934-20130423-1902Another look at the spacious pre-departure area at Davao’s airport – I assume that the area can become full if the aircraft happens to be a widebody like the B747 or A330.

More on airports soon…