Map Showing the Brgy Tabucan and Brgy Tiring, Cabatuan access road at the top; and the Brgy Duyan-Duyan, Cabatuan access road at the right.

Names:

The "Iloilo Airport" is also officially called the
Cabatuan Airport
after the town of Cabatuan, Iloilo where it is located.

It is also known as the "Iloilo Cabatuan Airport" and as "Iloilo International Airport."

There had been suggestions of alternatively naming it the Tomas Confesor Airport, after Philippine Senator Tomas Confesor, the World War II hero Governor of Panay & Romblon.

Location:

The Cabatuan Airport is located entirely in Cabatuan, Iloilo, specifically in Barangay Tabucan, Barangay Gaub, Barangay Duyan-Duyan and Barangay Manguna.

Its official address is Barangay Duyan-Duyan, Cabatuan, Iloilo.

It can be reached using either the Barangay Duyan-Duyan, Cabatuan main access road, or the Barangay Tabucan & Barangay Tiring, Cabatuan access road.

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The cities being served by this airport are Iloilo City to the south and Passi City to the north. The airport also serves the entire Province of Iloilo.

Facilities:

The Cabatuan International Airport is currently handling direct flights to Hong Kong and Singapore, in addition to domestic routes.

It was designed to handle 1.2 million passengers and 11,500 tons of cargoes per year and can accommodate aircrafts as big as an Airbus 330 with a seating capacity of 276.

The three-storey passenger terminal building has an area of 13,000 square meters, designed with complete separation for departing and arriving passengers. It has 10 check-in counters with individual weighing and queuing conveyors, belt conveyor from the check-in to the baggage loading area, flight information display system to guide passengers of the aircraft's time schedule and destination, and a transit counter.

The terminal is also provided with close-circuit television for security and monitoring purposes; and three units of passenger boarding bridges, which can stretch up to 35 meters when fully extended. The boarding bridge is accessible via a separated gang-way (one each for departing and arriving passengers). Other amenities of the building includes 6 x-ray machines, Mabuhay lounges for departing passengers and VIP room, smoking rooms, concessionaire areas for shoppers, lost and found section, counters for hotel and car rental bookings, allocated public telephone booths and others.

The facilities are guaranteed to be handicapped friendly, with railings, elevators, escalators and dedicated space for handicapped in the comfort rooms. The pre-departure area is located at the third floor of the building, with at least 436 seating capacity. The baggage claim area is located at the ground floor, accessible from the second floor with two units of 51 meters conveyor. There is also a separate section for the waiting public and well wishers at the arrival and departure concourse.

In front of the Passenger Terminal Building is a vehicular parking area with 414 slots for private cars, complete with tollbooth and a drivers' lounge and rest rooms. Spaces for taxi, buses and jeepney stands are, likewise, provided.

The airport's Cargo Terminal Building is a 1,300-square meter storey structure consisting of a covered platform, government offices, restrooms and cargo handling area. It is now being occupied by the 3-airline companies, namely, the Philippine airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines. The area is secured by fence with guard house and parking space for clients and operators.

The Control tower, on the other hand, is a 9-storey 35 meters structure that operates and control air traffic for the airport, with a two-storey operation building that houses the state-of-the-art communication equipment and the briefing room for pilots.

For better and efficient operations, and maintenance, the mechanical and electrical buildings were constructed separately. The mechanical building houses the chiller room, and water supply and pump room, while the cooling system for the whole airport is about 2,400kw, consisting of five units of chillers, each having a capacity of 600kw.

On the other hand, the entire electrical system of the airport can generate 2,500kVA supply of power, while the generator room is equipped with 4 units of 500kVA standby generator and automatically switch-on during power failure.

Other buildings and facilities in the airport include the 2-storey Administration Building, Maintenance Building, and Fire Rescue Stations state-of-the-art navigational aids which enable the airport to operate after dark, and the runway designation designed to cater to even bad weather conditions.

The Airport's environment friendly facilities include a Sewage Treatment Plant, a single storey structure considered as the final holding area of the generated domestic sewage. During the treatment process the solid waste is separated from the liquid and process into an organic material (fertilizer) for the plants, while the liquid is recycled for watering purposes. There is also a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) structure for the segregation of the solid waste collected in the airport. (PIA 6, 2007/06/12, by ES Subong)

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