Cotabato Airport

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Cotabato Airport

Landing nu Kutawatu
Cotabato Airport.jpg
Cotabato Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Serves Cotabato City, Cotabato Province, Sultan Kudarat, Lanao Del Sur and Maguindanao
Location Brgy. Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao
Elevation AMSL 183 ft / 56 m
Coordinates 07°09′55″N 124°12′35″E / 7.16528°N 124.20972°E / 7.16528; 124.20972Coordinates: 07°09′55″N 124°12′35″E / 7.16528°N 124.20972°E / 7.16528; 124.20972
CBO/RPMC is located in Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 1,900 6,234 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers 299,861[1] Increase 3.54%
Aircraft movements (2017) 2,656 Increase 14.53%
Metric tonnes of cargo (2017) 1,934.41 Decrease -6.15%

Cotabato Airport (Maguindanao: Landing nu Kutawatu) (IATA: CBO, ICAO: RPMC) also known as Awang Airport is an airport serving the general area of Cotabato City, North Cotabato and Maguindanao, located in the province of Maguindanao in the Philippines. It is classified as a Class 1 principal (major domestic) airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, a body of the Department of Transportation and Communications that is responsible for the operations of all airports in the Philippines except the major international airports.

The airport is the twentieth busiest airport in the Philippines.[3] The airport is generally used by the people of Cotabato City.

Airlines and destinations

RP 2959 an Airbus 320 of Philippine Airlines landed on Cotabato Airport
Airlines Destinations
Cebu Pacific Manila
Cebu Pacific
operated by Cebgo
Cebu, Zamboanga
Philippine Airlines
operated by PAL Express


Data from Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

Passenger movements

Year Domestic Passengers Change
2003 46,409 Steady
2004 63,902 Increase 27.37%
2005 86,920 Increase 26.48%
2006 125,539 Increase 30.76%
2007 127,198 Increase 1.3%
2008 104,535 Decrease 17.82%
2009 199,133 Increase 47.5%
2010 219,104 Increase 9.11%
2011 122,525 Decrease 44.07%
2012 246,409 Increase 50.27%
2013 239,625 Decrease 2.75%
2014 232,742 Decrease 2.87%
2015 241,642 Increase 3.68%
2016 258,529 Increase 6.5%
2017 289,229 Increase 10.61%
2018 299,861 Increase 3.54%

Future plans

Night flights

According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), airports in the city of Cotabato is now undergoing rehabilitation and expansion.

The repairs include the widening of the breath of the runway and the upgrade of terminal facilities for night-flight capabilities.[4]

International airport

An International Airport is proposed to be built to Barangay Tamontaka, Cotabato City, while the existing domestic airport will serve as a Military Air Base. As of now, construction is anticipated in June 2019.[5][6][7]

See also


  1. ^ "Zamboanga International Airport Air Service Development Program". CAAP. 26 February 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Philippine Aircraft, Passenger and Cargo Statistics 2016". February 1, 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
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  4. ^ "Regional airports soon to accommodate night time flights".
  5. ^ "New airport, seaport to rise in Cotabato City". Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  6. ^ "Chinese firm eyes modern airport, seaport in Cotabato". Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  7. ^ "Construction of P176-B Cotabato airport, seaport to start in June". Retrieved 2019-04-11.

External links

  • World Aero Data - Cotabato Airport (CBO) Details

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