Cesar Lim Rodriguez Airport

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Cesar Lim Rodriguez Airport

Hulugpaan sang Cesar Lim Rodriguez
Paliparang Cesar Lim Rodriguez
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorProvince of Palawan
ServesTaytay
LocationSandoval, Taytay, Palawan
Elevation AMSL24 m / 80 ft
Coordinates10°49′07″N 119°30′27″E / 10.81861°N 119.50750°E / 10.81861; 119.50750Coordinates: 10°49′07″N 119°30′27″E / 10.81861°N 119.50750°E / 10.81861; 119.50750
Map
RZP/RPSD is located in Philippines
RZP/RPSD
RZP/RPSD
Location in the Philippines
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
1,100 3,610 Concrete

Cesar Lim Rodriguez Airport[1] (Filipino: Paliparang Cesar Lim Rodriguez; Hiligaynon: Hulugpaan sang Cesar Lim Rodriguez; IATA: RZP, ICAO: RPSD), commonly known as Taytay Airport,[2][a] is an airport serving the general area of Taytay, located in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. The facility was named after Taytay native Cesar Lim Rodriguez, a former judge[5] who donated part of his property for the airport.

The airport is owned by the province of Palawan.[4] Recent interest in improving the infrastructure in this airport is due to its strategic location in the northern part of the Palawan mainland: the renowned beach resorts of the area (including El Nido and Apulit Island) and the historic town of Taytay are only 30 to 40 kilometers by road from the airport.[3] In comparison, the only other airport capable of handling large aircraft is located in the provincial capital of Puerto Princesa, approximately 230 kilometers to the south.[1]

In 2013, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) approved a 48.2-million budget for the airport's improvement, consisting of the concreting of a runway 1,100 meters long and 18 meters wide.[1]

In February 2016, the Palawan Provincial Board approved a resolution to permit the semi-privatization of the airport through a public–private partnership (PPP).[3] The DOTC allotted 8.8 million for the airport's development for the year 2016.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Juan Puerto Princesa

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The airport is also known as Sandoval Airport[3] (named after the barangay where it is located) and Taytay–Sandoval Airport.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mendoza, Victoria Asuncion S. (March 18, 2013). "DOTC approves P103.4M development of northern Palawan airports". Philippine Information Agency - MIMAROPA (IV-B). Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "DOTC allots P9.1B to build, upgrade 31 airports in 2016". Civil Aeronautics Board. October 13, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Santos, Catherine (February 27, 2016). "SP pushes Public-Private Partnership for Sandoval Airport construction". Palawan News. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Taytay airport rehab now possible". Philippine Information Agency. January 26, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  5. ^ Alvarez, Franz E. (July 25, 2013). "House Bill No. 1896 - Explanatory Note" (PDF). Retrieved April 28, 2017.