Tacloban airport - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Tacloban airport


DOTr boasts of PH airports' 'punctuality' in global poll – but poll says otherwise

Nov 19, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The 8 Philippine airports the DOTr bragged of getting a rating for punctuality are actually among the bottom 35 of almost 500 major airports worldwide

REANGLED? The Department of Transportation in a news release proudly claims that Philippine airports were awarded a star on punctuality. Rappler file photo

Yolanda survivors gather in support for Duterte's SONA 2016

Jul 26, 2016 - 12:43 PM

Yolanda survivors from different towns of Leyte show their support for President Rodrigo Duterte during his first State of the Nation Address

VIRAL: Netizens denounce high Tacloban airport transport fares

Sep 10, 2015 - 8:06 PM

Prices can reach as high as 4 times the regular fare

Jets allowed at Tacloban airport again May 6

May 06, 2015 - 8:45 PM

The restrictions on jets are lifted earlier than the May 10 deadline of runway repair completion

Tacloban Airport remains closed to jets until May 10

Apr 27, 2015 - 3:39 PM

As of April 24 only 40 meters of the more than 300 meters portion of the damaged runway surface have been paved

Tacloban airport closed to jets April 14-30 for repairs

Apr 14, 2015 - 2:55 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says it aims to complete the much delayed repairs at the airport

Chasing the Pope, parang pag-ibig lang

Jan 31, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Parang pag ibig kung para sa iyo talaga gagawa ng paraan ang tadhana para magtagpo kayo

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Bomb joke delays, diverts flights at Tacloban Airport

Jan 29, 2015 - 3:37 PM

UPDATED A person violating the Anti Bomb Joke Law may be fined not more than P40 000 or imprisoned for a maximum of 5 years

Tacloban Airport operations still restricted due to jet mishap

Jan 19, 2015 - 9:50 PM

Local carriers Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific adjust their flights anew as the airport keeps limited operations

SKIDDED JET. A view of the private plane that skidded off the runway of the Tacloban airport on January 17, 2015, as viewed on a live feed from the site. File photo Bea Cupin/Rappler

Grieving father asks Pope Francis: Why did God take my only child?

Jan 18, 2015 - 7:38 PM

It is a question not even the Pontiff could answer

Pope Francis meets father of volunteer who died after Leyte Mass

Jan 18, 2015 - 5:10 PM

UPDATED Kristel Padasas’ father is still in shock from the death of his daughter when he talks to Pope Francis

Pope Francis mourns death of Yolanda aid worker

Jan 18, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Padasas who worked with the Catholic Relief Service during the Yolanda humanitarian crisis is remembered in a moment of silence

Yolanda aid worker dies after Tacloban airport scaffolding collapses

Jan 17, 2015 - 1:58 PM

4th UPDATE Kristel Mae Padasas 27 worked with the Catholic Relief Service during Yolanda In UST Pope Francis calls for a moment of silence to pray for Padasas

Typhoon Yolanda victims shield themselves from the rain during a mass officiated by Pope Francis at the DZR airport in Tacloban City on January 17, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

FAST FACTS: Tacloban Airport

Jan 17, 2015 - 9:11 AM

Outside Manila Leyte is included in Pope Francis itinerary in his Philippine tour

STRIKE TWO. The Tacloban Airport sustained damages from both Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit). Rappler file photo

Cebu Pacific reinstates Manila-Tacloban Christmas flights

Dec 23, 2014 - 9:01 PM

Christmas eve and Christmas day flights are reinstated after Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines lifted restrictions to the Daniel Z Romualdez Airport

CHRISTMAS SURPRISE. Flights from Manila to Tacloban and vice versa are reinstated at the Tacloban city airport for Christmas Eve and Christmas day. File photo by Rappler

Palace: Leyte roads, airport ready for Pope's arrival

Dec 21, 2014 - 3:10 PM

The government is preparing for the facilities in Leyte for the Pope s visit in January

TACLOBAN AIRPORT. The Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City was severely damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013 and Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in December this year. File photo by Rappler.com

Tacloban airport 'ready' for Pope Francis

Dec 12, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says repairs at the Tacloban airport are being fast tracked for Pope Francis visit in January

VLOG: How prepared is Tacloban airport for Typhoon Ruby?

Dec 05, 2014 - 4:30 PM

With Ruby just hours away what lessons were learned from the strongest storm to hit land in 2013?

Tacloban airport staff brace for #RubyPH

Dec 05, 2014 - 1:10 PM

Tacloban airport staff still recovering from Yolanda trauma make hard decisions to keep the vital transportation hub running

Gov't to complete Tacloban airport rehab in Jan 2015

Nov 08, 2014 - 3:35 PM

The Aquino administration reports that it has finished work on 3 other airports and 14 seaports in Yolanda hit areas

Damaged Tacloban airport 'taking toll' on region

Oct 31, 2014 - 6:45 AM

A manual baggage carousel shows a damaged Tacloban Airport nearly a year after Super Typhoon Yolanda

'MANUAL' CAROUSEL. Passengers claim their luggage one by one – manually – in the damaged airport of Tacloban City. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Tacloban airport closed for repair works

Jul 09, 2014 - 11:33 AM

The airport will be closed July 9 10 affecting 19 flights

BADLY DAMAGED. What remains of the Tacloban city airport in Leyte after typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan pummeled the city. File photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

Night landing at Tacloban airport soon?

Apr 30, 2014 - 5:43 PM

Two foreign companies donate navigation equipment to the Yolanda hit airport

BADLY DAMAGED. What remains of the Tacloban city airport in Leyte after typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan pummeled the city. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

DOTC grants P43M for Tacloban airport rehab

Mar 27, 2014 - 1:39 AM

BM Marketing the company that has bagged the contract has existing projects with other other government agencies

Tacloban airport closed to private jets

Nov 13, 2013 - 5:18 PM

CAAP says only flights carrying relief goods and equipment military and commercial flights using turboprop planes will be allowed to land at the airport

CONGESTED. The wing of a private jet parked at the Tacloban airport overlaps with a turboprop aircraft of Cebu Pacific due to limited space. Photo courtesy of CAAP deputy director general John Andrews

Airports resume operations; Tacloban partially open

Nov 11, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Airports that were shut down during the onslaught of Yolanda resume operations The one in Tacloban one of the hardest hit can now accommodate small aircraft

BADLY DAMAGED. What remains of the Tacloban city airport in Leyte after typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan pummeled the city. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

8 airports reopen as CAAP assesses damage

Nov 09, 2013 - 6:49 PM

CAAP says 8 airports have resumed operations while 5 remain closed including Tacloban s which was badly hit by super typhoon Yolanda

BADLY DAMAGED. What remains of the Tacloban city airport in Leyte after typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan pummeled the city. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig