Zamboanga International Airport - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Zamboanga International Airport


Army engineer brigade sets up coronavirus facility in Zamboanga City

Apr 02, 2020 - 9:54 PM

Zamboanga City stakeholders are working together in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease

Zamboanga International Airport runway closed temporarily due to stalled plane

Apr 23, 2018 - 10:11 AM

The stalling of the aircraft due to a steering fault leads to a temporary closure of the Zamboanga International Airport runway, delaying a number of flights

A Cebu Pacific plane stops on the runway of the Zamboanga International Airport. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Zamboanga's airport to be transferred in 4-5 years

Mar 05, 2018 - 4:05 PM

The new airport will be located 17 kilometers away from the city proper at the project site in Barangay Mercedes, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

OLD AIRPORT. For decades, Zamboanga's old airport has been lobbied for transfer due to its proximity to the city's commercial district. The current airport also lacks modern facilities such as jet bridges. Photo by Mick Basa / Rappler

Decades-old Zamboanga airport transfer study makes progress

Feb 27, 2018 - 7:38 AM

Local officials here have long wanted to move the Zamboanga International Airport due to its proximity to the city center

TOO NEAR. The Zamboanga International Airport's proximity to the city's main district makes local planning a challenge, thus the local government has been lobbying to transport the facility away from the bustling center. Mick Basa / Rappler

After 4 years, toilet project remains unfinished at Zamboanga airport

May 27, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Delays in the implementation of the project are being blamed on the complicated procurement process

UNFINISHED. The toilets at the Zamboanga airport remain unfinished. Photo courtesy of CAAP

Suspect in 2010 Zamboanga airport bombing surrenders

Mar 31, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Addong Salapuddin says he ended a 5 year run from police due to constant attacks of conscience

FOR BOOKING. Addong Salapuddin is escorted by agents after undergoing booking procedures at the NBI headquarters in Manila on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler)

Heavy security at reopened Zambo airport

Sep 19, 2013 - 8:43 AM

UPDATED Cebu Pacific flight 5J849 from Manila arrived at the airport at 10:06 am the first ever commercial flight to land there since its closure 10 days ago

AIRPORT SECURITY. Philippine soldiers man a check point along a road leading to the Zamboanga International Airport on the eve of its reopening, September 18, 2013. AFP/Ted Aljibe