Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS) acts as both a domestic and international airport.
It serves the City of Puerto Princessa and the surrounding area.
The airport serves approximately 1.8 million passengers a year.
The airport is practically in the city center located just 2.5 kilometers from the center of the city … … or approximately 5 minutes with light traffic.
This airport is located approximately 2.6 km (1.6 miles) from downtown Puerto Princesa. It takes approximately 5 minutes from downtown Puerto Princesa to get to this airport with light traffic.
There is a single entrance to Puerto Princesa International Airport making access easy.
Use the following link to determine how to get from your current location to this airport or from this airport to your destination.
See the Transportation to/from this Airport section below for available modes of transport.
AIRLINES & DESTINATIONS
Around 20 flights are operating daily to and from the following destinations:
- Philippine Airlines (PAL) – Manila, Clark, Taipei-Taoyuan
- PAL Express – Manila, Cebu
- Cebu Pacific – Manila, Cebu, Iloilo
- AirAsia – Manila, Cebu, Davao
- Air Juan – Busuanga, Cuyo
When you arrive at Puerto Princesa International Airport you will either exit the plane onto the tarmac and walk to the terminal, or deplane onto the tarmac and take a bus to the terminal, or deplane using a skywalk directly into the airport terminal.
Once in the terminal, you will walk a short distance to the baggage claim area to retrieve any bags you may have checked.
After claiming your checked luggage you may exit the terminal directly to the passenger loading zone where you can choose a form of transportation to take you to your destination.
See the Transportation to/from this Airport section below for available modes of transport to/from this airport.
When you arrive at the departure side of this airport, there will be an area to unload your luggage directly outside the Departure Entrance of the terminal.
You must have a valid ticket to enter the terminal. You and your luggage will need to pass through the security checkpoint to enter the terminal.
Once you pass through the security checkpoint at the entrance of the terminal, you will be in the Check-In area where you may begin the check-in process, check your luggage, and obtain your boarding pass.
After checking your luggage and obtaining your boarding pass, you may need to pay a terminal fee if it is not included in the cost of your plane ticket. You must do this BEFORE you can pass through the next security checkpoint to enter the Passenger Waiting area.
The security checkpoint to enter the Passenger Waiting area tends to be more strict and usually requires removing your belt, shoes, hat, all items in your pockets and on your body, as well as large electronics such as tablets and laptops from your bags BEFORE passing through the security checkpoint.
Planes are boarded via a skywalk or from the tarmac. Depending on the distance of your plane from the terminal, you will either walk to the plane on the tarmac, or a bus will take you to your plane which you will then board from the tarmac.
The first flight that departs from this airport at 7:10 AM.
The last flight that departs from this airport at 8:05 PM.
FACILITIES & SERVICES
Assisted Travel Through Terminal
Wheelchairs are available upon request. If you require one, you should inform your airline or travel agent when making a flight booking that you need assistance at this airport, since getting help from the curbside to check-in counters or with the collection of bags is not available unless agreed to in advance with your airline.
Porters are available but usually require tipping them.
There is ATM at this airport.
There are several car rental agencies at this airport. All are located near the baggage claim area.
There are 2 cellular service providers at this airport: 1) Smart, and 2) Globe. Both service providers are located inside this airport on the departure side of the terminal, and outside this airport on the arrivals side of the terminal.
Concessionaires at this airport include:
- Duty-Free Shop at the Arrival Area
- Souvenir Shops at the Pre-Departure Area
Most concessionaires open at 6:00 AM and close at MIDNIGHT.
A Duty-Free shop is located at the arrival area, on the right side, just after you step-out from the baggage claim area. It usually opens at 6:00 AM and closees at MIDNIGHT.
Food & Drink
There are several stores, restaurants, and cafes available to purchase food & drinks at this airport. Most open at 6:00 AM and close at MIDNIGHT.
Lost & Found
Lost property services section are NOT available. You can contact the airport management: +63-48-433-4965.
Several lounges are available at this airport. It is located in the Passenger Waiting area of the terminal. There is a cost to access the lounge.
Luggage carts are available for use at no cost.
Luggage Storage & Lockers
Luggage Storage & Lockers are NOT available at the airport.
Charging stations are available at this airport.
Foreign money exchange services are NOT available at this airport.
Parking is available at this airport.
There is no prayer room available at this airport.
Showers are NOT available at this airport.
Sleeping pods are NOT available at this airport.
There are designated smoking areas in this airport as well as areas outside the terminal.
FREE WiFi is available at this airport.
On departing flights you may be charged a terminal fee of either 200 pesos for domestic flights or 700 pesos for international flights if this fee was not included in the cost of your plane ticket. The fee is payable upon entering the departures hall, after check-in and baggage drop-off, before passing through the security checkpoint.
The travel tax is a levy imposed by the Philippine Government on the individuals (citizens of the Philippines, permanent residents aliens, and non-resident aliens who have stayed in the Philippines for more than one year) who are leaving the country irrespective of the place where the air ticket is issued and the form or place of payment. Tax rates are listed below.
Park & Fly
A Park & Fly facility is NOT available at this airport.
Information not available.
Electronic products that are brought into the country by passengers are subject to tax and duties.
BEST NO-FEE INTERNATIONAL DEBIT & CREDIT CARDS
TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE AIRPORT
Bus services are NOT available at this airport.
Car for Hire
Arrangements need to be made with a driver prior to your arrival or departure.
There are several car rental agencies at this airport from which you can rent a car.
Jeepneys are NOT available at this airport.
Ride-Sharing is NOT available to/from this airport.
Many of the hotels and resorts offer a van shuttle service. Some are FREE … others involve a cost.
Taxis are readily available at this airport. Most taxi drivers offer a fixed rate (negotiable) but you can also insist on using the meter. As of this July 2019 update, the ride to the city centre costs approximately 350-400 PHP.
READ MORE: Taxi Tips for the Philippines
HOTELS NEAR AIRPORT
If sleeping in the airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
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POPULAR DESTINATIONS FROM THIS AIRPORT
The list of prohibited items has been expanded to include all liquid substances such as beverages, lotion, shampoo, toothpaste, gels, astringents, and other items of similar consistency. These items shall be placed in the check-in luggage and shall be confiscated if found at the final screening point.
Subject to usual inspection but are not covered by these restrictions are baby formula, breast milk or juice for a baby or small child who is traveling, prescription medicine under the passenger’s name, insulin, and other non-prescription medicines and airline crew groom kits.
For other special arrangements please coordinate with your Airline Company.
- You can NOT enter the terminal without a valid plane ticket.
- If you do not arrive at least 1 hour BEFORE your flight, you may not be allowed to enter the terminal.
- It is possible that you could be kept waiting outside a terminal for a delayed plane. Outside but under cover that is. Airport officials sometimes do not allow anyone in the terminal until 2 hours before departure.
- Don’t wait until the last minute to go to the airport. It can take time to catch a taxi (30+ minutes). There are often long lines to get into this airport, at the check-in counters, security, and customs. Expect the worst and arrive several hours BEFORE your departure time.
- Always have 1,000 pesos handy to pay the terminal fee should you have to.
Frequently Asked Questions
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