Davao Airport, known officially as Francisco Bangoy International Airport, is the main airport in Davao. The airport offers a broad selection of domestic and regional flights, although currently there are no direct flights available from the UAE. The airport handles around 3.5 million travelers every year, making it the third busiest airport in the Philippines.
Terminals at Davao Airport
Davao Airport is comprised of a single passenger terminal which is relatively new having opened up in December 2003. The new terminal building is twice the size of the previous terminal it replaced and offers a decent range of amenities for travelers. Any travelers who will need to transfer between flights at the airport don’t have to worry about a lengthy journey to transfer between terminals.
Facilities at Davao Airport
Travelers passing through Davao Airport will find a broad range of amenities available, so you’re sure to have a pleasant stay as you wait for your flight. There are a range of dining and drinking establishments at the airport serving up everything from fast food to restaurant cuisine, while you will also find plenty of travel and souvenir shops to pick up some last-minute travel basics or gifts. There are also a few airport lounges where you can wait for your flights in more luxurious surroundings.
Davao Airport Travel Information
Most travelers arriving at Davao Airport will opt for the convenience of a taxi, with plenty of taxis available just outside of the terminal building. Alternatively, if you are on a tight budget you can travel by jeepney instead which is much cheaper compared to a private taxi. You can reach the center of Davao from the airport in just 15 minutes with light traffic, although at busier times of the day it can take 30 to 40 minutes.
UAE nationals traveling to the Philippines are allowed to enter the country on a visa free basis for up to 30 days, so there’s no need to worry about getting a visa upon arrival. You can expect the weather in the region to be hot across the year with average highs of 31 to 33 degrees, while there is also frequent rainfall over the course of the year.
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* This information is correct as of May 2018