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Puerto Princesa International Airport

Getting to Palawan by Plane

Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS) is the main gateway to Palawan, the westernmost province in the Philippines. The airport is helpfully located just 2 km east of the centre of the city it takes its name from. It services flights from local airlines like Cebu Pacific, Philippines Airlines and AirAsia, with arrivals mostly from Cebu and Manila.

Originally built by prisoners of war during the Japanese occupation of the island in World War II, it used to use crushed coral to illuminate the runway for night landings! Fortunately, there’s been a lot of modernisation since then. Puerto Princesa Airport opened as a domestic airport in the ‘80s and underwent a full renovation in 2017, adding a brand new terminal and extending the runway.

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Puerto Princesa Airport highlights

The upgraded version of Puerto Princesa Airport has everything needed for a comfortable arrival and departure from this increasingly popular destination. With ample air-conditioned lounges (including smoking rooms), food and drinks outlets, free high-speed Wi-Fi and souvenirs shops, this provincial airport is becoming one of the most liked airports in the Philippines.

Puerto Princesa Airport transfer services

You don’t need to worry too much about arranging transport from Puerto Princesa International Airport to your hotel as there’s a good choice of transfer services available. You’ll find tricycles, Jeepneys, taxis (from standard to luxurious), minivans, buses and car rental agencies in the Arrivals area.

Taxi charges at Puerto Princesa Airport are similar to Manila’s: 40 pesos on flag fall, then 17.50 pesos per km. Ride hail services like Grab are also available in Puerto Princesa. Even if you’re travelling on a budget, when you stay in downtown Puerto Princesa, you easily can afford a taxi to get to your hotel, especially with the distance being so short.

Great hotel near Puerto Princesa Airport

The Lotus Garden Suites

Lotus Garden is a tropical garden setting boutique hotel of 10 rooms located along the main strip on Rizal Ave.We offer king-size canopy beds and romantic touches all through the room.Open-air bathrooms mean that only two-thirds is covered by roof (over the toilet and sink, with security bar grid over the rest) so the shower is open to the sky!and allows for a beautifully lush garden INSIDE the private bathroom!!We are particular about decorative pieces and attention to detail and the lotus flowers bloom in the ponds ..hence the name: Lotus Garden.We offer 10 rooms, each is unique and personally decorated. Read More...

Puerto Princesa International Airport

  • Location: Rizal Avenue, Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa, 5300 Palawan, Philippines
  • Tel: +63 (0)48 433 4965
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