Sanga-Sanga Airport

Sanga-Sanga Airport (Filipino: Paliparan ng Sanga-Sanga) (IATA: TWT, ICAO: RPMN), also known as Tawi-Tawi Airport, is an airport serving the general area of Bongao, the capital of the province of Tawi-Tawi in the Philippines. The airport is classified as a Class 2 principal (minor domestic) airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, a body of the Department of Transportation and Communications that is responsible for the operations of not only this airport but also of all other airports in the Philippines except the major international airports. It is not an international airport, contrary to its classification by the Tawi-Tawi provincial government. It is located on Sanga-Sanga Island. The airport was referenced by IATA with the code SGS until the end of 2011. In 2005, the runway was extended to 1,930 meters through partnerships between the DOTC, the CAAP, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the regional government of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and the Tawi-Tawi provincial government. In addition, the runway will be widened to 30 meters. Along with the expansion of Jolo Airport in Sulu, the expansion of the runway is set to be completed by August 2009. The new runway was inaugurated on August 17, 2009 by Ambassador Kristie Kenney and local officials. In 2015, the Department of Transportation and Communications(DOTC) allotted P248 million to jumpstart the renovation of the Sanga-Sanga airport and additional P10 million for the fencing requirement expenses of Cagayan de Sulu Airport in the municipality of Mapun, Tawi-tawi. DOTC has also scheduled to release another P577 million by January 2016 to finance the further improvement and development of Sanga-sanga airport.

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Tawitawi Island (also spelled Tawi Tawi or Tawi-Tawi) is a Philippine island in the Sulu Archipelago between the Sulu Sea and Celebes Sea, about 64 kilometres (40 mi) east of Borneo. It is the main island of Tawi-Tawi Province. Tawitawi has an area of 580.5 square kilometres (224.1 sq mi), making it the 20th largest island of the Philippines, and the 3rd largest island in the Sulu Archipelago (after Basilan and Jolo). It has a shoreline length of 152.2 kilometres (94.6 mi), and a maximum elevation of 549 metres (1,801 ft). Tawitawi Island is of volcanic origin and irregular in shape, about 55 kilometres (34 mi) long and between 10 to 23 kilometres (6.2 to 14.3 mi) wide. It is hilly and heavily wooded, with splashes of white sandy beaches and rock-bound coasts. The island is subdivided into 4 municipalities (Bongao, Languyan, Panglima Sugala, and Tandubas). The inhabitants are mostly Sama people, speaking Sama–Bajaw languages and of Muslim conviction.

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LCCs operating in Bongao

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Direct flights from Bongao

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  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)