Philippines Philippines - Mindanao General Santos International Airport

Airport Overview

General Santos City International Airport is an alternate international airport located in the city of General Santos, Philippines serving the greater area of SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII). It is the largest airport in the island of Mindanao and is officially classified an International Airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), a government bureau which is responsible for the management and operations of General Santos International Airport and all other airports in the country except regular international airports.

Magnetic Variation 000˚ E (01/06) – PCN 073FCWT – ILS – Beacon - Runway 17 (Heading 173.0) Take off distance increased to 3,352m (overrun Concrete pad 126m), Lighting HIRL / A2 / PAPI, slope -0.4˚ – Runway 35 (Heading 353.0) Take off distance increased to 3,352m (overrun concrete pad 126m), Lighting HIRL / PAPI, slope +0.4˚.

Caution: Mount Matutum (2,286m – 7,500’) 18NM N of the airport. Airport Beacon HO. RESTRICTION: VFR OPERATION ONLY, CLSD TO NORDO.

Operating hours: 2300 – 0700Z. Fuel available (Jet A1, JetA1 with icing inhibitor, NC-A1). Communications: TWR 118.1, 255.4 / RDO 6802.5, 3671 / APP 119.1, 118.2 – Navaid: Type VOR-DME, ID GSA, Name TAMBLER, Channel 092X, Freq 114.5, at  Airport, Coordinates Lat 06˚ 04’ 32.42” N Long 125˚ 05’ 31.87” E.

Airport Location and Contact
Country Philippines
Province or District South Cotabato
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Airport General Santos City (17 km)
Airport's Complete Name General Santos International Airport
Latitude 6.0580028
Longitude 125.0960333
Elevation 505 ft / 154 m
Managing Company or Airport Authority Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Management Contact Person
Open From 24 H
Open To 24 H

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Airline Company Destinations

Cebu Pacific

Cebu, Iloilo, Manila

Leading Edge

Clark, Zamboanga

Philippine Airlines


PAL Operated by PAL Express

Cebu, Iloilo

Philippine AirAsia

Cebu, Clark, Manila

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link:  4.5 Airport Companies Contact List.

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at:

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

Performance for YEAR

Per Year

Per Month

Per Day

Total Aircraft Movements

4,656 (2015)

Total Passengers

920,670 (2018)

Total Capacity of the Airport (MT)

21,003 (2015)

Current Activity of the Airport (MT)

Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS)

Number of Flights


General Santos International Airport has a single 3,227-meter lighted runway designated as runways 17/35. Made entirely of reinforced concrete and macadam, the airport's runway is the third-longest runway in the Philippines, after Runway 06/24 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport and runway 04/22 of Mactan-Cebu. International Airport respectively and it can access Airbus A380.

Runway ID # 17/35

Runway Dimensions

10587 x 148 feet

3227 x 45 meters




Concrete, paved

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