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.
Operator: Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (International Airport) - (in 2008 – Pax 302,887, Cargo 8,943 MT, Movement 2,348) – 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|
|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|
GES - RPMR
|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|
Philippines – UTC + 8
Province / District
South Cotabato, Mindanao
General Santos International Airport, Tambler Airport
IATA & ICAO codes
GES - RPMR
Town or City (closest)
Barangay Fatima and Barangay Tambler, General Santos City
GOOD however to be confirmed before landing
NGO / UN (on ground)
Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No)
3,227 m x 45 m
Ground Handling (Yes / No)
Runway Lighting (Yes / No)
Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)
Air Traffic Control (Yes / No)
Windsock (Yes / No)
Weather Information (Yes / No)
Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No)
Navigation Aids (Yes / No)
Perimeter fencing (Yes / No)
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
Cebu, Iloilo, Manila
PAL Operated by PAL Express
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: http://www.azfreight.com/
Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator
Performance for YEAR
Total Aircraft Movements
Total Capacity of the Airport (MT)
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
10587 x 148 feet
3227 x 45 meters
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Yes / No
Largest Helicopter that can Land
Width and Length (m)
Airport Infrastructure Details
Yes / No
JET A-1 fuel
Yes / No
Single Point Refueling
Air Starter Units
Ground Power (mobile)
Pax Transport to Airfield
Ground Handling Services
Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)
Base Operating Room
Parking Ramp Lighting
Approach & Runway Lights
Airport Operating Details
Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo
Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet
Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²)
Storage Area (m3 and MT)
Elevators / Hi Loaders
Yes / No
Max Capacity (MT)
Max Height (m)
Yes / No
For more information on customs in the Philippines, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.
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Aircraft Weight - MTOW (kg)
0 - 7,000
7,001 - 136,000
136,001 and over
Navigation (per journey) USD - $
Landing USD - $
Night Landing USD - $
Night Take-Off USD - $
FUEL SERVICES CHARGES
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Price per Litre USD - $
CARGO TERMINAL CHARGES
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Type of Charge
Rate USD - $ per kg
Break Bulk Fee
Strong Room – per consignment
Cold Storage Fee
Delivery Outside Normal Working Hours
Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt
Storage per Day
Grace period (Hours)?
Handling Charges – Un-palletized Cargo
International Air Waybill
Local Air Waybill
Air Way Bill Amendment - Cancellation
Air Way Bill Documentation
Storage Charges per Day
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