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
Province or DistrictSouth Cotabato
Nearest Town or City with Distance from AirportGeneral Santos City (17 km)
Airport's Complete NameGeneral Santos International Airport
Elevation505 ft / 154 m
Managing Company or Airport AuthorityCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Management Contact Person
Open From24 H
Open To24 H

Airport Picture 


Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Airline CompanyDestinations

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

Helicopter Pad(s)

Helipad #1


Yes / No

Largest Helicopter that can Land

Width and Length (m)


Airport Infrastructure Details


Yes / No

JET A-1 fuel

Yes / No



Terminal Building

Single Point Refueling

Passenger Terminal

Air Starter Units

Cargo terminal

Ground Power (mobile)

Pax Transport to Airfield

Ground Handling Services

Control Tower

Latrine Servicing

Weather Facilities

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Catering Services

De-icing Equipment

Base Operating Room

Parking Ramp Lighting

Airport Radar

Approach & Runway Lights




Airport Operating Details

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)

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

Yes / No

Max Capacity (MT)

Max Height (m)

Loading Ramps

Yes / No

Other Comments

Customs Guidance

For more information on customs in the Philippines, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information. 

Storage Facilities


Airfield Costs

Navigation Charges


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 - $


Handling Charges

Fuel Service Charges

Price per Litre USD - $

Jet A-1


Cargo Terminal Charges

Import Charges

Type of Charge

Rate USD - $ per kg


Handling Charge

Break Bulk Fee

Diplomatic Mail

Strong Room – per consignment

Cold Storage Fee

Delivery Outside Normal Working Hours

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt

Storage per Day


Handling Charges – Un-palletized Cargo

International Air Waybill

Local Air Waybill

Air Way Bill Amendment - Cancellation

Air Way Bill Documentation

Diplomatic Mail

Storage Charges per Day

Air-Bridge Charges