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.

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
CountryPhilippines
Province or DistrictSouth Cotabato
Nearest Town or City with Distance from AirportGeneral Santos City (17 km)
Airport's Complete NameGeneral Santos International Airport
Latitude6.0580028
Longitude125.0960333
Elevation505 ft / 154 m
IATA CodeGES
ICAO CodeRPMR
Managing Company or Airport AuthorityCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Management Contact Person
Open From24 H
Open To24 H



Airport Details

Country

Philippines – UTC + 8

Latitude

6.0580028

Province / District

South Cotabato, Mindanao

Longitude

125.09603333333332

Airport Name

General Santos International Airport, Tambler Airport

Elevation (ft)

505

IATA & ICAO codes

GES - RPMR

Surface

Concrete

Town or City (closest)

Barangay Fatima and Barangay Tambler, General Santos City

Runway Condition

GOOD however to be confirmed before landing

NGO / UN (on ground)

n/a

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No)

n/a

Runway Dimension

3,227 m x 45 m

Ground Handling (Yes / No)

n/a

Refueling Capacity

n/a

Runway Lighting (Yes / No)

Yes

Runway Heading

n/a

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

n/a

Air Traffic Control (Yes / No)

n/a

Windsock (Yes / No)

n/a

Weather Information (Yes / No)

n/a

Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No)

n/a

Navigation Aids (Yes / No)

n/a

Perimeter fencing (Yes / No)

n/a


Airport Picture 


 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Airline CompanyDestinations

Cebu Pacific

Cebu, Iloilo, Manila

Leading Edge

Clark, Zamboanga

Philippine Airlines

Manila

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: http://www.azfreight.com/

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




Runways

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

Orientation

17/35

Surface

Concrete, paved


Helicopter Pad(s)

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Helipad #1

Present

Yes / No

Largest Helicopter that can Land


Width and Length (m)


Surface



Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

Yes / No

JET A-1 fuel

Yes / No

Immigration


AVGAS 100


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


NDB


VOR


ILS




Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo

INSERT INFORMATION

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

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Airfield Costs

NAVIGATION CHARGES

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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 - $




Parking




Handling Charges




FUEL SERVICES CHARGES

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Price per Litre USD - $

Jet A-1


Avgas


CARGO TERMINAL CHARGES

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Import Charges

Type of Charge

Rate USD - $ per kg

Comments

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


Grace period (Hours)?

Export

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

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Security

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