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Encyclopedia > Subic Bay International Airport
Subic Bay International Airport
Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Look ng Subic
IATA: SFS - ICAO: RPLB
Summary
Airport type public
Operator Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)
Serves Olongapo City
Elevation AMSL 64 ft (19 m)
Coordinates 14°47′40.02″N, 120°16′16.91″E
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07L/25R 9,003 2,728 Asphalt

Subic Bay International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Look ng Subic) or SBIA (IATA: SFSICAO: RPLB) serves as a secondary airport and a main diversion airport of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. It is also the airport serving the immediate area of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and the general area of Olongapo City in the Philippines. This airport used to be the Naval Air Station Cubi Point of the United States Navy. Its airport terminal has 2 gates. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x681, 115 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO airport code (IPA pronunciation: ) is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is the operating and implementing arm of the Government of the Philippines for the development the 262 square mile (670 square kilometer) area of Subic Bay Freeport (SBF) or what was the former US Naval facility in Subic Bay into a self-sustaining tourism... Downtown Olongapo Olongapo City is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Runway 13R/31L of El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO airport code (IPA pronunciation: ) is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Ninoy Aquino) or NAIA (IATA: MNL, ICAO: RPLL) is the international airport that serves Manila, in the Philippines, and its surrounding metropolitan area. ... Subic Bay Freeport (SBF) is located southwest of the Luzon Island in the Philippines. ... Downtown Olongapo Olongapo City is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... U.S. Naval Air Station Cubi Point was a United States Navy facility located at the edge of Naval Base Subic Bay and abutting the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines. ... USN redirects here. ...

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History

In 1950, Admiral Arthur W. Radford, Commander-in-chief of the Pacific US Fleet, envisioned an army base in the Western Pacific to enhance Seventh Fleet capabilities. In 1951, construction started on the Subic Bay Naval Base. In 1952, Admiral Radford made his first landing at Cubi Point. In 1991, Mount Pinatubo exploded, burying Cubi Point into 18-36 inches of ash. Despite this, the American government wanted to keep the Subic Naval Base and signed a treaty with the Philippine government. The treaty was not ratified, however, failing by a slim margin in the Philippine Senate. Attempts to negoiate a new treaty was soon abandoned and the Americans were told to withdraw within a year. They left in November 1992 turning over the base with its airport to the Philippine government. The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, or SBMA, was created to manage the facility under Republic Act No. 7227. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Arthur William Radford (February 27, 1896 – August 17, 1973) was an U.S. Navy Admiral, Commander-in-Chief of the United States Pacific Command and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. ... Subic Bay is a bay on the west coast of the island of Luzon in the Philippines, about 100km northwest of Manila Bay. ... Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, at the intersection of the borders of the provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial unit of length. ... Ash plume from Mt Cleveland, a stratovolcano Diamond Head, a well-known backdrop to Waikiki in Hawaii, is an ash cone that solidified into tuff Volcanic ash consists of very fine rock and mineral particles less than 2 mm in diameter that are ejected from a volcanic vent. ... The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is the operating and implementing arm of the Government of the Philippines for the development the 262 square mile (670 square kilometer) area of Subic Bay Freeport (SBF) or what was the former US Naval facility in Subic Bay into a self-sustaining tourism... Republic Acts are laws in the Philippines, created by the Congress and signed by the president. ...


Twenty days after the leaving of the Americans, the airport ushered in its first commercial flight from Taiwan via Makung. In February 1993, NAS Cubi Point was converted to Cubi Point International Airport, a few months later, it was renamed Subic Bay International Airport. To herald its designation as an international airport, President Fidel V. Ramos chose to arrive from an official visit to the United States using the airport. This flight also proved the capabilities of the airport as the President arrived aboard the delivery flight of Philippine Airlines's first Boeing 747-400. Construction of the present terminal commenced in 1993, with the new terminal being inaugurated in 1996. In 1997, SBIA topped the 100,000th passenger count. In 2006, there is limited, regularly scheduled commericial flights from Subic. A Boeing 747-400 of Virgin Atlantic Airways An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... February is the second month of the calendar year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... An International airport is an airport where flights from other countries land and/or take off. ... The President of the Philippines is the head of state and government of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Fidel Valdez Ramos (born March 18, 1928) was the 12th President of the Philippines. ... Philippine Airlines is the national airline of the Philippines. ... Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 747-400 Tinker Belle taxiing to the take off point at London Heathrow Airport The Boeing 747-400 is at present the only model of the Boeing 747 in production and will remain the largest commercial airliner in service until the introduction of the Airbus A380. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Airport Facilities

Subic Bay International Airport boasts of modern facilities, which include the following:

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Incidents and accidents

On December 13, 1995, SBIA became the main diversion airport when the Ninoy Aquino International Airport had a problem with its runway. On that day, it served 1,674 passengers from various international airlines while serving 212 passengers from various local airlines. December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Ninoy Aquino) or NAIA (IATA: MNL, ICAO: RPLL) is the international airport that serves Manila, in the Philippines, and its surrounding metropolitan area. ...


Airlines

Far Eastern Air Transport is based in Sungshan Domestic Airport, Taipei City, R.O.C.. The airline carrier serves Taiwanese residents. ...

Cargo airlines

The airport was a hub of Federal Express, they have recently signed an extension of lease in Subic Bay International Airport through 2010. The company signed an agreement to reserve space for use as a potential hub with Diosdado Macapagal International Airport. The reason for the move would be the company's decision to use the Airbus A380, an aircraft that SBIA cannot support. However, FedEx recently cancelled their order of A380 due to delays in delivery. They are also exploring Baiyun Airport in China as a potential hub.[1] FedEx Express is the worlds largest cargo airline based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. It is a subsidiary of the FedEx Corporation and delivers packages and freight to 220 countries each day. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... See Also: Corporate Air, a cargo airline based in Billings, Montana, USA. Corporate Air is an airline based in Manila, Philippines. ... The Federal Express was a passenger train operated on the Poughkeepsie Bridge Route. ... Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Diosdado Macapagal) (DMIA), also called Clark International Airport (IATA: CRK, ICAO: RPLC), is the main airport serving the immediate vicinity of the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) and the general area of Angeles City in the Philippines. ... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, four-engined airliner manufactured by EADS (Airbus S.A.S.) It first flew on 27 April 2005 from Toulouse in France. ... FedEx (NYSE: FDX), properly FedEx Corporation, is a courier company offering overnight courier, ground, heavy freight, document copying and logistics services. ...


Former airlines

Cebu Pacific Air is a low-cost airline based in Pasay City, Manila, the Philippines. ... Hong Kong Airlines Limited (香港航空有限公司), the new name of CR Airways Ltd (中富航空) is a Hong Kong-based airline. ... Mandarin Airlines (華信航空; pinyin: Huáxìn Hángkōng) is a regional and domestic airline based in Taipei in Taiwan and is a subsidiary of China Airlines. ... Philippine Airlines is the national airline of the Philippines. ... South East Asian Airlines or SEAIR is an airline based in the Philippines and is committed to serve remote destinations throughout the Philippines. ...

Events

Subic Bay International Airport hosted a number of wide-bodied aircraft during the seventh APEC Summit in 1996. They include a chartered Royal Brunei Airlines Airbus A340-200, a Japan Air Self-Defense Force Boeing 747-400, and Air Force One, a Boeing 747-200, among others. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a group of Pacific Rim countries that meet with the purpose of improving economic and political ties. ... Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 767-300 Royal Brunei is the international airline of the Sultanate of Brunei. ... The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engined widebody commercial passenger airplane manufactured by EADS (Airbus S.A.S.). It is similar in design to the two-engined A330. ... The Japan Air Self-Defense Force ), or JASDF, is the aviation branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces responsible for the defense of Japanese airspace and other aerospace operations. ... Air Force One is the air traffic control call sign of any U.S. Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. ... The Boeing 747, commonly called a Jumbo Jet, is among the most recognizable jet airliners and is the largest passenger airliner in service. ...


External links

  • SBMA Official Web Site: Subic Bay International Airport
  • Subic Bay International Airport

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