The Davao International Airport (IATA code DVO, ICAO code RPMD), officially known as the Francisco Bangoy International Airport, is Mindanao’s busiest airport. Pictured in the thumbnail is the new modern-looking terminal, completed in 2003, which can handle more than a million passengers yearly.
The airport features a 3-kilometer long runway and currently serves domestic flights to Davao City for the big four (PAL, Cebu Pacific, Asian Spirit, and Air Philippines) as well as international flights to Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. It is publicly operated by the government’s Air Transportation Office.
On Google Maps, you can spot the old terminal just across the runway directly to the east. The difference is striking. Some travellers have commented that the Davao’s new terminal is even better than NAIA’s Centennial Terminal. There’s more information about the airport over at Wikipedia.
So who is Francisco Bangoy anyway? The web doesn’t provide direct answers, but careful looking seems to point out that Francisco Bangoy is the patriach of the prominent Bangoy family of Davao City.