Cagayan de Oro is currently
served by Lumbia Airport. It
is the third major airport in Mindanao region. Lumbia Airport is
located on top of a hill, 183 meters (601 feet) above sea level and is
surrounded by mountain ranges. During the rainy season, flights
are usually canceled due to fog and poor visibility. The airport
does not have a tube or buses to ferry passengers. Boarding priority is given to disabledpassengers. Bring an umbrella to protect yourself
from the weather.
Lumbia was originally built as a small provincial airport. With the increase of air traffic and lack of government funding, the airport terminal has become inadequate. Last January 11, 2006, President Macapagal-Arroyo broke ground to start the construction of the new airport in Laguindingan town, approximately 30 kilometers west of Cagayan de Oro. This airport shall serve both cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. Construction is expected to be finished by 2012.
You can enter the country through 3 major
- NINOY AQUINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NAIA)
Metropolitan Manila (Philippines main airport - Luzon Region)
- CEBU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Mactan Island, Cebu (Visayas Region)
Flights to/from Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Kuala Lumpur via Kota Kinabalu
BANGOY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Davao City, (Mindanao Region)
Flights to/from Singapore and Manado
Terminal fees are collected for every
departing airport passenger. For
International passengers, the terminal fee is around 750 Pesos, cash
only. For domestic passengers, terminal fees range from 30 to 200
Pesos depending on the airport. Lumbia Airport collects only 30
Airlines. There are more daily flights to/from Cagayan de Oro
to Manila. Schedules may change without notice. Call your travel
agent or the airline office for updated schedules.
a major airport in Mindanao, security can be strict especially during
holidays (Holy week, Christmas, summer vacation). Passengers
are advised to check in earlier. Manual checking of luggage may
be required aside from the x-ray machine.
not allowed within the terminal. Filipinos
tend to have a huge send-off entourage (family, friends and even neighboors). This
can cause problems within the terminal.
Avoid making unnecessary
comments or jokes about terror acts (carrying a bomb or weapon). If
a passenger complains, you will be forced out of the plane. No
one is exempted from this rule. Several
Philippine celebrities have been stopped from boarding their plane due
to bomb jokes. This policy applies to international flights.
Fruit or food items that emit strong smells are not allowed in the plane. Place all
liquid items such as gels, toothpaste, shampoo, perfume, moisturizers
and others in a clear plastic bag (zipper bag) for easy inspection. Check
with your airline for other prohibited items. For international
flights, check the US Transportation Security Administration website
for more information regarding permitted and prohibited items.
To avoid lost or stolen luggage, always place visible name tags (name, address, mobile number and email) and unique markers (ribbons, colored tape, etc...) on your luggage to easily distinguish it from others. Most importantly know your luggage well. This will be helpful when asked to describe your luggage and its contents.