Laguindingan International Airport (CGY) is the second busiest airport of Mindanao, after Davao International Airport (Francisco Bangoy International Airport) serving Davao. The airport serves the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, along with the provinces of Lanao del Norte, Misamis and Bukidnon in the Northern Mindanao of Philippines. Have plans to explore Cagayan de Oro anytime soon? Start looking for cheap flights to Laguindingan International Airport.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Philippines (CAAP) has recognized the airport as the Principal Domestic Airport Class 1 CAAP is an important part of the Department of Transportation (DOT) that is responsible for safe travel assurance by implementing civil aviation policies. CAAP is responsible for ensuring economic and efficient travel. It handles all the operations at airports other than the major international ones in the country.
The airport has only one small terminal covering an area of 7184m² that has the capacity of accommodating 1.6 million passengers annually. In a day, the terminal building can handle up to 2,000 passengers. The CGY airport has one runway measuring 2100m X 45m which can easily tackle four landings and takeoffs within an hour.
The Laguindingan International Airport is the 6th busiest airport in the Philippines as of the updates in 2019 estimating 2 million passengers fly to and from the airport in a year.
The CGY Airport is located at a distance of 46 kilometers from Cagayan de Oro in Barangay Moog in Laguindingan. If you are planning to visit Iligan first, you will have to cover a distance of 57 kilometers from the airport. Not many know, but this international airport serving the Northern Mindanao has been into operations since 2013. It is a replacement for the earlier Maria Christina Airport in the Iligan City and Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro. However, the Lumbia Airport is still open as a military air base for Philippine Air Force.
As it is a small airport, not many flights fly in this route. The two major airlines in the route are domestic flights of Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines. So, if you have booked an economy or business class flight to Laguindingan International Airport from Los Angeles or any other U.S. city, you will probably be taking a connecting flight from Manila or Cebu City to CdO. There are no direct international flights to the Northern Mindanao.
You can find cheap last minute flights to Laguindingan Airport with us but you must book accommodation before reaching Cagayan de Oro airport. You can book any of the nearby hotels, there are many like Apple Tree Resort & Hotel, The Pacifico Boutique Hotel and Red Planet Cagayan de Oro.