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Puerto Princesa City Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Puerto Princesa Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

When the airport opens at 4am, you can enter the complex, but can’t enter the actual building until 4:30am – a traveller

PPS Airport Overview

puerto princesa airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Puerto Princesa International Airport.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Puerto Princesa Airport (code: PPS) opened in 2017 and serves domestic flights and a few international destinations. There are shops and eateries, but we don’t have additional details.

Where to Sleep

The airport closes at night, but a small restaurant across the street may stay open overnight.  For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Puerto Princesa Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Canvas Boutique Hotel– (3 minutes from the airport) Fee airport transfers. » Check Rates
  • Fersal Hotel – Puerto Princesa– (3 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available or take a trike ride. » Check Rates
  • Casa Linda Inn & Restaurant– (3 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Puerto Princesa Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • PAGSS Lounge – Location: Landside, 2nd Floor.  Lounge Access:  Pay at the door  •  Lounge membership programs.


  • Philippine Airlines Lounge – Lounge Access: PhilAir elite frequent flyers and business/first class customers.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Puerto Princesa Airport.  Connect to the “Free Google Station” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Food & Drinks – A reader tells us the airport has “a few small food shops with sandwiches, coffee, and other hot food. These include Mrs. T Cafe, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Savouramos Gastronomix, and Famous Belgian Waffles. All the restaurants open at 5:30am (or earlier).  (January 2020)

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Mobile charging stations can be found airside, near the boarding gates.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport closes at night after the last flight at approx 1:00AM and reopens at 4:30AM.


Puerto Princesa City airport is served by the following airlines: Air Juan • AirSWIFT • Cebu Pacific • Eastar Jet • Philippine Airlines • Royal Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Motor-tricycles are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2020-06-17

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.