This is just kind of a flashback of my local trips as my entry for Tuesday Travels.
Last year, I and M were invited to attend for the wedding ceremony of one of our close friends and my housemate in Bacolod City. You can hover here, Ate Hazel’s Wedding, for more information about the ceremony. So a day prior to the event, we rushed to Bacolod City via Cebu Pacific Air. It only took us less than an hour travel from Mactan-Cebu International Airport to the New Bacolod-Silay Airport, Negros Occidental, shown in the image below.
It was my very first time to visit Bacolod City, the reason, perhaps, why I really posed in the middle of the landing area of the planes.
After taking off from the plane, we didn’t have had a chance to go inside the airport terminal. We were directed to use the small catwalk beside the building going to the taxi and parking area.
Here’s a brief information about New Bacolod-Silay Airport, Negros Occidental from WikiPedia.
Bacolod-Silay International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Bacolod-Silay, Hiligaynon: Pangkalibutan nga Hulugpaan sang Bacolod-Silay) (IATA: BCD, ICAO: RPVB) is the main airport serving the general area of Bacolod City, the capital city of Negros Occidental in the Philippines. This airport replaced the Bacolod City Domestic Airport, located in Bacolod City proper, in 2007. The Bacolod-Silay International Airport inherited its IATA and ICAO airport codes from the former.
The airport is located fifteen kilometers northeast of Bacolod City on a 181-hectare site in Barangay Bagtic, Silay City. The airport, which is built to handle international traffic, is expected to become the primary gateway to Negros Island, and one of the three international airports envisioned to serve the Western Visayas region, alongside Kalibo International Airport and the New Iloilo Airport.
The Bacolod-Silay International Airport is designated as an International Airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, a body of the Department of Transportation and Communications that is responsible for the operations of not only this airport but also of all other airports in the Philippines except the major international airports.