Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport, also simply known as DZR Airport, Tacloban Domestik or even Tacloban City Airport, is an airport which serves Tacloban in Leyte province, the Philippines and is, although small, the main gateway to Eastern Visayas region. The airport is the 8th busiest airport in the Philippines with over one million passengers a year.
Formerly, it was the airbase for the US Air Force during World War II. After the war ended and the airport was used for commercial flights, it was called as Tacloban Airport. The current airport's name is taken from Daniel Z. Romualdez, a resident of Leyte who became the Philippines House of Representatives speaker.
The airport was destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan on November 7-8th, 2013. Quickly, on November 11th, 2013, the airport was reopened but only for turboprop aircrafts. Since then it has been renovated and now it can handle again Airbus A320s aircrafts.
Tacloban Airport is located on the other side of the Cancabato Bay only 2 km east from the city center, but 10 km by car as you would need to go around the Bay.
There are several transport options for getting into the city: jeepneys, pedicap and taxis. A jeepney would be the the cheapest one since it costs only PHP 10 for a one-way trip downtown. A pedicap would be around PHP 50 up to 100 while a taxi to Tacloban city centre has a standard fare of PHP 250.
All prices quoted here were found in May 2016
Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport is not a large airport so there are not many flights departing here. There are only a few destinations that you can reach from Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport, most of these are operated by Philippines AirAsia. Many people take a flight to Manila and transfer to another flight there.