A friend and I checked out the intertidal zone in front of the airport runway. You see, Puerto Princesa airport’s runway juts out into the Sulu Sea.
We were standing in the circle below.
PAL’s unreliable website
I was going to identify the flight but the airline’s website didn’t help. The plane landed at about 0740 this morning but PAL’s website contained this information.
If it wasn’t coming from Manila, it might have been coming from Busuanga, an emerging town in northern Palawan. But that’s a codeshared flight (meaning that it’s operated by another airline, in this case, AirPhil Express).
It must have not been a regularly-scheduled flight. Either that or PAL’s website isn’t being maintained properly.
(I suspect it’s the latter.)
Can you identify the plane, was it an Airbus A320?
At the bottom of the previous two photos, we can spot the head of a guide tower. One of several, these towers guide the plane to the runway. They’re equipped with lights.
Puerto Princesa is currently serviced by eight commercial flights a day. I had blogged about that previously. The airport is in barangay Bancao-Bancao and I had blogged about the beaches of Bancao-Bancao previously too.
I took these on another occasion–when I was on a flight that was landing at dusk. The photos above were taken in the early-morning, this morning in fact.
From several kilometers out, the view looks like this.
Facing south, the view looks like this. (This photo was taken from another flight too.)
You can enlarge these images.
Click on any image and then, on the resulting image, click on the image’s final resolution (encircled).
Try it, it’s pretty cool.