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Flight from Iloilo (ILO) to Zamboanga (ZAM)

Flight from Iloilo (ILO) to Zamboanga (ZAM)

Zamboanga is referred to as a first-class highly urbanized city in the Zamboanga Peninsula of the Philippines. It was founded on June 23rd, 1635 and become cityhood since the February 26th, 1937. It is the 6th most populous area with a population of 861,799 people as in 2015 and covers a land area of 1,414.7 square kilometers, which makes it the third-largest city by land area in the Philippines. Zamboanga City is an independent, chartered city and was designated highly urbanized on November 22nd, 1983. Currently, the city is bustling with a factory district, plenty of businesses, shops and markets. The city was also known as “Asia’s Latin City” whereby Spanish influences Zamboanga City. For a while, Spanish was even an official language of Zamboanga City.

Best time to fly from Iloilo to Zamboanga

The best times to visit Zamboanga for ideal weather are October 29th to December 16th or January 22nd to March 4th. The warmest time of year is early June where highs are regularly around 91.3°F (32.9°C) with the lowest is 77.4°F (25.2°C) at night. Among the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Zamboanga are February, November, and then April. The busiest month for tourism in Zamboanga, the Philippines in August, followed by July and May. Visitors are recommended to book flight and accommodation beforehand.

Main airports available in Iloilo and Zamboanga

Iloilo International Airport - The Iloilo International Airport is an international airport that serves Iloilo province. It is also known as Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Iloilo by locals. The airport is located within Cabatuan, Iloilo. The distance between this airport to the nearest town, which is Iloilo City is 24 kilometers. The airlines that operate in this airport is Air Juan, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Philippine AirAsia. This airport consists of two terminals, which is the passenger and cargo terminal. Iloilo International Airport has various shops and food stalls for you to visit while waiting for your plane to arrive or depart. For your convenience, it is easy to go in and out of the airport due to many types of transportation available in Iloilo International Airport for visitors.

Zamboanga International Airport - Covers a total land area of 270 hectares, it is the main airport serving Zamboanga City in the Philippines. The airport is Mindanao's third-busiest airport after Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City and Laguindingan Airport in Cagayan de Oro City. The airport is officially classified as an international airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, despite only offering scheduled domestic passenger services. This is the same agency that runs not only Zamboanga International Airport, but all other airports in the Philippines except the major international airports.

Climate pattern in Iloilo and Zamboanga

Zamboanga experiences a tropical and humid climate. The least humid month is February (60.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (70%). As for wind, the wind in Zamboanga is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is September, followed by October and August.

Highlights attractions in Zamboanga

  • Santa Cruz Island- Just 4 kilometers south of the downtown area of Zamboanga City, Santa Cruz Island is a small island in Zamboanga City known for having a pink sand beach. It started gaining popularity when National Geographic included it in a list of the best beaches in the world. Besides the pink sand, the island also features unique color from bright red organ-pipe coral (tubipora musica) that dissolved by the waves. If you walk down the beach, you can find a lot of pieces of the red corals that have washed up on the shore. Visitors are discouraged from taking home any of the corals and sand from the island.
  • Taluksangay Mosque - The mosque was built by Haji Abdullah Maas Nuno in 1885 in the Barangay Taluksangay in Zamboanga and is the oldest mosque in Western Mindanao. Taluksangay was the first center of Islamic propagation in the Zamboanga Peninsula. The inhabitants of the village are comprised of Muslim religious missionaries from Arabia, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Borneo. There were some notable people visited this place which was a representative of the Sultan of Turkey (Sheikh-Al Islam) in later part of 1914 and members of the Quadripartite Committee, Generals Fidel V. Ramos and Romeo Espino in 1973.
  • Zamboanga City Hall - Opened in 1907, the city hall started its construction in 1905 by the Federal Government of the United States and was completed in 1907. The building served as the official residence of the US Military Governor of the Moro Province. It later became the seat of government of the Department of Mindanao and Sulu and the defunct Zamboanga province. Since 1937, the building has been functioning as the city hall of Zamboanga City. Besides that, the hall also has a Filipino colonial architectural design and becomes one of the famous attractions in the Philippines.

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