About Bacolod – Silay
Bacolod is the capital city of Negros Occidental province in the Philippines. Bacolod City, Silay City and Talisay together form the Bacolod Metropolitan Area for which the Bacolod is the metropolitan capital. The Bacolod Metropolitan Area is located on the North-Western coast of Negros Island – which is the fourth largest island of Philippines. Bacolod is also known as the ‘City of Smiles’ because of the MassKara Festival that is held every October. Silay is known as the ‘Paris of Negros Islands’. Talisay is a city that falls between the Bacolod and Silay cities. Bacolod is a highly urbanized city and the Bacolod Metropolitan Areas are the fastest growing areas in the country; thanks to the amazing Sea, Road and Air connectivity. The climate of Bacolod is pleasant and the temperature remains constant in this area throughout the year. The monsoon season starts from May and it extends till October.
About Bacolod – Silay Airport
The Bacolod – Silay Airport is one of the main airports on the Negros island. The airport is a Principal Class 1 airport located 5.5km North-West from the Silay city. The airport is known by its call-sign ‘BCD’ among the airlines. The airport has the capacity to cater to 1.2 million passengers per year but the actual number of passengers goes beyond that. The airport offers mainly domestic and international passengers as well as cargo services. It has many good infrastructure facilities such as Passenger Terminal Building, Cargo Terminal Building, Passenger Boarding Bridges, Taxiways and other regular airport facilities. The CAAP supervises the improvement, repair and maintenance of airport facilities. The main airlines that operate from the Bacolod – Silay Airport are Cebu Pacific (also operated by Cebago), Philippine Airlines (also operated by PAL Express), Philippine AirAsia, Zest Airways and South East Asian Airlines.