The airport serves Masbate City, the capitol of Masbate Island located in the Bicol region of southern Luzon. Masbate island is situated at the West end of the San Bernardino Strait with the Visayan Sea to the South and the Sibuyan Sea to the West. Despite its ideal location, excellent beaches and rain forest covered mountains, Masbate Island has remained virtually undeveloped as a Philippine holiday destination. The lack of development has resulted in some separatist unrest which in turn has further reduced the incentives for tourism development. Fly to Masbate airport for Masbate City.