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Rehabilitated Butuan airport runway inaugurated

  • The Department of Transportation and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines on August 5 unveiled the newly rehabilitated runway of Butuan Airport
  • Under procurement is the P33.59-million passenger terminal building expansion project
  • The PTB project is expected to start in October 2021 and be completed in May 2022
  • Also unveiled was the Malasakit Hall, the waiting area for airline passengers

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on August 5 unveiled the newly rehabilitated runway of Butuan Airport and announced the planned expansion of the passenger terminal building (PTB) of the Agusan del Norte gateway.

The runway asphalt overlay will provide aircraft with smoother takeoffs and landings, DOTr said in a statement.

Malasakit Hall, which is part of the airport’s modernization, was also inaugurated on the same day. It will serve as waiting area for airline passengers and features a clinic, a childcare room, a lounge for overseas Filipino workers, a prayer room, a washroom, and a concession space for passengers.

The airport’s PTB, meanwhile, will be expanded from its current capacity of 500 passengers to offer better service and accommodation.

The P33.59-million PTB expansion project, now under procurement, is expected to start on October 10, 2021 and be completed on May 23, 2022.

CAAP in December 2019 replaced the airport’s air navigation aid, the Doppler Very High Frequency Omni Range, to improve radio navigation at the airport and aid aircraft in determining their position.

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