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Expanded Zamboanga airport inaugurated

  • The Department of Transportation and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines inaugurated the newly improved Zamboanga International Airport on September 28
  • The expanded passenger terminal building can now accommodate 50% more passengers–750 at any given time from the previous 500
  • Also completed were two halls
  • Other projects are underway, such as repair and asphalt overlay of the runway, and grading of the runway strip for safer and smoother aircraft landing

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines inaugurated on September 28 the first phase of the Zamboanga International Airport (ZIA) development project.

Under the project, the airport’s passenger terminal building (PTB) was expanded, allowing it to handle 50% more passengers–750 from the previous 500.

The PTB’s floor area was also expanded with the addition of 691.2 square meters for a total area of 3,456 sqm.

In addition, a Malasakit hall and a gender and development multipurpose hall were constructed.

For the second phase of airport development, projects underway include runway repair and asphalt overlay, and the grading of the runway strip for a safer and smoother landing of aircraft.

DOTr said it expects improvements at ZIA–one of the busiest airports in Mindanao–to provide enhanced air connectivity and mobility as well as usher into the region economic, tourism, commerce and livelihood opportunities.

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