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Modernized Camiguin airport to start operations on Oct 25

  • The Department of Transportation and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines on October 22 inaugurated the upgraded Camiguin Airport on October 22
  • Operations are set to start on October 25
  • The airport’s expanded passenger terminal building can now handle 200 passengers from the previous 66
  • The project includes construction of the administration building, fire station building, and runway slope

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) inaugurated on October 22 the upgraded Camiguin Airport, which can now handle three times its passenger capacity.

Operations will start on October 25.

The project includes expansion of the passenger terminal building, which can now serve at least 200 passengers from its previous passenger holding capacity of 66; and construction of the airport’s administration building, fire station building and the completed runway slope.

As the sole gateway into Camiguin province, the upgraded airport is envisioned to provide enhanced connectivity and mobility, and ensure growth opportunities in employment, trade, and investments in Northern Mindanao.

During the inauguration, CAAP director-general Jim Sydiongco said domestic carriers Cebu Pacific and Philippines will mount flights at the airport. He also revealed plans for a feasibility study next year on runway expansion to accommodate more flights.

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