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Upgraded Catarman airport inaugurated

  • Catarman Airport’s capacity has been tripled to 150 passengers
  • The facility was officially inaugurated on September 2
  • Other upgrades include a new perimeter fence, a re-blocked apron pavement, asphalt overlay and shoulder grade correction at the runway, a fire station building, powerhouse, and flight service station
  • The airport can now accommodate two turboprop Q-400 aircraft

The Department of Transportation and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines on September 2 inaugurated the upgraded Catarman Airport, the capacity of which has been tripled to 150 passengers.

Upgrades at Catarman Airport include a new perimeter fence, a re-blocked apron pavement, and asphalt overlay and shoulder grade correction at the runway. Added improvements include the construction of a fire station building, a powerhouse, and a flight service station. The renovation works were completed August of this year, ahead of the project’s target completion date.

The project includes rehabilitation and expansion of the passenger terminal building, which can now serve 150 passengers at any given time, or 50,000 passengers annually.

The airport can now accommodate two turboprop Q-400 aircraft, and is slated to revamp its handling of commercial flights in Catarman and in the whole province.

The improvements are seen to enhance connectivity and promote convenience in air travel at the principal gateway of Northern Samar. The project is also expected to further enrich tourism and socioeconomic endeavors in the area.

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