October 2, 2010
Low cost carrier Cebu Pacific intends to fly to surfing hotspot Guiuan Airport in Eastern Samar by December says its local executive.
Mayor Annaliz Gonzales-Kwan said that the P115 million Guiuan Airport expansion and rehabilitation project is already completed and open to general aviation. But the requirements of the airline industry deferred its commercial opening due to absence of firetruck.
“The airport is ready. But we are still waiting for an airport firetruck to serve the requirements of airlines,” Mayor Kwan said.
Cebu Pacific intends to operate Cebu-Guiuan-Cebu flight on a thrice a week service.
“We already talked to CAAP and they said that the firetruck for the airport is already procured and they are just waiting for its delivery,” she added.
Guiuan airport is one of the longest airports in the country that boast a length of 2.8 kilometers having been used as a US Navy airbase during World War II and boast two parallel runways. The airstrip was constructed by the 93rd Seabees.