Laguindingan Airport to Open April 2013

February 27, 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III visited Tuesday the ongoing construction of the ₱7.9 billion Laguindingan Airport that has projected passenger capacity of 1.6 million.

DOTC Secretary Joseph Abaya told the President in a briefing that the airport project will be operational on April 30 this year and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is restructuring flight arrival times without the Instrument Landing System (ILS) which are yet to be installed.

The A330-capable Laguindingan Airport boast two boarding bridges and five aircraft parking bays.

President Aquino said that he is already looking into expansion of the airport before its planned opening since the airport capacity has already been breached based on the figures recorded by Lumbia airport.

Land acquisition project started in 1988 during the leadership of the first Aquino administration when the Ayala's agreed to sell their land for the airport but construction hasn’t materialized until 20 years later when it was conceptualized.
(Photos by: Rolando Mailo/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

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  1. DOTC pushed back the transfer of civil flights from Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City to Laguindingan Airport to June 15, 2013 until after the peak of the summer season due to request of airline companies affected by the intended transfers.

    CAAP said the April 30 opening would require the cancellation of several daily trips and that airline companies were encountering difficulties in reaching a substantial number of passengers who had already purchased tickets for flights in April and May, to inform them of changes in their flight itineraries.