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)