24 August 2015
Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) has recently completed the renovation of Legaspi International Airport Passenger Terminal Building in Legazpi, Albay at the cost of 40 million pesos, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said last week.
The airport terminal (PTB) which handles eight regular flights from Manila and Cebu are operated by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and CebGo (Tiger Air). The refurbished terminal also processed international chartered flights of PAL Express and Cebu Pacific coming mostly from Shanghai and other airports in China.
CAAP said the newly renovated Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) can accommodate 500 more passengers as it has bigger spaces and more seats than the old dilapidated terminal can provide at any time.
A separate International Arrival and Pre-departure Areas were added on the refurbished PTB with adequate spaces that now houses government agencies from Bureau of Immigration, Customs and Human/Plant Quarantine and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
The airport is expected to cater passengers for the next five years before it relocates to Daraga, Albay where Bicol International Airport is currently under construction.