19 November 2016
Caticlan Airport (Godofredo P. Ramos Airport) opened Friday passenger jet operations that accommodate limited A320 services with PAL Express (RP-C8606) flight from Manila making its inaugural touchdown on its newly extended 1,800 meter runway.
Cebu Pacific will introduce A320 on November 23, while AirAsia is expected to transfer its Kalibo flights beginning first week of December.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has allowed passenger embarkation and disembarkation at the newly constructed Nabas Apron that has nine parking bays capacity pending completion of the new terminal building. Meanwhile, passenger processing will still be conducted at the old terminal.
Airport operator TransAire Development Holdings Corp. said the operation is still quite limited considering the capacity of the old terminal building.
TransAire recently expanded the airport terminal by building temporary structure to support the big number of passengers brought by the larger jet.