₱234 million Bukidnon Airport Rises in Don Carlos

2 January 2017

After twenty years wait, Bukidnon Airport (RPMY) rises in Don Carlos beginning with 200 hectare lot acquisitions in the amount of 234 million in the works to accommodate the class one runway and aerodome complex, part of President Rodrigo Duterte's Mindanao Infrastructure Project under the Build, Build, Build Program of the DOTr.

A class one airport is capable of serving jet aircraft with a capacity of at least 100 seats while Class two airport also known as feeder airport is capable of serving propeller aircraft with a capacity of at least 19 seats.

The lot acquisition project would soon be followed by airside preparation necessary for runway construction at Maray-maray, Don Carlos, Bukidnon after the site was identified by airport consultant Philippine Japan Aviation and Airport Engineering Consultancy Inc. (PHILJAC) as the best location for Bukidnon airport in 2013.

DOTr disclosed that Bukidnon airport will start initially as class two 1.5k x 30m feeder airport facility with same design of Sayak airport that is capable of servicing ATR and Q400 planes of airlines for routes to Manila and Cebu, but with a masterplan for the eventual class one upgrades in the future when traffic demand begins to rise significantly.

Philjac prepared the 24 million feasibility and master planning for this airport project. Other airport locations considered were Cabangahan in Malaybalay, and Dabongdabong in Valencia City. The old Malaybalay airport ceased operation in 1998. 

The 3 Billion Bukidnon Airport Development Project Plan will boast a 2.1km x 45m international standard runway when fully completed oriented northeast similar in size and length to the present runway of Laguindingan airport but with a smaller modular terminal.

Bukidnon airport is expected to serve the Cities of Malaybalay and Valencia and some town of Bukidnon, Lanao del Sur, North Cotabato and Agusan del Norte.

2 comments:

  1. Hello...there is a error. RPMY is Laguindingan Airport. Newly constructed airport does not have ICAO code yet.

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  2. RPMY was the airport designation of Bukidnon in 2013 when the FS and masterplan came out. You are right that it could not be MY anymore because of Laguindingan which took it also in 2013. It could now be RPNB.For purposes of this report though we are following the FS.

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