May 15, 2018

New Airport in Palawan now operational

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  • The 10th day of May 2018 marks the opening of Palawan’s newest airport in San Vicente. The launching of the airport was led by Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade together with Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Director General Jim C. Sydiongco. Finance Undersecretary Garry V. de Guzman was there to grace the ceremony as well as the Palawan Governor Jose C. Alvarez.

    IMAGE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines on Facebook

    IMAGE Department of Transportation

    San Vicente Airport can accommodate 150 passengers, three times the capacity of the more common 50-passenger community airport. The airport also makes it easier for tourists to access what is said to be the longest white sand beach in the Philippines, known as Long Beach.

    IMAGE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines on Facebook

    IMAGE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines on Facebook

    IMAGE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines on Facebook

    Aside from the Long Beach, San Vicente, located north of Puerto Princesa City, has 22 islands and islets that has something to offer for its visitors. Tugade said that President Rodrigo Duterte is committed to ensuring the growth of Philippine tourism and to make that possible, it should be easy for people to access the amazing places in the country.

    San Vicente Airport is the second of two airports located in mainland Palawan, the first being the Puerto Princesa International Airport. The Philippine government, meanwhile, is on the hunt for a suitable location to open up the island known as The Last Frontier.


    Written by Diana Nava, Philippine Primer intern
    Source: palawan-news.comDepartment of Transportation
    Image source: Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines on FacebookDepartment of Transportation

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