November 15, 2016

Puerto Princesa International Airport to open in March 2017

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    The current Puerto Princesa airport. Image from Wander Kid Travels.

    During the opening remarks of Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Byron at the 6th Association of Southeast Asian Nations chief justices roundtable interview, he has confirmed the opening of Puerto Princesa International Airport on March 2017 after its expansion project.

    “This airport will be one of the Philippines’ gateway to Asia,” Mayor Byron added.

    According to DOTr, the airport expansion project costs $102.56 million while its design and build contract, awarded to Korean group Kumho Industrial Co. Ltd.- Engineering and Construction joint and venture was worth $82.9 million.

    According to tourism officer Toto Alvior, it is projected to reach 1.3 million tourist arrivals in 2017 alone.

    This project will make Palawan more accessible to locals and tourists. Now, there’s more ways of reaching and visiting the best beaches in the region with the modern and first-class international airport in Puerto Princesa to open next year.

    Sources: Philippine Star Philippine ,  Flight Network

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    The picture shown was the old structure located at Rizal Avenue Street. The newer and much modern one is located at the North side of the runway.

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