Luluwag NAIA! Bong Go: Aviation, tourism industries to benefit from Sangley Airport’s ops
The completion of Sangley Airport in Cavite not only achieved another milestone in the “Build, Build, Build” (BBB) program of the Duterte administration but will also help boost the country’s economic growth.
Senator Bong Go stressed this on Sunday following the inauguration of the newly completed initial phase of the Sangley Airport Development Project (SADP) by President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday.
The airport, which is seen to help decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), was originally targeted to be completed by March 2020.
Yet, upon the directive of the President, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade had committed to meet an earlier deadline.
“As one of the key infrastructure projects of the BBB program, the new airport will help improve the Philippine tourism and aviation industry,” Go said.
The airport’s facilities will initially cater to commercial cargo operations. It will be utilized for general aviation and turboprop operations from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The airport also features a 750-square meter passenger terminal building equipped with CCTV (closed circuit television), X-ray, baggage handling, and a 160-passenger seating capacity that will support Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) operations for future commercial flights.
The SADP’s second phase, worth P500 million, will begin this year and is expected to be completed within eight months.
It will involve further improvement of the drainage system of the airport and expansion of the existing runway to accommodate 4C aircraft or turbo jet planes.