• Laguindingan Airport earns P100M in 2014


    The Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental earned P100 million last year.

    The airport is one of the busiest transportation hubs in northern Mindanao since it started commercial operations on June 15, 2013.

    It serves the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, as well as the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte.

    The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), that supervises the airport, said the Laguindingan Airport currently serves an average of 22 incoming and outgoing flights with destination coming from Manila, Iloilo, Davao, Cebu-Mactan from 5 a.m. until midnight.

    The airport has a single 2,100 by 45 meter runway that can accommodate four takeoffs and landings in an hour and has night landing capability using the state-of-the-art navigational equipment like Doppler VHF Omni Directional Range, Distance Measuring Equipment, Instrument Landing System, Automated Weather Observing System and PBN or Performance-based Navigation procedures leverage global positioning systems that can guide aircraft landings and takeoff even on inclement weather.

    Recently, it acquired two brand new custom-built aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment, two K9 bomb-sniffing dogs and a brand new x-ray machine that will complement the current screening equipment of the airport.

    CAAP Laguindingan Airport area manager Jose Budiongan said, with the coming of international flights the airport would embark on expanding its passenger and cargo terminals, and parking lot to accommodate the growing numbers of clients.


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