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Tugade wants Sangley Airport construction done by September 2019

Jun 26, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Once the Sangley Airport is ready for domestic flights, only Cebu Pacific would be immediately ready to operate at the Cavite gateway

SANGLEY AIRPORT. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade arrives at Sangley Airport to inspect the gateway. Photo from DOTr

Duterte orders Sangley airport operations 'to start immediately'

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:48 AM

During a Cabinet meeting, President Duterte also hints at a revamp at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 38th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on June 10, 2019. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Calayan Island, known for pristine white beaches, opens airport

Mar 27, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The opening of the airport is a dream come true for locals of the island

Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Aboitiz gains original proponent status for Laguindingan Airport upgrade

Mar 04, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Under a P42.7-billion proposal, Aboitiz would build new passenger terminals, install equipment, and enhance airside facilities

UPGRADE. If approved by the National Economic Development Authority Board, the Laguindingan Airport may have an upgrade as proposed by the Aboitiz InfraCapital. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Clark airport earnings hit P1 billion for first time in 2018

Feb 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Clark International Airport Corporation says revenues increased by 32% in 2018, hitting P1.07 billion

NEW RECORD. The Clark International Airport breaches the P1-billion mark in revenues. Photo from Clark International Airport's website

Airports on heightened security alert after Jolo bombing

Feb 01, 2019 - 4:58 PM

The Office of Transportation Security raises 'Security Condition 2,' which means an additional layer of security measures must be employed by aircraft operators and state agencies

SECURITY. The airport security committee of Plaridel Airport in Bulacan convenes on January 28, 2018. Photo courtesy of CAAP

Filinvest, JG Summit sign 25-year Clark airport operations deal

Jan 25, 2019 - 5:29 PM

The consortium commits to draw experience from the Singapore-based Changi group, which is also a partner

CLARK. The Clark International Airport is envisioned to be the next major gateway in the Philippines. Photo from Shutterstock

House approves bill renaming Clark airport after Diosdado Macapagal

Dec 04, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The Clark International Airport was named after the late president – the father of Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo – in 2001, but was reverted back to its original name in 2011

BACK TO MACAPAGAL? Lawmakers want to rename the Clark International Airport once again. Photo from Clark International Airport's website

Duterte inaugurates Bohol-Panglao International Airport

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The long-delayed Bohol-Panglao International Airport is finally open

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the unveiling of the Bohol-Panglao International Airport marker during its inauguration on November 27, 2018. Joining the President are Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General Captain Jim Sydiongco. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

IN PHOTOS: Bohol-Panglao International Airport

Nov 27, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The Bohol-Panglao International Airport will open on November 28, 2018, ahead of the original target of 2021

'ECO-FRIENDLY.' The Department of Transportation is set to inaugurate the Bohol-Panglao International Airport on November 27. All photos by the Department of Transportation

HOAX: Photo of ‘newest’ airport in Manila

Nov 08, 2018 - 8:04 PM

The thumbnail of the video is a design of Dalian airport in China. Meanwhile, the proposed airport in Bulacan has yet to begin construction.

Cauayan Airport to reopen on November 2

Nov 01, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Repairs and construction work will continue, however, as the airport sustained heavy damage due to Typhoon Rosita (Yutu)

REPAIR. Fixing the damage sustained by the Passenger Terminal Building will take two to 3 weeks, says CAAP. Photo from the DOTr Facebook page

Davao airport goes high-tech with electronic gates

Oct 31, 2018 - 7:15 PM

The Davao International Airport is among 5 major airports the Bureau of Immigration would be installing e-Gates in

NO MORE LONG LINES. Eva Pichon is one of at least a dozen other Filipinos who have been first to use the Bureau of Immigration's electronic gate system at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City. Photo by Allan Nawal/Rappler

NAIA Customs bust: P15M worth of illegal drugs

Oct 11, 2018 - 10:08 PM

The latest apprehensions at the NAIA raises the Customs haul to a historic 27 drug busts in 6 months

DOTr seeks to restore 2019 funds for evening flights in regional airports

Sep 20, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Senator Loren Legarda vows to restore the Department of Transportation's proposed budget for the night-rating of regional airports

AIRPORTS. DOTr Undersecretary Manuel Antonio Tamayo explains to the Senate commitee on finance the need to night rate airports. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Airports' status in aftermath of Typhoon Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) Here is a look at the condition of airports in typhoon-hit areas

Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

NAIA resumes normal operations

Aug 21, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Flight operations are back to normal on the 5th day since the runway mishap, but airlines are still attending to passengers whose flights were canceled

WAITING. Passengers flock NAIA Terminal 1 Departure to wait for or rebook their canceled flights on August 20, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LIST: NAIA runway mishaps over the years

Aug 21, 2018 - 12:59 PM

The runway accident involving Xiamen Air on Thursday, August 16, is not an isolated case in the history of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slids off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Canceled flights at NAIA, August 20

Aug 19, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The cancellations are still due to the temporary runway closure from August 17 to 18, which was triggered by the Xiamen Air mishap

'Lack of coordination' of some airlines worsened NAIA delays

Aug 19, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal says some airlines mounted recovery flights without letting officials know

Senate panel to probe NAIA runway mishap

Aug 19, 2018 - 2:10 PM

'Bakit inabot ng dalawang araw bago magsimula ulit ang operasyon ng NAIA?.... The public deserves an acceptable explanation,' says Senator Grace Poe

Stranded passengers crowd the NAIA Terminal 1 following the accident of a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slids off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Canceled flights at NAIA, August 19

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Dozens more flights are canceled even after the reopening of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport runway

Canceled flights over NAIA runway mishap, August 18

Aug 18, 2018 - 7:41 AM

Here are the canceled flights on Saturday, August 18, because of the closure of the NAIA runway

NAIA runway reopened

Aug 18, 2018 - 7:27 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Airport authorities finally reopen the runway past 11 am on August 18, hours after the removal of the Chinese passenger plane

CRANE. Xiamen Air flight MF8667 being lifted by a telescopic boom crane. MIAA Photo

LOOK: Thousands stranded due to NAIA runway closure

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:22 PM

A total of 133 flights are canceled in all 4 terminals while 10 are diverted to Clark, Cebu, Bangkok in Thailand, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam

CANCELLED FLIGHTS. Stranded passengers crowd the NAIA Terminal 1 following the accident of a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slid off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Dumaguete airport runway closed after PAL plane blows tire

Aug 14, 2018 - 10:55 AM

All 113 adults, 2 infants, and 6 flight crew aboard the Philippine Airlines plane are safe

Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Visayas, Mindanao airports get P2B in proposed 2019 budget

Aug 12, 2018 - 7:15 AM

The new Bohol International Airport receives the biggest chunk at P754 million

NEW AIRPORT. The new Bohol (Panglao) International Airport is almost complete. Photo from the Build Build Build Facebook page

Maasin Airport's new passenger terminal inaugurated

Jul 02, 2018 - 2:15 PM

The Maasin Airport in Southern Leyte can now accommodate 150 passengers from the previous 50

Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Kalibo airport rehabilitation to begin on July 2

Jul 01, 2018 - 10:35 AM

Rehabilitation of the Kalibo International Airport in Aklan will include terminal refurbishment, landscaping, and rewiring of the electrical and air-conditioning systems, among others

Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Mactan-Cebu airport's new terminal to begin operations on July 1

Jun 28, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Terminal 2 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport will be for international flights

Photo from the Department of Transportation

Global airport capacity crisis amid passenger boom – IATA

Jun 04, 2018 - 9:50 PM

The International Air Transport Association pushes for new airports but cautions against privatized ones, saying they have 'not lived up to airline expectations'

Passengers wait in long lines during a blackout at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City on September 18, 2017. A blackout in Panama's main international airport -- a major hub for Latin America -- caused many flight cancelations and delays on Monday. A malfunction in a circuit panel distributing power internally to the facility was to blame, according to the airport authority, which had set up a "crisis room" to handle the disruption.  / AFP PHOTO / Rodrigo ARANGUA

LOOK: Virac Airport's rehabilitated terminal to be inaugurated on June 1

May 31, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The passenger terminal building can now accommodate 300 passengers, from the previous 100

Virac Airport's rehabilitated terminal. Photo by DOTr-CAAP

At least 7 groups vie for 25-year deal to operate, maintain Clark airport

May 21, 2018 - 7:05 PM

With the auction for the operations and maintenance of the Clark International Airport about to start, several prospective bidders question some of the requirements

Palawan town eyes 100,000 tourists in 2018 as San Vicente Airport opens

May 10, 2018 - 10:06 PM

Transportation Arthur Tugade says the will begin catering to commercial flights, specifically by PAL, by June. Cebu Pacific is also considering the marketability of flying to San Vicente.

TOURISM BOOST. The municipality of San Vicente, which boasts of the Philippines' longest white beach, is located 186 kilometers north of the capital Puerto Princesa City. Photo by Keith Anthony Fabro/Rappler

Business group to gov't: Issue Boracay EO, declare state of calamity

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:34 PM

'We hope that rehabilitation work will be done efficiently to minimize the impact [of the closure],' the Boracay Foundation, Incorporated says in a statement

BORACAY CLOSURE. A business group urges the national government to issue the executive order on Boracay's closure, and to declare state of calamity in the island. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOTr rejects Aboitiz's P148-billion bid to upgrade 4 regional airports

Apr 10, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The Department of Transportation turns down the unsolicited proposal of Aboitiz InfraCapital Incorporated and opts for public bidding instead

LIST: Proposed NAIA terminal reassignments for airlines

Apr 03, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Check out the new terminal assignments being planned for airlines at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which could take effect by September this year

NAIA ranks 10th on 'world's most improved airports' list

Mar 22, 2018 - 12:15 PM

'Nando'n tayo sa pang-sampu pero ang importante ano'ng gagawin natin moving forward,' says Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Eddie Monreal

Conglomerates appeal for fast decision on NAIA proposals

Mar 11, 2018 - 11:25 PM

The conglomerates which form the so-called 'super consortium' say the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is a 'strategic national asset that needs upgrading without delay'

NAIA BATTLE. Top Philippine conglomerates are competing with Megawide-GMR group for the original proponent status of the NAIA rehabilitation project. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aboitiz submits P148-B proposal to modernize 4 regional airports

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:57 PM

(UPDATED) The Aboitiz group submits an unsolicited proposal to modernize, operate, and maintain the Iloilo International Airport, Bacolod-Silay Airport, Laguindingan Airport, and New Bohol International Airport in Panglao for 35 years

Graphics from Aboitiz InfraCapital Corporate Communications

Cagayan int’l airport set to receive first commercial flight on March 23

Mar 02, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The airport in the municipality of Lal-lo will also receive its first domestic flight from Manila in April

Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Poe pushes for NAIA expansion as solution to congestion

Mar 01, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Senator Grace Poe urges the government to consider proposals to expand the Ninoy Aquino International Airport instead of merely redistributing flights

PLAN. Senator Grace Poe says more time is needed for the terminal rationalization plan of the MIAA. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOTr to review P350-billion NAIA rehabilitation proposal

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:05 PM

The Department of Transportation expects to finish its evaluation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport proposal by top conglomerates in April

REHABILITATION. Passenger traffic to NAIA is expected to continue to grow significantly over the coming years and the existing runway configuration may be unable to accommodate the future flows. Photo By Ben Nabong/Rappler

'Super consortium' formalizes P350-billion NAIA rehab proposal

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The consortium's members are Aboitiz InfraCapital, AC Infrastructure, Alliance Global, Asia's Emerging Dragon, Filinvest, JG Summit, and Metro Pacific

REHABILITATING NAIA. The consortium teams up with Singapore's Changi Airports International Private Limited to provide technical support in the areas of master planning, operations optimization, and commercial development. Image from Aboitiz Corporate Communications

Private plane carrying BSP employees overshoots Albay runway

Jan 10, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The private plane is carrying documents from the central bank office in Manila to its office in Legazpi City

SKETCHY REPORT. The pilot of the private plane has refused to give details of the incident to the police, citing confidentiality. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

COA grants P22-M payment claim by PNCC for airport repairs

Oct 24, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The amount was the excess cost on top of the pre-agreed cost of P46 million

MONEY CLAIM. The Commission on Audit grants PNCC's P22 million money claim for repair works on NAIA Terminal 1 in 2000.

Auction for new Clark airport terminal starts

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority names 7 prospective bidders including two Chinese firms once banned by the World Bank as well as the concessionaire of the award winning Mactan Cebu International Airport

NEW TERMINAL. The creation of a new passenger airport terminal in Clark is seen to increase passenger capacity by 8 million per year, from the existing 4.2 million passengers per year. Artist perspective courtesy of BCDA

NEDA reviews San Miguel's proposed airport in Bulacan

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:35 AM

The NEDA chief however says it is not a priority because they will focus on projects that can be finished within President Rodrigo Duterte s term

BACK BURNER. However, NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia says his office will focus on projects that can be completed in 3-6 years' time. Presidential Photo

Megawide group proposes P208-billion Cebu airport expansion

Jun 12, 2017 - 12:45 AM

This would make the Cebu airport the only Philippine airport with two independent parallel runways seen to serve annual passenger capacities of up to 50 million

EXPANSION. The group also intends to rehabilitate the airport's existing runway and taxiways, build a 3rd terminal, add a full-length parallel taxiway, as well as construction of more rapid exit taxiways and runway holding positions. Image from GMR-Megawide official Facebook page

DOTr won't auction off Clark airport rehab

May 08, 2017 - 12:20 AM

The government will instead redevelop Clark International Airport and later auction off the operations and maintenance of the modernized gateway to the private sector

HYBRID. Developing the Clark airport and having another international gateway would be best for coping with demand growth in the future. Image from Clark International Airport website