DOTr inaugurates upgraded Puerto Princesa Airport

MANILA-- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday opened the newly developed Puerto Princesa Airport that is expected to strengthen the tourism industry of Palawan province.

The upgraded international airport is expected to accommodate some 1.9 million passengers annually.

The PHP4-billion development project involved the construction of a new passenger and cargo building, apron, taxiways and navigation facilities.

The 13,000-sq. meter airport terminal was built by a South Korean contractor, with funding from the Korea Export-Import Bank. It can accommodate two wide-body and four small aircraft at once, servicing Philippine Airlines, PAL Express, Cebu Pacific, Cebgo and Air Asia.

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Kim Jae-Shin attended the airport's inauguration ceremony.

Source: Philippines News Agency