Pagadian airport resumes commercial flights following the completion of runway rehabilitation

photo courtesy of Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ Pagadian Airport commenced its commercial flight again today, May 16, marking the resumption of flight operations following the completion of runway rehabilitation.

The emergency repair on the runway, which involved repairing 34 concrete blocks, was completed ahead of schedule, originally set for May 15.

According to CAAP IX Area Center Manager Edwin Luching, ”The complete works were finished on April 24, and after the 14-day curing process, the Notice to Airmen was lifted on May 13.”

Consequently, operations for approximately 120 affected flights since the closure of the runway on April 15 have resumed. Hence, passengers who had to alter their routes can once again utilize Pagadian Airport for their travels.

Upon its reopening for flights, the airport is fully prepared to welcome passengers, as improvements to the comfort rooms at the Passenger Terminal Building have also been completed simultaneously.

The successful completion of runway rehabilitation in Pagadian underscores CAAP’s unwavering commitment to enhancing its services for the riding public. Moreover, it demonstrates CAAP’s dedication to ensuring the safety of incoming and outgoing flights at the airport, further fostering confidence among travelers.

(Source: Press Release of Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines)

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