Iriga: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Leads The Inauguration Of The Bicol International Airport (BIA) In Daraga Albay


Legazpi City – Chief Executive witnesses the demonstration of the features of the new contactless, self-service check-in kiosk led by Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General Captain Jim Sydiongco.  The said kiosk in the newly built airport will make air travel experience for the passengers more convenient and comfortable once it commences commercial operations on 8 October 2021.

After 11 years of delay and three (3) groundbreaking ceremonies, the airport has gained solid ground through President Duterte Administration’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ Program.

The BIA is projected to serve a total of two (2) million passengers every year, resulting to a boost in air traffic and tourist arrivals in the region.

With the iconic Mayon Volcano as its backdrop, the BIA is envisioned to be a key infrastructure which will pave the way for Albay Province and the Bicol Region to propel and be transformed into a thriving economic powerhouse, with livelihood and tourism opportunities.

(Source: Gov Al Francis Bichara Facebook page, photos courtesy by Sec. Art Tugade | E. Charles | Kabogz)

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