(Eagle News) — The rehabilitation of the Kalibo International Airport is now 44.71 percent complete.
This is according to the Department of Transportation, which made the announcement in a Facebook post on Friday, March 15.
According to the DOTr, the airport can so far accommodate 72 flights each day, a far cry from the 58 flights daily it could accommodate prior to the rehabilitation.
The DOTr said that once the rehabilitation is completed, the airport will be able to accommodate 1200 passengers, even during peak hours.
On March 13, upon the instructions of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Director General captain Jim Sydiongco visited the airport to see for himself the situation amid complaints of congestion there.
Tugade is also scheduled to visit the airport upon his arrival from his official trip to Japan.
The rehabilitation is under the administration’s Build, Build, Build program.