GREEN GATEWAY TO THE WORLD: NEW PANGLAO (BOHOL) AIRPORT

AVIATION & AIRPORTS SECTOR UPDATE #6

GREEN GATEWAY TO THE WORLD: NEW PANGLAO (BOHOL) AIRPORT

Status: Ongoing Construction
Target Completion: June 2018
Cost: PhP7.8-B


Just six months away from completion, the first test flight in the fully-paved runway of the New Bohol Airport in Panglao was conducted last November 6, 2017.

Currently, 1,800 meters out of the total 2,500 meters, of the runway has already been fully-paved. An additional 300 meters will be added to extend the runway to 2,800 meters after the operationalization of the airport.

The runway was engineered to accommodate seven aircrafts at a time, including large aircrafts for international flights.

Upon the directive of Secretary Tugade, construction for the airport followed a 24/7 schedule. From the time the new administration took over in July 2016, completion of the airport is now at 53.38%, a huge jump from the 6.48% completion recorded from June 22, 2015 to June 30, 2016.



The New Bohol (Panglao) airport is on track for completion by June 2018, and will start commercial operations by August.

The PhP7.8-B project, with a terminal spanning 13,337 square meters, will serve as the premiere gateway to the province and the island paradise of Panglao, a thriving tourist destination.

It was designed to be the country’s first ecoairport and “Green Gateway to the World,” which will be held to the highest standards of green and sustainable structures.

The New Bohol (Panglao) Airport is expected to accommodate two million passengers in its opening year alone, a huge jump from the 800,000 passengers currently being accommodated by the Tagbilaran airport.

Additional note: As of 31 January 2018, New Bohol (Panglao) Airport is already 70.99% complete.

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