Upgrading travel: Laguindingan Airport’s new passenger terminal building in sight for 2024

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is on track to complete the Laguindingan Airport’s passenger terminal building (PTB) expansion project by June 2024, aiming to enhance passenger experiences and airport efficiency.

Scheduled to commence in December, the expansion project will utilize a modular design concept that relies on converted materials, a structural approach that has previously proven successful at Borongan Airport.

The decision to expand stems from the airport’s increasing ridership and the imperative to improve service for travelers in Misamis Oriental.

Upon its completion, the Laguindingan Airport’s pre-departure terminal capacity will soar from 500 to 860 persons. The adoption of pre-fabricated structural steel in the modular expansion not only aligns with sustainability goals but also proves to be cost-effective, offering flexibility in design and expedited construction. These additional modules will seamlessly integrate with existing structures, resulting in a cohesive and contemporary terminal space.

Captain Manuel Antonio Tamayo, the director general of CAAP, expressed confidence that this expansion would greatly improve the airport’s capacity to accommodate the rising number of travelers, ensuring a smooth and comfortable journey for all passengers.

Furthermore, CAAP continues to collaborate with local governments and the private sector through Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to drive ongoing enhancements and modernization efforts at airports across the nation.

Beyond improving services and capacity, this expansion project reflects CAAP’s dedication to sustainability by minimizing the demand for new building materials and reducing construction waste, aligning with broader environmental goals.