The government is now pursuing the Bukidnon Airport Development Project located in Barangay Maraymaray in the municipality of Don Carlos in the southern section of the province.
If materialized, this will be fourth domestic airport operating in Northern Mindanao. Others are: Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental, Labo Airport in Ozamiz City and Mambajao Airport in Camiguin. Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City is being used by the Philippine Air Force and the military.
Information gathered revealed that the proposed airport will be at the former Maraymaray Airstrip located some 6 kilometers northwest of the town proper. It was owned by a Cojuangco firm during Marcos time until it was sequestered after the 1986 EDSA Revolution. Much of the surrounding property had been planted to sugarcane and other crops.
Further information also revealed that the proposed project will involve the acquisition of 104.52 hectares of private lots.
The airport is intended to serve the entire Bukidnon province and nearby provinces such as North Cotabato, Davao del Norte and Maguindanao. The first news on the proposed airport was first revealed as early as 2011.
Here’s the conceptual design of the Control Tower.
Here’s the Parcellary Plan of the development. Accordingly, the proposed Don Carlos Airport will have a 2.1km x 45m international standard runway when fully completed oriented northeast similar in size and length to the present runway of Laguindingan airport but with a smaller modular terminal. – SOURCE
Meanwhile, below is the conceptual design of the Passenger Terminal Building.
With the proposal now in the works, expect a significant increase in real estate prices in the surrounding area.
Watch the YouTube video below by Luvhender Montaño on the airport site.