There were no scheduled night flights yet at Laguindingan Airport but continued flight delays due in part to the congestion at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and the late arrival of turnaround aircrafts have so far tested the night capabilities of the airport serving Cagayan de Oro and Iligan Cities.
The VIP Lounge of Laguindingan Airport is now open.
Construction of the new Laguindingan Airport Rotunda has showed significant progress.
A lot of developments have arrived at the small agricultural town of Laguindingan after the airport began its operations last year.
The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) is aiming to award the P14.62-billion operations and maintenance contract of the Laguindingan Airport by the second half of 2015.
Transport Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya has officially announced that Laguindingan Airport is now equipped for night landing operations and that the airport could begin accepting evening flights by end of November. Government officials are currently conducting joint inspection at said airport from November 4 to 6 for safety purposes to rule out system defects before the night landing equipment.
After more than a year of operations, the air traffic controllers at Laguindingan Airport (ICAO: RPMY) have finally transferred to the Control Tower Building last October 21, 2014.
Before the start of the operation of the airport, the town of Laguindingan in Misamis Oriental was just a small agricultural municipality with modest dreams.
At 5:45 PM after sunset on October 23, 2014, PAL Express Flight PR 2526 took off at Laguindingan Airport bound for Manila after a long delay.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) recently conducted the testing and evaluation of Laguindingan Airport’s newly installed navigational facilities.
Firm completes installation of air navigation facilities at Laguindingan Airport; test night flights set in November
In a news article at Sun Star by Jigger J. Jerusalem (Read LINK), the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) will reportedy conduct the first night flights at Laguindingan Airport next month. This after the SKY-KR Consortium finished the installation of the Air Navigation System and Support Facilities (ANSSF) ahead of the target completion date of November 20.
Megawide Construction and its Bangalore-based partner GMR Infrastructure are set to join the bidding of the $350 million Operation ad Maintenance Project of the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental as well as five (5) other airport projects in the Philippines.