DOTC Moves Laguindingan Airport Opening for Passenger Convenience

DOTC Moves Laguindingan Airport Opening for Passenger Convenience -- In order not to disrupt the influx of vacationers or those who were already set to spend a trip this summer, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) announced that it pushed back the;
..transfer of the gateway to Northern Mindanao from the old Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City to the new P 7.8-Billion Laguindingan Airport by one-and-a-half months to June 15, 2013
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ (CAAP) has been doing good jobs in the preparations side of things. The opening has been scheduled on the 30th of April. However, due to the aforementioned reason, airline companies argued that pushing through with the schedule will require several cancellations of daily trips, hence it was demanded that the opening shall be done after summer season. At some point, it is cumbersome and costly to cancel already-set flight itineraries.
 The DOTC further said:
It is in the best interest of the government and of the airlines to deliver safe and convenient services to the public
As we took stock of the assessment of both CAAP and the airline companies that the Laguindingan Airport is already a safer alternative to the Lumbia Airport, we again listen to their inputs saying that postponing the transfer will be better for passenger convenience.
The airlines operating at Cagayan de Oro are: Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines, PAL Express, and Zest Air, serving a combined total average of more than 2,000 passengers daily.

Great hopes and vibes go to this up and coming gateway for tourism for the Philippines through CDO's aviation facility. Let's hope that this project is a set of forward steps towards the improvement of level of service of the airport services in the country.

The same goes for the full implementation of the airport's "air navigation equipment", which will be fully in-placed by the year 2014.