The sights and flavors of Bicol beckon travelers once the new Bicol International Airport opens.
In recent social media announcements, the Department of Transportation posted images of ongoing construction of the airport.
The posts announce that the airstrip, runway, taxiway apron, and perimeter fence is already completed, while the other buildings which includes administration, air traffic control, cargo terminal, crash fire rescue, power house, maintenance, material recovery facilities, pump room and water reservoir, guard houses and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) quarters is now at 30.39%. The BIA Passenger Terminal Building and runway completion is also 5.78% completed.
Once operational in 2020, the country’s most scenic airport with a view of Mt. Mayon is expected to accommodate 2 million passengers annually. It will also enhance the efficiency, reliability and safety standards of air transportation in the region.