The Marinduque Airport has resumed commercial service with the completed rehabilitation of its Passenger Terminal Building and extended runway after six years since halting operations.
“In making the Filipino life comfortable, as instructed by President Rodrigo Duterte, I want the farthest regions and the farthest provinces to be connected with one another, and integrated to Metro Manila,” said Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade.
Operating since 2010, the Marinduque Airport had its last regular commercial flight before its rehabilitation in May 2013.
The improvements include the replacement of accordion walls with glass walls, and The terminal’s installation of air conditioning units, CCTV cameras, and X-ray machines, making for a more convenient, safe and secure airport facility.
A more efficient runway comes into play with the completion of a concreting project on November 9, 2018. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines extended the usable length from what was previously 1,400 meters of asphalt runway into a 1,534-meter concrete airstrip that will allow the airport to accommodateturbopropp aircraft such as ATR and Q400.