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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Government Eyes of Plenty Advance Airports

More spacious and modern airports are on the pipeline to accomodate the soaring tourist arrivals in the country. The government is eyeing the construction of budget terminals as well as upgrades of airports in popular tourist destinations to provide better service to travelers in the country according the PNoy. The president acknowledged that the government facilities must keep up with the increasing tourism traffic following his inspection of Metro Manila's transportation hubs including Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminals 3 and 4 last Wednesday for the Holy Week exodus of travelers. Dept. of Transportation and Communications earlier proposed the establishment of budget terminals for NAIA and Clark airport to cater to low cost carriers. If the terminals are built NAIA's capacity could reportedly expand by around 10 Million passengers while Clark's capacity to 4.5 Million per year. PNoy also said the government wants to improve the airports outside Metro Manila adding that many travelers prefer to fly directly to their destination instead of passing through NAIA. Among these provincial airports are those in Bohol, Caticlan, Daraga, Laguindingan and Puerto Princesa. PNoy also sought the swift completion of the remaining rehabilitation works in NAIA Terminal 3 by the Japanese contractors.   
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