The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has issued requests for bids for initial works related to future expansion of four domestic airports in the Philippines.
The four contracts, each for one of the domestic airports, is listed as follows:
|Survey Services for the Extension and Expansion of Roxas Airport||₱9,187,920 (US$163,727)|
|Dr Juan C. Angara Airport
|Appraisal of land & land improvement including crops & trees for expansion of Baler Airport||₱700,850 (US$12,489)|
|Survey for the Extension and Expansion of Vigan Airport||₱2,533,755 (US$45,151)|
|Survey Services for the Extension and Expansion of Virac Airport||₱2,575,755 (US$45,899)|
Locations of the four airports (Source: Great Circle Mapper)
The CAAP has classified Dr Juan C Angara Airport – which serves the capital of the province of Aurora, a scenic tourist destination – as a community airport. It has a 1,200m-long (3,937 ft) runway.
Roxas Airport is classified as a ‘class one’ principal airport by the CAAP and has a 1,890m-long (6,201 ft) runway. It serves the City of Roxas, a coastal city known as the ’seafood capital of the Philippines’.
Vigan Airport is classified as a community airport by the CAAP and has a 1,045m-long runway (3,429 ft).
The Department of Transportation and CAAP officially opened the upgraded Vigan Airport on 25 May, according to government-owned People’s Television Network. The upgraded included a new passenger terminal building that increased the capacity to 150 passengers from 40, it reports.
Virac Airport is classified as a ’class one’ principal airport by the CAAP and has a runway of 1,886m (6,188 ft). It is the only airport serving the island province of Catanduanes.
CAAP says ‘class one’ principal airports are capable of handling 100-seat jet aircraft, while community airports are feeder airports used primarily for general aviation.
Picture Source: Steve Kret
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