The Iloilo international airport will be open to commercial flights in April and is expected to boost the tourism industry and economy in Western Visayas.
The P8.759-billion project is 97-percent complete and the first commercial flight will land there on April 18, according to Senator Franklin Drilon, who inspected the site with Transportation Secretary Leandro Mendoza on Friday.
Does this mean I can now take a direct flight to and from Qatar and Iloilo?
Equipped with modern equipment, the NIADP which will be operational 24 hours a day could accommodate bigger aircrafts like Airbus 330 and Airbus 340 and even Boeing 747.
Construction of the Iloilo international airport started in 2004 and will be completed on March 18. The airport is being built on a 188-hectare area straddling Sta. Barbara and Cabatuan towns, 24 kilometers west of here.
I’m not sure yet how far will the terminal be from the city, and from Tigbauan. I haven’t seen the area yet.