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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Some NAIA Flights To Be Diverted To Sangley Airport Before Yearend— DOTr


Due to the congestion issues at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport that it does not seem to accommodate the volume of air passenger going to and from the airport, President Dutert directed Department of Transportation (DOTr) to divert some of its flights to Sangley Airport in Cavite before the year-end.



Due to the congestion issues at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport that it does not seem to accommodate the volume of air passenger going to and from the airport, President Dutert directed Department of Transportation (DOTr) to divert some of its flights to Sangley Airport in Cavite before the year-end.        Ads    President Rodrigo Duterte wants Sangley Airport to be operational by November 2019 to accommodate international and domestic flights to decongest air traffic at the NAIA in Pasay City. The directive was made at the 38th Cabinet meeting.  According to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade informed the President of the plan to commence the operation of Sangley airport by December this year. However, the president said that December would be a bit late and he wat the airport to be operational in November.   The DOTr has proposed to transfer general aviation flights or domestic flights to Sangley Point by yearend, once the ongoing rehabilitation works in the former military base, Danilo Atienza Air Base, are completed.  The development of the former airbase into an airport is expected to ease air congestion at the country's main gateway.  As to the issue of the proximity of the Sangley Airport, Tugade, in his presentation during the 38th Cabinet meeting, said there would be ferries that will operate from Mall of Asia in Pasay City to Sangley which the travel will take about "18 to 24 minutes."  Ads          Sponsored Links  Panelo said that the President was displeased about the congestion and flight delays which is often happening at the NAIA, hence he wanted the Sangley Airport operation to be expedited.      Sangley Airport Infrastructure Group Inc., a consortium led by Solar Group's All-Asia Resources and Reclamation Inc., submitted in March 2018 a $12-billion unsolicited proposal to finance, construct, and develop a new airport in Sangley, Cavite that will be called "Philippine Sangley International Airport."

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President Rodrigo Duterte wants Sangley Airport to be operational by November 2019 to accommodate international and domestic flights to decongest air traffic at the NAIA in Pasay City.
The directive was made at the 38th Cabinet meeting.

According to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade informed the President of the plan to commence the operation of Sangley airport by December this year. However, the president said that December would be a bit late and he wat the airport to be operational in November.

The DOTr has proposed to transfer general aviation flights or domestic flights to Sangley Point by yearend, once the ongoing rehabilitation works in the former military base, Danilo Atienza Air Base, are completed.

The development of the former airbase into an airport is expected to ease air congestion at the country's main gateway.

As to the issue of the proximity of the Sangley Airport, Tugade, in his presentation during the 38th Cabinet meeting, said there would be ferries that will operate from Mall of Asia in Pasay City to Sangley which the travel will take about "18 to 24 minutes."
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Panelo said that the President was displeased about the congestion and flight delays which is often happening at the NAIA, hence he wanted the Sangley Airport operation to be expedited.



Sangley Airport Infrastructure Group Inc., a consortium led by Solar Group's All-Asia Resources and Reclamation Inc., submitted in March 2018 a $12-billion unsolicited proposal to finance, construct, and develop a new airport in Sangley, Cavite that will be called "Philippine Sangley International Airport."
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