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Monday, February 1, 2021

Baguio city readies opening of Loakan airport for commercial flights

Photo Courtesy || PAL Wikipedia

Cordillera - The opening of the Loakan airport for commercial flights to facilitate easier and more convenient way for tourists to visit the Baguio is nearing its realization. 

The city government is working closely with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for the opening of the airport to resolve and address flight safety issues. 

Last month, an airline company has conducted test flight from Manila to the only airport of Baguio city to prepare for the resumption of commercial flights.

The city has started evaluating and assessing safety requirements of the airport such as constructing an alternative road at the western part of the airport to permanently close the road used by pedestrian and motorists.

Police from Station 4 and personnel from the Aviation Security Group were tasked to provide traffic assistance during flights.

Required traffic signages at the airport are also being put in place and trimming of trees besides the airport is being done by the City Environment and Parks Management Office.

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Baguio city mayor Benjamin Magalong is hopeful that the opening of the Loakan airport for commercial flight will help in reviving the tourism industry of the city.

"The resumption of flights... will play a key role in convincing high-end tourists to prioritize Baguio City as one their preferred destination," Magalong said.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has opened up its interest in providing Manila-Baguio and Baguio-Manila for tourists.



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