Cavite’s new Sangley Airport to decongest NAIA terminals

The newly inaugurated Sangley Airport. Credits to Department of Transportation Philippines

The new Sangley Airport in Cavite City is anticipated to decongest terminals at the Philippines’ main gateway, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

The construction of the airport south of Manila was targeted to be finished by March 2020 but it was inaugurated ahead of schedule on February 15, 2020.

Sangley Airport is deemed 100% operational and includes the following features:

  • a passenger terminal building that can cater to 160 passengers at any given time
  • two (2) hangars
  • Flight Information Display Systems (FIDS)
  • baggage carousel
  • x-ray machines
  • weighing conveyor
  • parking area
  • access road
  • drainage system
  • power house
  • cistern tank
  • CCTV
  • fire trucks

The airport is set to cater to routes/flights to island tourist destinations.

Sangley Airport is currently being utilized for general aviation operations, with its newly-constructed facilities ready to cater to turbo-prop aircraft for its initial commercial cargo operations that can run from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

To show support to the new airport, aviation companies such as Asian aerospace, INAEC aviation, World Aviation, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Aboitiz Inc., Alphaland, Air Mabuhay, 1Avition, PAGSS, PAIRCARGO, Petron, and Phoenix have already expressed commitment and interest to operate and utilize these facilities.

Alphaland has announced it will be transferring its Manila and Clark Operations to the new airport. The airport’s hangars will also be used for Cebgo’s cargo operations’ transfer at Sangley.

The Philippines’ internationally-acclaimed airports include the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), ranked Top 44 in the World’s Best Airports for Business Travellers in the 2019 list and Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), ranked 16th and Iloilo International Airport (ILO), ranked in 18th place, among Asia’s Best Airports in the annual Sleeping in Airports survey.

London-based research firm Skytrax travelers worldwide also ranked NAIA in 10th place in Skytrax’s Top 10 World’s Most Improved Airports.

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