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The New Iloilo Airport at Cabatuan, Iloilo

News Blog about the New Iloilo Airport

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The new Iloilo Airport in perspective

PIA Press Release. 6/12/2007
by ES Subong

Cabatuan, Iloilo (12 June) -- The New Iloilo Airport which will be opened for commercial flights starting June 14, is a modern 188-hectare complex located in the town of Cabatuan, Iloilo, about 20 kilometers away from the old airport with state-of-the-art facilities. It is designed to handle 1.2 million passengers and 11,500 tons of cargoes per year and can accommodate aircraft as big as Airbus 330 with a seating capacity of 276.

The airport is accessible via the three-kilometer lane asphalt paved main access road connected from the main highway, with a 2.5-meter center island barrier planted with a variety of palm trees, eucalyptus among others. It has 82 double arm lampposts for lighting purposes.

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