re: Whats the status now???
I was at the airport 2 weeks ago. They are extending the runway on both ends, to a total of 2kms! While I was there I saw a Cessna 152 and Cessna 172 on the pattern and did touch and go's and occasional full stop taxi back. Flight training is common here with planes coming from Mactan, Ormoc and Dumaguete.
If an airline would come in to establish a regular route from Manila, it would need a high capacity jet like the A319 or A320 to have the cost per seat mile as competitive as Manila Cebu or Manila Tacloban. Another option is a commuter type aircraft like the ATR72 or the Bombardier Q400 flying out of Mactan.
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