Sun, 17 Aug 2008
at Labo Airport,
Since the opening of Ozamiz airport last July 2007, Air philippines and PAL express have offered flights to Manila and Cebu respectively. Passengers and cargoes have increased significantly due to its strategic location. Ozamiz airport serves the areas of Ozamiz city, Oroquieta city, Tangub city, parts of Lanao del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur. I heard that Cebu Pacific Air is also flying to Ozamiz in September 2008 by offering Manila flights via Cebu using their ATR 72 plane. The entry of another airline in Ozamiz will definitely boost travel, business and tourism in Misamis Occidental and its neighboring provinces. Works for the improvement of the airport already started in the first quarter of 2008. Expansion of the tarmac, construction of a new passenger arrival building with a luggage carousel/conveyor, installation of the baggage scanner and walk-through detector and car park fencing are almost finished. Ozamiznons are eagerly awaiting for installation of runway lights and extension/expansion of the runway so that bigger aircrafts can land at the airport.