ILOILO AIRPORT GETS P190M: P7.5 billion set to upgrade 22 airports

Lawmaker bares updated list of airports with fresh allocations under 2024 Aviation Transport Infrastructure Program

Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr., vice chairperson of the House committee on appropriations, has released the updated list of airports that will be receiving fresh funding under the national government’s 2024 Aviation Transport Infrastructure Program.

“The new funding allocations per airport are itemized in the 2024 General Appropriations Law,” Campos said in a statement on Wednesday.

“All told, Congress has earmarked P7.5 billion this year for the construction, rehabilitation and improvement of various airports and navigational facilities, including the procurement of equipment,” Campos said.

“The spending is meant to sustain the modernization and expansion of the country’s aviation hubs in time for the projected full recovery of global air traffic in 2025,” Campos pointed out.

“Of course, we are also counting on the spending to enhance the overall travel experience of passengers,” Campos said.

Campos named the 22 airports and their corresponding allocations for new infrastructure spending as follows:

  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), for a new Communications, Navigation and Surveillance-Air Traffic Management (CNS-ATM) System, P1.64 billion;
  • Pag-Asa Island Airport, P1.5 billion;
  • Kalibo International Airport, P581 million;
  • Laoag International Airport, P500 million;
  • Bukidnon Airport, P320 million;
  • Puerto Princesa Airport, P300 million;
  • New Zamboanga International Airport, P300 million;
  • Central Mindanao (M’lang) Airport, P300 million;
  • Catbalogan Airport, P250 million;
  • Daet Airport, P225 milllion;
  • New Manila International Airport, P200 million;
  • Candon Airport, P200 million;
  • Borongan Airport, P200 million;
  • Iloilo International Airport, P190 million;
  • Tuguegarao Airport, P150 million;
  • Bacon Airport, P100 million;
  • Maasin Airport, P100 million;
  • Tandag Airport, P100 million;
  • Jolo Airport, P100 million;
  • Mati Airport, P100 million;
  • Surigao Airport, P80 million; and
  • Vigan Airport, P70 million.