Laguindingan Airport – lights on!
Laguindingan Airport in Cagayan de Oro had been the subject of many jokes since it opened its doors on June 15, 2013. But now Laguindingan Airport management, announced that the inaugural night-flight would be held either in the first or second week of November, this year!
The Korean contractor, SKY-KR Consortium, finished the installation of all Air Navigation System and Support Facilities (ANSSF) ahead of the target completion date of November 20. This includes runway lights, taxiway lights, approach lights, beacon lights, and apron lighting system. Also installed are the Instrument Landing System (ILS) and VHF Omni Directional Radio Range (VOR), Read also here…
The VOR antenna of Laguindingan airport. Photo taken on September 13, 2014.
End of October, CAAP will do test-flights to adjust coordinates, levels and bearings. to comply with the international standards.
At present, the Laguindingan Airport has an average of 19 inbound and 19 outbound flights per day. Operating hours are from dawn to sunset, 06:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. It seems that airlines would schedule early morning and night flights by December. In spite of the full name of Laguindingan International Airport, international flights are not yet planned. The airport management informs that they can even accommodate international flights, but there are still lots of concern about feasibility.