Laguindingan Internatinal Airport between Cagayn de Oro and Iligan received a new title: “Di Malandingan”. This community term implies in simple English “Not very clear for landing”.
The CGY airport operates given that its opening very last 12 months like any 3rd class provincial airstrip. The pilots are on their very own to locate the runway, to see it and then to come to a decision no matter if to land or not. And they do not fly in with a modest Cessna or other 4-seaters. No they appear in with Airbus A320 in highest one particular-course configuration with up to 180 travellers on board.
The whole electronic devices for IFR (Instrument Flight Principles) is continue to missing in CGY, Laguindingan Internatinal Airport . And now we discovered that the target deadline to have lights and air navigation equipment absolutely mounted and operational has been moved from June to November. – Of what year?
The contractor for this products states, that they can only work throughout the night time, when there are no flights.
Meanwhile the CAAP (the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines) documented daily cancelled or re-routed flights from January 10 to 22. Prior to and right after there experienced been only cancellations every single second working day.
And CAAP, as common, has immediately identified the a person, who is accountable: The technical difficulties, are predominantly due to inadequate services and the operate becoming carried out by the contractor.
Extraordinary! Who forgot to get the equipment? Who is managing the task? CAAP!
[Editor’s comment]: This early morning I had to provide any person to CGY aiport. The flight had been scheduled for 06:45 a.m. (5J 382). We had to leave the lodge in Cagayan de Oro at 4:00 a.m. for the reason that the nationwide highway concerning Cagayan de Oro and Laguindingan is 1 massive construction internet site. We necessary only 45 minutes to get there, because most people usual was nevertheless sleeping.
I experienced been pretty astonished to experience a fully lit, 4 lane freeway from Laguindingan village to the airport. I felt , like I were driving to Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok and not to a provincial airport in northern Mindanao. (In pink in the satellite picture below).
When I drove again to Cagayan de Oro at 5:00 a.m., I needed by now above an hour. The first jeepneys and tricycles and pedicabs started out to gradual down all the targeted visitors.
So I repeat my request: Give Laguindingan Internatinal Airport to the Philippine Airforce (PAF) and move professional aviation back again to Lumbia.
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Probably CAAP really should come to be NRCA (Nationwide Highway Construction Authority)?