By Ariel Fernandez
Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) set to inaugurate the new passengers terminal building at Maasin Airport in the province of Leyte on July 2.
Maasin Airport also served as a backup entry point for relief goods and medicine deliveries during the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda, proving its capability and potential to serve as an alternate airport to Tacloban City’s Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport.
It is also one of the community airports under the CAAP National Airport System and is the only airport serving the region of Southern Leyte.
The new Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) project aims to upgrade the airport from a community airport to a standard principal class 2 airport and in order for the airport to meet its increasing air transport demands.