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The Newly Improved Maasin Airport Is Now Open

The new passenger terminal building can serve 150 passengers daily.

(SPOT.ph) The country’s first resort airport in Cebu was recently inaugurated aside from a new terminal in San Vicente, and a new Budji Layug-designed terminal building is in the works in Clark. Now comes the new passenger terminal building of the Maasin Airport in Southern Leyte, which was inaugurated by the Department of Transportation on July 2.

 


 

Currently the only airport that caters to the Southern Leyte province, the new terminal building is slated to upgrade the Maasin Airport from a community airport to a standard Principal Class 2 airport, in order to meet rising flight demands. The new terminal can now accommodate 150 passengers daily, in comparison to the airport’s former 50-person seating capacity.

 


Maasin's Monte Cueva, an underground church hidden inside a cave

 


The beautiful Cagnituan Falls.

 

According to Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugadeother improvements for the Maasin Airport slated for the near future include the expansion of the airport’s runway from 1.3 kilometers to 1.8 kilometers, as well as the overall installments of air-conditioners in the building. Maasin’s newest airport is a great excuse to finally visit the province’s underrated sights, such as Monte Cueva, a church hidden inside a cave; the beautiful Cagnituan Falls; and Molopolo-Sta. Cruz Marine Sanctuary.

 

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