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PAL’s Cebu-Baguio flight welcomed by Loakan (Baguio) Airport


The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) announced having assessed and ensured the readiness of the Loakan Airport in Baguio and its facilities, to handle commercial operations in accordance with the operational, security, and technical standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) in the months prior up until the last day before the airport welcomed the maiden flight from Cebu on December 16, 2022.

“The successful landing and take off of PAL flight PR2230 flight to and from Loakan (Baguio) Airport yesterday, is proof of the work that all the concerned agencies has put into in order to provide this new service to the Filipino people and connect the Visayan region to Northern Luzon,” said Apolonio.

CAAP Director General Captain Manuel Antonio Tamayo said, “this accomplishment is a milestone CAAP is determined to provide more to our passengers. We will continue in our work and guarantee that the our passengers can expect that the airport will receive even further developments.”

According to spokesperson Eric Apolonio, CAAP will continuously monitor the airport and conduct further assessments to ensure that Loakan (Baguio) Airport is only providing safe, reliable, comfortable, and convenient service to its passengers and stakeholders.

CAAP has rigorously prepared for the re-opening of Loakan (Baguio) Airport to commercial operations, in coordination with the Baguio City LGU, Philippine Airlines (PAL), Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group (PNP AVSEGROUP), Office for Transportation Security (OTS), and other concerned agencies, Apolonio added.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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