Kagayanons and the people of Northern Mindanao are expecting the completion of Laguindingan Airport this May, as stated in the website of the Department of Transportation and Communications (link). This means the Instrument Landing System (ILS) is already in place that will make the airport ready to accommodate flights at night and even on worse weather conditions. But, it seems that the long wait is not yet over as the Korean contractor is requesting for an extension until November this year. If approved by the DOTC, this would mean more flight cancellations and economic losses for Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao. Ever since it opened last June, passengers going to and from Laguindingan Airport have been experiencing flight cancellations even on light rains because the airport has no precision instruments that enable airplanes to land safely when it is dark.
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