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SMC-led Boracay Airport gears up for international flights


Boracay Airport hopes to begin international operations soon following the expansion of its runway which can now accommodate bigger jets.

San Miguel Corp., operator of the Boracay Airport, is eyeing flights to Caticlan from countries such as South Korea, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Hong kong and Japan.

The company is currently constructing a new and bigger passenger terminal to meet the projected rise in tourist arrivals.

Once completed, the ongoing expansion will transform the Boracay gateway into one of the best and busiest airports in the region.

“With the shift to bigger jets, travelers will now have faster and more convenient access to the island as it takes a mere five-minute ride from the jetty port, the jump off point from the airport, to Boracay island,” SMC said.

“Together with the runway expansion, the Boracay Airport now boasts of an apron that can accommodate up to nine Airbus A320s or Boeing 737-900 aircraft. The old ramp used to host only four turbo propeller aircraft,” it added.

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