The Boracay Airport in Caticlan, officially known as the Godofredo P. Ramos Airport, is set to undergo improvements with a $300 million investment from TransAire Development Holdings Corporation.
The top priority of the project is the extension of the airport’s runway, from 950 meters to 2,100 meters. This will allow the Boracay Airport to accommodate more international flights to the Philippines’ seventh busiest airport.
Aside from the runway extension, a new terminal, commercial facilities, and modern equipment will also be added to provide improved services for the thousands of local and foreign tourists using the airport every day. Boracay Airport is the nearest of the two airports—the other being Kalibo Airport—in Panay Island that fly tourists to Boracay island.
TransAire, a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation, manages the airport in Caticlan, which served over half a million passengers in 2009. TransAire expects that this volume of passengers could multiply to 3 million in 2015 after the expansion project is completed this 2014.