DOTr to night-rate, extend runway of Tandag Airport in Surigao del Sur | Inquirer News
Close  

DOTr to night-rate, extend runway of Tandag Airport in Surigao del Sur

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 04:48 AM February 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) committed to night-rate the Tandag Airport in Surigao del Sur and extend its runway in a bid to entice airlines to fly there.

ADVERTISEMENT

In a pre-recorded situation briefing at Surigao del Sur aired Tuesday, President Rodrigo Duterte asked Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade if his office could night-rate the province’s Tandag Airport.

“Yes, we’ll do that,” Tugade, speaking partly in Filipino, told Duterte. “What’s imporant for being night-rated is the demographics of the passengers. In fact, the airlines, as of now, are not yet convinced to fly here because of what they call the unprofitable route.”

FEATURED STORIES

“Is there a need to improve it for passengers to come? Or is there are need for passengers first before you improve it? My feeling is that the style of, if I may say, China is to build the improvements and let the people come,” he added.

Tugade also noted that the DOTr aimed to finish the extension of Tandag Airport’s runway from 1.4 kilometers to 1.6 kilometers by the end of 2021.

“In due time, the night rate will come,” Tugade said.

The President visited Surigao del Sur on Tuesday to see firsthand the effects of Tropical Storm Auring on the province.

He also presided over a situational briefing with his Cabinet members and Surigao del Sur officials.

[atm]
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Surigao del Sur, Tandag, Tandag Airport, Tandag City
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.