Northern Cagayan International Airport
|Northern Cagayan International Airport|
|IATA: none – ICAO: none|
|Operator||Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines|
|Location||Barangay San Mariano and Dagupan, Lal-lo, Cagayan|
The Northern Cagayan International Airport is an airport in Barangays San Mariano and Dagupan in Lal-lo town currently under construction and is set to open in 4th quarter of 2013.[needs update] Cagayan Land Property Development Corp. was awarded the contract to build the airport at a cost of 1.66 billion Philippine pesos. The NCIA airport has been built to support the Cagayan Special Economic Zone in northern Cagayan in tandem with Port Irene that will handle seaborne traffic.
The Northern Cagayan International Airport will have a 2,200-meter runway, with a width of 45 meters, following the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Once completed, the international airport can accommodate large aircraft such as the Airbus A320.
In September 2009, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority and private consortium Cagayan Land Property Development Corp. (CLPDC) signed the 50-year joint venture agreement to build the international airport. The joint venture has CLPDC contributing 58.3% in equity or P966 million while CESA's share is 41.7% or P691 million.
Philippine senator, Juan Ponce Enrile landed on February 19, 2013 to pay a visit on the on-going construction of the airport runway. The airport is expected to open domestic and international traffic by the end of 2014.
The airport has a 2.1 kilometer 45 meter runway that could accommodate an A-320 planes.