Royal Air Philippines recently launched flights last Sunday between the Northern part of Cagayan province to Macau utilizing its BAe Avro RJ1000 jet. The airline will initially operate commercial flights Cagayan North International Airport (CNIA), Lal-lo to Macau and vice versa twice a week. Domestic flights to Lal-lo from Clark is also scheduled twice a week.
Last June 23, 2016, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines or CAAP granted a new certification for the airport to handle aircraft with a capacity of 100 seats, from a previous 29-seats only. CNIA can now accomodate narrow-body aircraft like the Airbus 320 and Boeing 737.
The CNIA, located in the municipality of Lal-lo in Cagayan province, was built to support the CEZA in northern Cagayan - along with Port Irene that would handle seaborne traffic. Growth in tourists and investments are expected in the area with the launch of commercial flights to and from Lal-lo.