By: AirTravellerPH Staff
Sangley Airport has finally commenced its very first operational dry run last October 29 when a CebGo ATR 72-500 cargo aircraft landed in its runway. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade together with Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, DOTr officials, officials of the Philippine Air Force and Navy witnessed the arrival of the maiden flight. The Sangley Airport is located opposite to the Danilo Atienza Air Base.
In a report by the DOTr, Secretary Tugade announced that the full dry run will conclude in seven (7) days before its inauguration in the coming days, formalizing the opening of the Sangley Airport.
Secretary Tugade said, “The dry run will be finished in seven days. After seven days, it will be operational as an ideal operating identity. Of course, kailangan natin i-inaugurate ‘yan, pero gusto ko maging operational talaga as a normal airport in seven days. Magkakaroon ‘ho ng inauguration na kung saan magbibigay galang at magbibigay pugay tayo sa Office of the President at Office of the Executive Secretary at sasabihin sa kanila, ‘Sir, handa na ‘ho ‘yung Sangley Airport, i-inaugurate niyo na’.”
Cavite Governor Remulla on the other hand thanked DOTr Secretary Tugade for the airport infrastructure which will help contribute to the development of Cavite.
“The transformation from a moribund facility to a first-class facility for cargo and eventually for passengers is a big development for our province,” Remulla said.
Inspections were also conducted on the passenger terminal building, the runway, and the hangar.
The Sangley Airport started construction last 2018 and worked on a 24/7 schedule in order to meet the 2019 target date after President Rodrigo Duterte pushed for its operations to help decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
The Sangley Airport is equipped with a passenger terminal which can accomodate up to 160 passengers on a single given time, two hangars, Flight Information Display Systems, parking area, drainage system, access road, power house, cistern tank, CCTV, baggage carousel, x-ray machines, weighing conveyor, fire trucks, and more.