The Tacloban City Airport in the Philippines will be upgraded to an international airport by 2025 once ongoing upgradation and construction projects are completed. Some of the main work includes the construction of a new passenger terminal building. The PHP1.96 billion terminal project will be executed in two stages, with work on phase 1 currently more than 47 per cent complete. The second phase is scheduled to commence in the first half of 2023.
Once completed, the passenger terminal will be able to cater to 1,670 passengers. Additionally, the existing passenger terminal will also be upgraded. A runway extension project is also expected to be completed in 2024, increasing the length from 2.1 km to 2.5 km. Upgrading to the international runway length standards will allow the airport to accommodate international flights.
By 2027, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will complete work on the new terminal building and control tower, expand the runway, set up a safety area on both ends and build a taxiway leading to the new apron.