[Philippines] Philippines, Japan sign loan deal for New Bohol Airport expansion

THE PHILIPPINE and Japanese governments signed on Monday the supplemental loan agreement for the ongoing New Bohol Airport expansion project on Panglao Island. “This supplemental loan will cover the extension of the runway from 2,000 meters to 2,500 meters. This will enable the airport to accommodate large commercial aircraft,” Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III…

[Thailand] Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi airport sees US$4.3 billion expansion as arrivals rise

Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) is seen during dusk in Bangkok, Feb 20, 2018. (Photo: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha) BANGKOK: Airports of Thailand Pcl (AOT) plans to invest 140 billion baht (US$4.26 billion) to expand the country’s main airport as it expects an increase in passenger arrivals, a senior executive said on Monday (Oct 8). Suvarnabhumi airport will add a second satellite…

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[Malaysia] Malaysia upgrading airports to cope with growing passenger numbers

MALAYSIA airports are replacing manual body searches with X-ray machines and scanners. By 2020, visitors Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and low-cost carrier terminal KLIA2 will not be subjected to physical searches by airport security officers. The scanners are one of the many improvements that Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) have been working on to…

[Indonesia] Palu airport opens 24 hours for relief flights

Thousands of local residents surround a Hercules aircraft on Monday at Mutiara SIS Al-Jufri Airport in Palu, Central Sulawesi. The airport has commenced 24-hour relief operations on Tuesday to support post-disaster humanitarian efforts. (The Jakarta Post/Andi Hajramurni) Mutiara SIS Al-Jufri Airport in the Central Sulawesi capital of Palu has commenced 24-hour operations on Tuesday for relief flights transporting…

[Singapore] Singapore to replace paper arrival cards for foreign visitors with electronic version

Travellers lining up at the immigration counters at Changi Airport.  SINGAPORE: Foreign visitors to Singapore will soon not have to fill up paper arrival cards, and can instead submit their information online before their trip. The disembarkation/embarkation cards, which foreigners entering Singapore are required to submit on arrival, contain information such as travellers’ flight numbers…