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Bicol International Airport to be operational starting July 2020

View of Mayon Volcano from Bicol International Airport

Bicol International Airport to start operating this year

This 2020, the Bicol International Airport – which can accommodate around two million passengers every year – will be opening its gates to the public.

It is according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) through its official Facebook account, Jan. 4.

View of Mayon Volcano from Bicol International Airport
View of Mayon Volcano from Bicol International Airport

“Makalipas ang 11 years delay, ang tinaguriang MOST SCENIC GATEWAY sa bansa—ang Bicol International Airport (BIA)—sa Daraga, Albay, ay MALAPIT NANG MATAPOS!” says the DOTr.

It continues that at the moment, the completion rate of the construction of the said international airport is at 62.042 percent. It is anticipated that by July this year, the construction is already done.

It can be recalled that the construction of this airport commenced back in 2008. However, due to what was declared a failed bidding, the construction was delayed.

“At, may bonus pa na tanawin na makikita ang mga pasahero, sa napakagandang view ng bulkang Mayon!” added the DOTr.

Top Things to Do in Bicol

With the opening of the international airport in Bicol this coming July 2020, it is expected that more and more tourists from different parts of the globe are going to visit the place.

Pinangat na Laing
Pinangat na Laing

It is especially because the Bicol regions is home to a wide array of breathtaking tourist spots along with interesting things to do, which include the following:

  • Visiting Quitinday Hills and Nature Park – if you are an adventurous type of person, the Quitinday Hills, and Nature Park is the place to go. This place is akin to the famous Chocolate Hills of Bohol.
  • Visiting the Mayon Volcano – your travel is not complete when you will not visit this very popular, perfect-coned Mount Mayon – the main landmark of the region.
  • Eating Bicolano Dishes – Some of the most famed dishes in this region include the pili ice cream, Bicol Express, pinangat, and more.
  • Swimming with fishes in Sorsogon – In Juag Lagoon Marine Sanctuary, which is located in Matnog, Sorsogon, you can swim with fishes and butanding.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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