THE Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport (DZR), also known as the Tacloban airport, is set to resume normal operations today, May 7, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) said.
Caap said that runway repairs were finished three days ahead of the targeted completion.
The airport was initially supposed to open on May 10.
“Effective 5 a.m. of May 7, 2015, Tacloban Airport will be back to normal operation that caters Airbus flights,” Caap's notice to the public relayed by Tacloban Airport Manager Antonio Alfonso showed.
The notice also stated that the airport's hours of operation will be 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Management has requested passengers to coordinate with their respective airlines regarding flight details and arrangements.
With the resumption of normal operations at Tacloban Airport, bigger aircraft will already be allowed to mount flights that bring in more passengers.
To recall, operations at the airport were limited due to efforts of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to rehabilitate what was among the most heavily damaged airports by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which hit the country on November 8, 2013.
DOTC said that improvements for the damaged Tacloban Airport cost about P43.65 million. (PNA)