After Bulacan, Ramon Ang now eyeing to develop Baguio airport

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Businessman Ramon Ang is looking to revive and operate the Loakan Airport in Baguio City, following a request made by Mayor Benjamin Magalong.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 24) — Businessman Ramon Ang is eyeing another airport project, this time to revive a defunct gateway in Baguio City, north of the country.

Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong said he met with Ang in Manila to discuss plans to revive the Loakan Airport, which ceased commercial operations since 1990. Several aircraft have reportedly found it hard to land and take off in the airport surrounded by mountain ranges, which has resulted in numerous deadly crashes.

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According to Magalong, Ang expressed interest to operate and manage the small airport. He said Ang also offered to build an elevated highway around the summer capital, which is now contending with heavy traffic due to the growing volume of tourists and locals.

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Magalong has been pushing for the reopening of the Loakan Airport under his watch.

"His technical experts will prepare the design and will formally submit the unsolicited proposal in due time," Magalong said in a Facebook post, where he shared a photo of his meeting with Ang, president and chief operating officer of San Miguel Corporation.

Prior to this, San Miguel volunteered to build a ₱734-billion international gateway in Bulacan. The four-runway airport is slated to be the alternative to the congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila, and is eyed to accommodate up to 100 million passengers yearly.