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GenSan airport rehab nears completion

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Aviation Updates Philippines – Locals and tourists arriving at the General Santos City International Airport (GSCIA) will soon see a more modern look for their very own expanded and restructured passenger terminal building—originally expected to be completed in 2019.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER. The General Santos City International Airport's renovated passenger terminal building is now months behind of schedule. Photo from Jom Villamil — PPSG GES.
Albeit the reported lack of manpower, the delayed yet sought-after airport development project will finally come into fruition sometime within this year as construction works continue day by day.

The 452-million development project of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) started construction in 2017. The completion and inauguration of the project were supposedly scheduled for June 2019. 
Photo from Jom Villamil — PPSG GES.
GenSan's brand new terminal will feature two passenger boarding jetbridges that directly connect the airport terminal and the aircraft, similar to those installed at major international airports here in the Philippines. This reduces the boarding and deplaning times, thus, reducing longer flight turnarounds. 

The new passenger terminal building is part of DOTr's 959-million development plan for almost all airport facilities in the city. The funding includes the improvement of arrival and departure halls, installation of new navigational equipment, upgrade of water systems, and repair of its powerplant.

The airport did not undergo any major renovations since 1996.

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