In what is to be the most simple blessing rites Bariles has ever experienced, the General Santos City International Airport was blessed and prayed over this morning of March 18, 2010 by Diocesan Priest Fr. Joseph Benitez to mark the start of the FIRST PHASE of its renovation and expansion.
Present during the blessing and the ribbon cutting plus the wall-wrecking ceremonies which followed were Representative Darlene Antonino-Custodio of the 1st District of South Cotabato and General Santos City Mayor Jun Acharon. Playing host was Air Transport Office Manager for GenSan Nathaniel Nazareno.
Accoring to ATO Manager Nathaniel Nazareno, the FIRST PHASE of the renovation work which will last from three to four months, and to cost P20million, includes the following:
- The Improvement, widening and renovation of the BAGGAGE CLAIM and WELCOME AREA. A longer carousel to handle more incoming baggage and luggage and checked-in cargo from as many as two planes at once will replace the old one.
- The improvement, widening and renovation of the CHECK-IN AREA which will include the setting up of a CONVEYOR behind the counters to immediately transport the luggage of departing passengers to the build-up area where they will be brought to the cargo compartment of the plane.
- The improvement, widening and renovation of the PRE-DEPARTURE AREA to accommodate more seats for a projected surge in the volume of traffice in the coming months.
The funds for the improvement of the GenSan International Airport which totals P121 million (READ BLOG POST HERE) was mainly through the efforts of Congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio. This will be her legacy to the people of the Soccsksargen Area even as she leaves her seat after the May 2010 elections for a new mandate closer to her people.
hinaut unta pag vacation nko nx yr,,,inig arrived nko sa gensan airport,,,it should be connected to the tube and aero bridges para di nka mubaktas padulong sa arrival area,,,,conducive and very state of the art facilities na ang airport sa gensan.
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@nj_than: Nano lang man ang renovation ng paliparan..hindi majo major. hehehe sa loob sila nag renovate…sana nga lang ilipat na nag pre departure lounge sa taas tapos lagyan ng aerobridge at gawing fully airconditioned…hahays
nano na balita dito… nag umpisa na ba ang renovation… at ano po ang fitsura nag gensan airport pag natopos.. any update pls… parang walang nangyayari sa gensan airport sa ngayon.. hahai
Sana yung buong Socsksargen may project to build Lounge yung entrance na parang mall showcasing the scenery of its place para mamangha ang mga arrival passenger and impress how beautiful is this place to see
FRee Carts must be vry important. Imagine we have to pay P300 to P400 every cart to the porter. kahiya naman….
it’s about time!!! this is great news for everyone!!!
@ BrAvO SiX: Ahahahaha !!! Why Not!.. hala, GOW! LOLS
haaaaayyyyyy at lasssssssssssssssst.
@toinks: as in jud..! KARON NA? hahahahahha! huwat sa ta sa muabotay nga eroplano gikan manila para ihatod ang ato panawagan….nya iputos ug pagka-ayo sa panit sa tuna aron mahibaw-an ang request gikan gensan…!
as in NOW NA!
@Toinks… Now that’s what we call positive suggestion. I think our ATO Manager here can heed to your call,GenSan Airport is catering to the ever growing SocSkSarGen commuters. It’s about time that we have to improve our facilities in a world class facilities/services that we only deserve. Why they should prolong it?
attention Mr. Nazareno: Sir if you can send requirements to ATO head requesting that GSC International indeed is badly needing aero bridges then probably they would arrange additional budget for it…the departure lounge should be at the second level plus we will be needing escalators and make use of the existing elevator. The entire concourse at the check-in and arrival areas MUST be fully air conditioned. If you can make justifications on this to ATO head the better. It is about time. NOW is the time to act! Thanks
Phase 2: construction of departure/arrival gates via air bridges…!
sana naman para hindi mabasa ang mga pasahero pag embarkation at disembarkation sa eroplano…nasubukan nyo na bang madulas sa stairs pagbaba ng eroplano? hahahaha! aguy!
at long last… mugwapo na jud ang atong airport. medyo kalat jud xa tanawon.. walay maintenance.. labi na ang canteen.. pwera gaba.. great job gensan!
Aero bridges!!! XD
hope kasama na diyan yung aero bridge, more toilets, free carts, waiting lounge ng well wishers/welcomers…
Well sana tuloy na tuloy na
That’s great news… It’s time. With more flights added, the airport terminal area needs to be updated. Hope that the renovation / upgrade will just not end with that – I would dream that the Generals will have a world class type of airport and terminals with the capacity to carry not just two flights of arrival at a time but at least four to six flights at a time ( arrival and departure ) to attract more flights and Airlines.
Hope they will also includes shops in renovation so that tourist could have a lots of oppurtunity to shop and dine while waiting for their flights…
Kudos to the people of Gensan. YOU DESERVE THIS AND MUCH MORE!!!
sana po,,,free trolleys are available na,,,,this is what i dont like in GES airport…
At long last, the time has finally. I do hope that our airport facilities are as good with our other local airports such as Davao & Iloilo, kahit di malaki masyado since passengers traffic are not yet that busy.
Aero bridges badly needed!! Pre daparture area must be in the 2nd floor na. Not to mention toilets please…goodness. toilets are in desperate need of renovation and improvement.
this has been long overdue….its high time to facelift it. hopoe that there are no hidden agenda as election is past approaching.
wow thats good news! gsc airpiort really needs to improve its services..sana tuloy tuloy na ang impovement by putting up aero bridge going into the plane.ala namang gamit yung taas eh sayang din…heheh though the renevation has just started so one step at a time..kudos to gensan and thanks to our petite but hardworking congresswoman
Ayos! Magandang GENSAN na talaga!
Is it initial budget? hope there is a tube so that no need for us to go down by stairs and walking to the airport building. What i know as blog before there is 121 modernization project for this airport. Well at least sana sa bakasyun ko makita ko to
sana ilipat na nila ang pre departyure lounge sa may second floor ng terminal bldg. then sana lalagyan na rin nila nag mga earo bridges. NOW nA! hehe
Thank u po
kelan po matatapos?
Yes! At the right PLACE at the right TIME… medyo nabubulok na kasi terminal ng AIRPORT eh! = (
More to come!!!! that’s 4 sure…. 121 Million ata allocated amount eh!