The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) are inviting local and international companies to submit comparative proposals for the upgrade, expansion, operations, and maintenance of the Laguindingan International Airport.

This project, an unsolicited proposal from Aboitiz InfraCapital, Inc., was accepted by DOTr and CAAP following the provisions of Republic Act No. 11966 or the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Code of the Philippines.

The comparative challenge process involves the submission of comparative proposals to finance, design, construct, operate, and maintain the Laguindingan International Airport under a 30-year concession period.

Prospective comparative proponents/challengers interested in participating may visit this LINK for the submission details.

The Laguindingan International Airport upgrade project is recognized as one of the Infrastructure Flagship Projects of the national government. It aims to enhance connectivity to the Northern Mindanao region, which includes five provinces: Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Bukidnon, and Camiguin, along with the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan.

Moreover, the project seeks to define an aviation strategy for new airlines and connections including development of international flights, expand airport capacity according to market demand, introduce sustainable concepts, and enhance passenger experience through operational and environmental improvements.