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Bukidnon Airport (Maraymaray Airstrip) in Don Carlos, Bukidnon

This is the proposed Bukidnon Airport in Don Carlos, Bukidnon. It is currently an abandoned airstrip. Decades ago Philippine Airlines (PAL) used to operate here & the Cojuangco's were one of its well known users.

The photos in this gallery show the condition of Maraymaray Airstrip as of late February 2009.
Sugarcane is planted alongside the abandoned airstrip. Farther out are pineapple plantations owned by Del Monte & TADECO**.

Coordinates: 7°42'41"N 124°57'4"E

NEWS:
Aug 6, 2013. CAAP says Maraymaray, Don Carlos is the final site for a domestic airport in Bukidnon.

Sep 1, 2012. MindaNews reports that the CAAP has recommended the dev't of the existing airstrip in Maraymaray into an int'l airport.

Mar 28, 2011. A Bukidnon news headline announced, "Bukidnon airport to be constructed in 2012 – Sen. Zubiri". The article says that Sen. Zubiri said, "the target is by 2012 the project’s airstrip will already be available for use by smaller planes." and "By 2014, . . . the airport could serve . . . planes plying routes like Cebu-Bukidnon and later Manila-Bukidnon."

Dec 1, 2010. Pres. AQUINO said, "I would be directing director general of NEDA to study the feasibility and placement of an airport more central in Mindanao so that distances to and from various areas will make more economic sense”.

April 2, 2008. A resolution passed on April 2, 2008 by the Bukidnon Provincial Board and addressed to the governor proposed the development into a domestic airport an unused airstrip in Barangay* Maraymaray, Municipality of Don Carlos.

*Village
** See TADECO gallery at: http://www.pbase.com/philippineaviation/tadeco_davao
Entrance to Barangay Maraymaray
Entrance to Barangay Maraymaray
Looking north from mid airstrip with Kitanglad Range in the background
Looking north from mid airstrip with Kitanglad Range in the background
North threshold
North threshold
Looking south
Looking south
Looking north from the southern end of the airstrip
Looking north from the southern end of the airstrip
Settlement beside airstrip
Settlement beside airstrip
Farm implement makes use of the airstrip
Farm implement makes use of the airstrip
Entering the airstrip
Entering the airstrip