Labasa airport upgrade to boost business confidence

Labasa Airport. Picture: FIJI AIRWAYS

The upgrading works carried out at the Labasa Airport will generate business confidence in the North, says Macuata chief Ratu Wiliame Katonivere.

The airport, which was closed for the past three weeks for a $3.2 million upgrading works, has reopened for business.

In thanking Fiji Airports (FA) for a great work, Ratu Wiliame who is also FA’s board director, said the upgrade was significant in the sense that Labasa Airport was the main port of entry into Vanua Levu.

“These improvements will generate business confidence to the northern part of our country,” he said.

“Apart from the runway works, the apron is being expanded to almost twice its size and will be able to accommodate three larger aircraft.”

Fiji Airports chairman Geoffrey Shaw said the upgrading works of the runway had been completed while the apron upgrade would be completed next month.

“Fiji Airports carried out the $1.7 million project to improve the runway surface and to expand the Labasa Airport apron.

“These runway infrastructure improvements come at a substantial cost but underline our commitment to developing our outer island airports into the future. Our passengers flying in and out of Labasa can do so with greater comfort knowing of these upgrades to the airport facilities.”

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