BANTAYAN ISLAND, Oct. 18 -- Bigger airplanes will land soon on this island as commercial operations of the Bantayan Island Airport is set to start by the end of 2020.

Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia, together with officials from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), led the inspection on Saturday of the ongoing construction of the airport's 1.2-kilometer runway extension project.

The new Bantayan airport terminal project, located in Barangay Okoy, Santa Fe town, can accommodate 60-seater commercial planes.

This comes as the Cebu provincial government officially reopened the tourism industry here after months of closure due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis.

Garcia reiterated her stand on gradually reopening ...