A new access road is proposed to combine Noveleta in Cavite to NAIAX to provide faster travel from the NAIA airport to Sangley Point.
Noveleta Mayor Dino Reyes-Chua has petitioned to all government agencies concerned, notably the Department of Public Works and Highways and the Department of Transportation, to further urge the opening of the new access road.
“I already have the study for the new proposed access road called ‘Novelex’ (Noveleta Expressway) that could connect to Cavitex and Naiax as well as Skyway,” said Reyes-Chua.
He stressed that the access road going to Noveleta up to Cavite City is a major consideration that the government must address in the commercial operation of Sangley airport.
The proposed access road is only 2 kilometers road that can be easily constructed in less than 1 year, Reyes-Chua added.
Upon completion of this access road, he said, Sangley Airport can be reached in less than 1 hour from NAIA terminals in Metro Manila.
“This is way far better compared to Clark Airport which will take 3 hours to 4 hours. If we talk about the distance, Sangley is way better than Clark,” said Reyes-Chua, who is also co-owner of SkyJet Airlines.
He explained that Noveleta Town in Cavite is the touchpoint to Cavite City’s Sangley Airbase. He also said that the current runway at Sangley can be used even without reclamation.
“It is perfect to accommodate domestic flights and general aviation flights, “said Chua, who personally called for the opening of Sangley Airport as early as 2017 as the answer to NAIA traffic congestion.
Motorists cannot arrive at Sangley by land without first crossing the town of Noveleta.
Aside from the access road, the capacity of the passenger terminal must be addressed. According to the DOTr, the Sangley passenger terminal can only hold 100 passengers at a given time. This indicates that a maximum of only 2 – 3 commercial turbo-prop aircrafts will be allowed to operate here at a given period.
News source: Manila Bulletin