The expansion of Butuan airport passenger terminal building is ongoing and is scheduled to finish on December 2014 paving the way for another major infrastructure development of the City. The on-going expansion is answer to increasing passengers and to upgrade the physical facilities of the airport.
Butuan airport is now on the verge of becoming a major gateway in Mindanao after the expansion of passenger terminal as it answer the increasing demands of the peoples in Butuan and neighboring provinces and cities.
One possible contribution is the relocation of Cagayan de Oro airport to Laguindingan, the Laguindingan International airport. Due to its distance from Cagayan de Oro City, many of the passengers coming from the eastern part of Misamis Oriental are moving to Butuan because of its convenient way in reaching the airport compare to Laguindingan International Airport. Aside from the distance, the other issue is the inconvenient traffic condition in going to Cagayan de Oro City.
Added more contribution is the completion of Butuan – Malaybalay road in the future in which peoples in Bukidnon has an easy access to Butuan airport.