Cebu Pacific Air will operate its international flights arriving at and departing from Cebu at the new terminal of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) beginning July 1
Local low-cost airline Cebu Pacific Air has announced that beginning July 1, it will operate its international flights arriving at and departing from Cebu at the new terminal of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the company said in a press release dated June 28.
“[Cebu Pacific] will join 21 other carriers with international flights to and from Cebu in the resort-themed passenger terminal,” it said.
The airline further detailed that it will be moving its eight international routes into the new MCIA terminal, which links Cebu to Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore. There will be shuttle buses that will transport passengers between the two MCIA terminals every 10 minutes.
Touted as the country’s first resort-airport, MCIA Terminal 2 is scheduled to begin commercial operations on July 1. It was inaugurated last June 7 by President Rodrigo Duterte, making it the third public-private partnership (PPP) project to be launched under the Duterte administration.
The new terminal is expected to boost annual passenger capacity from 4.5 million to 12.5 million, easing congestion in the country’s second largest airport by passenger volume. It has also received global recognition for its unique design, with President Duterte calling it “the most beautiful airport in the country today” during the inauguration.
The construction of MCIA Terminal 2 was a PPP project awarded to GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp., a consortium consisting of Philippine-based Megawide Construction Corp. and India-based GMR Infrastructure Ltd., back in 2014. The consortium was granted the exclusive contract to operate the MCIA for 25 years.
Lorenzo Kyle Subido is a staff writer of Entrepreneur PH