MCIA cuts short weekend runway closure to accommodate diverted flights

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/15/2018

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) closed its runway for only an hour on Saturday instead of the usual four-hour closure to provide enough parking space for diverted aircrafts. In a press statement, MCIA management said they…

MCIA runway closure to affect 800 flights Air passengers advised to adjust flight plans

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/30/2018

Air travelers in and out of Cebu are advised to check with their respective airlines for possible changes or cancellations of their flights when the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) will start the daily five-hour closure…

MCIA runway repair set in Sept

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/13/2018

Airlines told to reschedule flights Passengers are advised to plan their travels ahead with the scheduled nighttime closure of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) runway in September to facilitate asphalt overlay. Mary Ann Dimabayao, public information…

AirAsia to transfer int’l flights to MCIA’s new Terminal 2

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/19/2018

With the opening of the new Terminal 2 of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) next month, AirAsia Philippines has announced its transfer of international flights to and from Cebu at the new terminal by July 1.…

Vinta grounds 30 flights, strands 200 passengers

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/22/2017

Christmas is the best time to go home especially for Filipinos who spend months working overseas for their family. So when Nerie Quiñonez, 45, learned that their 10:45 a.m. connecting flight from Cebu to Tandag City in…

Cebu flights canceled due to bad weather

Morexette B. Erram 12/21/2017

More flights from Mactan Cebu Airport bound for Mindanao were canceled as Tropical Storm Vinta threatens the Caraga region. In an advisory issued past 7 p.m. today, five flights from Philippine Airlines (PAL) from Cebu bound to…

Flights resume as Bali’s volcano-hit airport gets back to business

AFP 11/30/2017

  Thousands of foreign tourists were leaving Bali by plane Thursday following a nearly three-day airport shutdown sparked by a rumbling volcano on the Indonesian holiday island. The alert level on Mount Agung remains at maximum, but…

Why Cebu can continue to attract more Asian visitors

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/14/2017

DESPITE similarities among countries in the Asean region, a local tourism stakeholder pointed out that the Philippines, particularly Cebu, can still draw more Asian visitors with its diverse and unique product offerings. This comes as Central Visayas,…

PAL to open Cebu-Bangkok flights

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/14/2017

Amid increasing public demand for direct non-stop flights from Asian destinations to Central Visayas, national flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is set to open a service between Cebu and Bangkok starting Dec. 2. In a statement, PAL said…

Two Sino airlines start flights to Cebu from China

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/06/2017

TWO Chinese airlines expressed optimism over the vast opportunities here as they launched new flights between Cebu and China last week. On November 1, the Mactan–Cebu International Airport (MCIA) welcomed flights from its two newest airline partners,…

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