MCIA to close runway for six hours on Friday

Agnes B. Alpuerto 08/10/2017

CEBU CITY — Expect some flights to be delayed on Friday as the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) runway will be closed for six hours to allow the preliminary works of the second phase of the runway…

CAAP probes co-pilot’s death

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/19/2016

The reported death of a co-pilot of a Cebu-bound Cebu Pacific flight from Singapore last Saturday prompted an investigation from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and an appeal from a co-pilot’s friend to the…

More Cebuanos should sit at MCIAA Board

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/23/2016

CONGRESSMAN Raul del Mar has proposed amendments to the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) Charter so more Cebuanos can sit in the body’s Board of Directors. Del Mar, who represents Cebu City’s 1st District, said he…

Cebu Pacific plane aborts takeoff after wheel caught fire

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/26/2016

One of Cebu Pacific’s (CEB) propeller-type planes caught fire after aborting take off at 6:10 pm Monday. Lawyer JR Mantaring, CEB vice president for corporate affairs, said in an advisory that flight DG6577 Cebu-Tacloban aborted take off…

Proponents discuss 3rd Mactan bridge access

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/29/2016

THE private proponent of the Cebu-Cordova Bridge project is willing to initially work on just one access into the bridge from the Cebu City side. According to representatives of the Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corp. (MPTDC), this…

Gov vows to turn airstrips in north Cebu into airports

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/31/2016

Business summit held; mayor urges Bantayan Is. towns to help grow each other’s economies If plans will push through, Bantayan Island and Camotes Islands will soon have separate airports. Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III said he had…

Air asia ‘Pacquiao’ plane has landing glitch in Mactan

Jhunnex Napallacan, Norman V. Mendoza, Vanessa Claire Lucero 12/16/2015

Fire trucks and ambulances rushed to the runway yesterday when a Cebu-bound plane of Air Asia Philippines landed before 8 a.m. in Mactan International Airport. The plane encountered a hydraulic problem while preparing to land. All 166…

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