Mactan airport welcomes 2M passengers in 1st half of 2022

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The country’s second busiest gateway continues to accommodate more passengers as leisure travel gradually regains ground two years after the COVID-19 pandemic. Latest statistics from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) showed that…

MCIA welcomed 1.6M passengers from Jan. to May

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Latest figures from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) showed that the Mactan airport has already accommodated 1,609,122 passengers, both from domestic and international flights, during the first five months of 2022. It…

More international flights from Cebu set to resume

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The travel and hospitality industries in Cebu are looking at a rosy future two years after they suffered under the economic pinch of the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest development signaling their recovery is…

No more swab tests needed for fully vaccinated tourists with booster shots

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu province has further eased border restrictions as threats of COVID-19 continue to subside.  The provincial government decided to drop RT-PCR tests as requirements for entry for travelers, both foreigners and Filipinos, who…

Mactan airport notes 233% growth in foreign passengers for Q1 2022

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the country’s second-busiest gateway, has noted an improvement in passenger, air, and cargo traffic during the first quarter of 2022. Based on publicly available data from the Mactan…

Lapu-Lapu mayor puts on hold plan for resumption of int’l flights in MCIA

Futch Anthony Inso 12/30/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan put on hold his plan to allow the resumption of international flights at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). Chan made this statement after another strain of the coronavirus has…

MCIA records growth in air and passenger traffic in 2019

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Passenger and air traffic at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) increased 10.7 percent and 7 percent, respectively, from January 2019 to November 2019.  These figures covered operations both for domestic and international destinations.  Based…

MCIAA to construct emergency runway to ensure undisrupted operations

Rosalie Abatayo 01/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) will put up an “emergency” runway to ensure undisrupted operations when maintenance work will be done at the present runway. MCIAA General Manager Steve Dicdican, in…

Mactan Cebu International Airport among best in Asia

Mars G. Alison 10/31/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has been named one of the best airports in Asia in a 2019 survey conducted by sleepinginairports.net. MCIA is at number 16 on the list while another…

MCIA hailed as one of Asia’s best airports

12/07/2018

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has once again been named one of Asia’s best airports. MCIA was awarded Asia Pacific Medium Airport of the Year during the CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence in Singapore last November 8,…

CEBOO at MCIA: Mexican-inspired spooky creatures greet passengers

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 10/31/2018

AS ALL Souls’ Day draws near, the airport terminal was also in festive mood — festive Halloween mood. For the past three days, passengers were welcomed by the staff in spooky costumes at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport…

Magpale backs renaming of Mactan airport to Lapu-Lapu airport

Nestle L. Semilla 08/28/2018

Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale has supported calls to rename the MCIA to Lapu-Lapu International Airport. Magpale said it is proper to honor the country’s first ever hero. The vice governor added the move would somehow give…

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