Mactan airport welcomes 4.8M passengers as of November 2022

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/18/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As of November 2022, the country’s second-busiest airport was halfway through recovering its pre-pandemic levels. The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) reported that foot traffic in the airport has reached around 4.8…

Mactan airport’s parallel runway maybe operational in 2023

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The country’s first-ever parallel runway may start accommodating flights next year. Officials from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) said they are hoping that the airport’s second runway could be operational by 2023.…

MCIA may return to normal operations by November

Futch Anthony Inso, Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Flights in and out of  the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) may have resumed on Tuesday, October 25. But the country’s second busiest airport is expected return to its normal operations in November yet. …

Portions of Mactan airport runway reopened for departing flights

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Airport officials at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) have reopened portions of its runway for departing flights on Monday afternoon, Oct. 24.  Lawyer Glenn Napuli, assistant general manager at the Mactan Cebu…

Aboitiz wants Mactan airport to become ‘smart airport’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/29/2022

(UPDATED) CEBU CITY, Philippines – The new group that is set to join the operations of the country’s second busiest airport plans to transform it into a ‘smart airport.’ Aboitiz InfraCapital (AIC) announced that they are considering…

Arriving overseas passengers at MCIA told: Register for One Health Pass

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Starting November 26, all overseas passengers arriving at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will have to register for the One Health Pass (OHP). GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), in an advisory sent to…

Mactan Cebu Airport adopts DOTR guidelines for ‘new normal’

Doris C. Bongcac 05/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has started to put in place measures to prepare for the “new normal” even before they could resume operations. “The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the country’s friendliest resort-airport,…

MCIA’s Terminal 2 wins another award

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) again gained recognition for its Terminal 2, which serves international flights. MCIA Terminal 2 was named the sole awardee in the Architecture and Allied Arts category of the 12th Ani…

Seoul is Mactan Cebu airport’s top international destination

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/15/2020

CEBU City, Philippines—Seoul in South Korea topped the list of international destinations with the most number of operational flights at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA).  Latest data from online airport database FlightConnections showed that there are…

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…

MCIA sets measures to address needs of stranded passengers

Irene R. Sino Cruz, Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/13/2020

CEBU City, Philippines—The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is implementing measures to address concerns of stranded passengers due to the recent eruption of the Taal volcano in Batangas. In an emailed statement from the GMR Cebu Airport…

17 suspected human trafficking victims rescued at Mactan-Cebu airport

Krissy Aguilar 10/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Authorities have rescued 17 suspected victims of human trafficking at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the Bureau of Immigrations (BI) said Monday. The BI said the victims were intercepted on October 16 and 17…

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