P120M worth of illegal drugs intercepted at Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Futch Anthony Inso 02/02/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—A South African national was intercepted at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) for trying to smuggle in illegal drugs on Wednesday evening, February 1, 2023. The South African was identified as Pietro Aliqou, 58 years…

PAL exec confirms Dec. 7 aircraft tailpipe fire at MCIA; no passengers hurt

Futch Anthony Inso 12/09/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has confirmed that one of airlines’ aircraft caught fire during an engine start at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. “We confirm that the tailpipe of…

MCIA exec: 2nd runway may be done by 2023, but commissioning it is still a long process

Futch Anthony Inso 12/01/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The second runway of the Mactan Cebu International Airport may be done by the 3rd quarter of 2023, but the commissioning of the runway will still be a long process. Julius Neri Jr.,…

More airlines opening flights to new destinations from MCIA — exec

Futch Anthony Inso 12/01/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) is looking forward to more airline companies opening flights from the airport to other countries. MCIAA general manager Julius Neri Jr. said that with more relaxed…

After Korean Air incident, Mactan Cebu airport resumes 24/7 operations

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Approximately four days after its operations got paralyzed due to a jet that overshot the runway, Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is back to operating 24/7. The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) made the…

LIST: Cancelled flights to and from Cebu due to #PaengPH

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – More flights to and from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) have been cancelled as on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, due to bad weather, airport authorities announced. Several flights connecting Cebu to local…

CAAP exec: Korean aircraft sent distress call for problematic touchdown before landing

Futch Anthony Inso 10/24/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A distress call was already communicated before the landing of Korean Air flight KE631 on Sunday evening, Oct. 23, 2022. This was clarified by Florentino Galan Jr., air traffic management officer III of…

Mactan airport given go signal to allow flights to depart from 4 to 6 p.m. today

Futch Anthony Inso 10/24/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) was issued notice to airmen (NOTAM) to allow flights between 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. This was confirmed by Mary Ann Dimabayao,…

Mactan airport to restart direct flights to Hong Kong, China soon

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As international travel continues to gain grounds, direct flights connecting Cebu to Hong Kong and China are expected to resume soon.  GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) made this announcement as Terminal 2 is…

All MCIA domestic flights return to Terminal 1

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The management of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) announced on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, that it will operate all domestic departures and arrivals at Terminal 1, effective October 15 at 00:01 Pacific Standard…

Aboitiz buys into Mactan airport

Tyrone Jasper Piad 09/03/2022

Aboitiz InfraCapital will take full control of Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in 2024 following the current operator’s decision to leave and explore other opportunities in the infrastructure space. Megawide Construction Corp. and GMR Airports International BV…

International flights from Cebu may return to pre-pandemic levels by 2023

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Stakeholders of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) are optimistic that the airport may return to its pre-pandemic liveliness by next year. Executives of GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) made this statement as…

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