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…

Man caught with drugs hidden in underwear in Cebu airport

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 27-year-old man was arrested after he was found carrying 0.01 gram of suspected shabu hidden in his underwear on Monday, July 25, 2022, in Terminal 1 of the Mactan Cebu International Airport…

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…

MCIA welcomed 1.3 million passengers in 2021

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The country’s second-busiest gateway welcomed fewer passengers in 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic dragged on, latest statistics showed. The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) only accommodated 1,331,531 passengers, both domestic and international, in the…

Mactan airport to set a cap of 1,000 arrivals per day for unvaccinated foreigners

Dale G. Israel - @inquirerdotnet 02/17/2022

CEBU CITY — The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will be placing a cap of up to 1,000 arrivals per day for unvaccinated foreign tourists who are entering Cebu province by March 1. This was reached during a…

Cebu mulls offering single-jab vax to unvaccinated foreign tourists 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As part of its plans to accept foreign tourists again, the provincial government of Cebu is eyeing to offer COVID-19 vaccines to unvaccinated travelers. In a recent press interview, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia announced…

Cebu point of entry of two confirmed Omicron cases

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu has become a point of entry for two confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19.  Doctor Mary Jean Loreche, chief pathologist of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7),…

24 airports damaged by Odette will be commercially operational by Dec. 28 – Tugade

Daphne Galvez 12/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 24 airports in the country sustained minor, major, and critical damage due to Typhoon Odette, which pummeled several provinces of the Visayas and the northern portions of Mindanao and Palawan, Transport…

MCIA resumes operations on Sunday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/18/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will resume operations on December 19, 2021, for domestic flights. In a meeting with Cebu Provincial Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, MCIA Authority (MCIAA) officials said they have…

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