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…

PAL plane veers off the runway at MCIA; passengers, crew safe

Futch Anthony Inso 12/10/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has confirmed the runway excursion incident of their flight PR2369 or the plane veered off the runway when it landed at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) at 11:40…

GMCAC opens Airport Bazaar at MCIA

Futch Anthony Inso 12/07/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) has officially opened its Airport Bazaar: Yuletide Edition at the Terminal 1 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by GMCAC top officials,…

MCIA reports improving passenger traffic

Futch Anthony Inso 12/07/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is slowly recovering from months of slow passenger traffic. Lissa Aines Librodo, Airline Marketing and Tourism Development head of GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation, said that currently, they…

DOTr inaugurates new P744M MCIAA building

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/28/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) has a new home. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Thursday, October 28 led the inauguration of the new corporate building of MCIAA, which is located…

Cebu receives additional 50k doses of Pfizer vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Cebu received an additional supply of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, the spokesperson of the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC), confirmed to reporters that 50,310 doses of the mRNA vaccines arrived…

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