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…

South African nabbed for trying to smuggle illegal drugs worth P70 million at MCIA

Futch Anthony Inso 02/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Law enforcers here nabbed a South African man for allegedly trying to smuggle illegal drugs into the country on Wednesday evening, February 1. Officers from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas…

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…

Cebu airport operations return to normal

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/03/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Since Monday, January 2, 2023, operations at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) have returned to normal a day after a glitch in air traffic control and management paralyzed the country’s airspace, airport authorities…

More domestic, overseas flights mounted at Mactan Cebu airport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A few weeks before 2022 ends, the country’s second busiest airport has mounted more flights for domestic and international destinations. As of December 15, airport officials reported that the number of domestic flights…

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…

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.…

Inclement weather stalls removal operations of crashed Korean aircraft

Futch Anthony Inso 10/28/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — With inclement weather brought by Tropical Storm Paeng, the management of Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) admitted that it would be very difficult for them to remove the Korean Air aircraft that…

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…

Salvage operations, probe on Korean Air flight KE631 continue amid #PaengPH

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Salvage operations and investigation on Korean Air flight KE631 continue on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, despite bad weather. Nagiel Bañacia, head of the Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LLCDRRMO), shared…

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