Airline executives are keen on boosting their presence in Cebu following the inauguration of the Mactan Cebu International Airport’s (MCIA) Terminal 2 on June 7.
The new 65,500-square meter Mactan-Cebu International Airport Terminal 2 is expected to cater to 12.5 million passengers annually, airport officials said in a statement.
“Cebu Pacific will be adding aircraft here so we can serve the growing tourism industry, probably 20 percent at the minimum next year,” ABS-CBN News quoted Cebu Pacific chief executive officer Lance Gokongwei. “I am happy about this new terminal. It is something that the whole province and country will benefit from. It is a great entry point and is the nicest airport in the Philippines,” he added.
AirAsia Philippines CEO captain Dexter Comendador said he is happy that Cebu now has an upgraded airport that could cater to a lot of international guests. He said the opening of the Terminal 2 would give them the capacity to expand their network said a report in Sun Star.
“With the new planes that will arrive, we plan to add more routes by next year,” Comendador was quoted as saying.
MCIA is eyeing an 11.2-million passenger traffic this year, a projected 12 per cent increase from last year’s record.
Terminal 2 will have 48 check-in counters that are expandable to 72. It has provisions for seven passenger boarding bridges, which can be expanded to 12 boarding bridges.