Mactan-Cebu airport’s new terminal to begin operations on July 1

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Terminal 2 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport will be for international flights

NEW TERMINAL. The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Terminal 2 will begin commercial operations on July 1, 2018. Photo from the Department of Transportation

MANILA, Philippines – The recently inaugurated Terminal 2 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will begin commercial operations at 2 am on Sunday, July 1.

The resort-themed Terminal 2 was inaugurated just last June 7. It will be for international flights, while the older Terminal 1 will be for domestic flights.

Here are the new terminal designations for airlines starting Sunday:

Terminal 1 (domestic flights)

  • Air Juan
  • AirSWIFT
  • Cebgo
  • Cebu Pacific
  • PAL Express
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Philippines AirAsia

Terminal 2 (international flights)

  • Air Busan
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Cebu Pacific
  • China Eastern
  • Emirates
  • EVA Air
  • Jeju Air
  • Jin Air
  • Korean Air
  • Lucky Air
  • Okay Airways
  • Pan Pacific Airlines
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Philippines AirAsia
  • Royal Air
  • Scoot
  • Sichuan Airlines
  • SilkAir
  • T’way Air
  • Vanilla Air
  • Xiamen Air

HIGHER CAPACITY. The new terminal has a floor area of 65,000 square meters. Photo from the Department of Transportation

Below is the transition schedule:

Terminal 1

  • Last arriving international flight – Cebu Pacific Flight 5J 129 (Incheon-Cebu), arriving at 1:40 am on Sunday
  • Last departing international flight – Asiana Airlines Flight OZ710 (Cebu-Incheon), departing at 2 am on Sunday

Terminal 2

  • First arriving international flight – China Eastern MU5023 (Shanghai-Cebu), arriving at 3:40 am on Sunday
  • First departing international flight – China Eastern MU5024 (Cebu-Shanghai), departing at 4:40 am on Sunday

Terminal 2 has a floor area of 65,000 square meters. With this new terminal, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) expects to reduce congestion at the airport and increase its annual passenger capacity from 4.5 million to 12.2 million.

The MCIA, the second largest airport in the Philippines, already handles around 5.9 million passengers per year – more than its original capacity. – Rappler.com