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3 new China-Cebu flights to launch in October

Oct 17, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Okay Airways, China Eastern, and Juneyao Airlines are set to launch new flights to and from Cebu soon

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Jun 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

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Megawide consortium to propose cable cars to ease Cebu traffic

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:45 AM

The development of a cable car system will only take 12 to 14 months as it has less infrastructure requirements like right of way says an official of the consortium

NEW WAY TO COMMUTE? The Cebu airport operator plans to propose using cable cars to ease Cebu traffic. Cable cars photo from Wikimedia

Coming soon: More China flights to and from Cebu

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Xiamen Airlines Sichuan Airlines and Air China are set to launch more flights to the Philippine province of Cebu

CASHING IN. More Chinese airlines will increase their flights going to and from Cebu, Philippines this year.

Airlines launching 4 new int'l flights from Cebu in March

Feb 18, 2016 - 1:51 PM

Mactan Cebu International Airport is also recognized as Best Transport Deal in Asia Pacific

STRATEGIC DESTINATIONS. The operator of Mactan-Cebu International Airport identifies Middle East, the US, and Europe as key markets to increase inward tourism

Emirates' Cebu-Dubai route to boost passenger traffic at Mactan Airport

Jan 06, 2016 - 4:30 PM

By March Emirates will connect travelers in and near Cebu and Clark Freeport in Pampanga to the Middle East Africa Europe and the Americas via Dubai

SECOND STRATEGIC DESTINATION. Emirates will launch a daily Dubai-Cebu-Clark circular service on March 30

Megawide quadruples spending budget for 2015

Jun 30, 2015 - 9:47 PM

Megawide has roughly P8 billion 177 31 million in cash earmarked for various identified public private partnership projects says its CFO Oliver Tan

5TH PPP. Megawide has bagged 5 of 10 awarded PPP deals since Aquino administration launched its flagship project in 2010. In the photo are the top executives of Megawide. Photo from Megawide Construction

Groundbreaking for Mactan-Cebu's 'resort airport' on June 29

Jun 28, 2015 - 1:59 PM

UPDATED After 5 months of delay the construction of the new terminal for the Aquino administration s first airport public private partnership project will finally start on June 30

President Benigno S. Aquino III with Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr., Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II, lowers the time capsule during the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) New Passenger Terminal Building in Lapu-Lapu Airport Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on Monday. Assiting the president are Megawide Construction Corporation chairman Michael Cosiquien and GMR Group of Companies chairman Grandhi Mallikajurna Rao (June 29, 2015).  (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Mactan-Cebu airport terminal construction starts June 30

Jun 16, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The new terminal is seen to increase the airport’s passenger capacity to 12 5 million a year from the current 4 5 million

MUCH-AWAITED. The interim plan of the government will reduce the delay to 6 months from a year, GMCAC President Manuel Louie Ferrer says. Photo from Mactan-Cebu Airport Facebook page

CDO-bound Cebu Pacific plane turns back to Cebu

Jan 27, 2015 - 11:15 AM

The plane carrying 155 passengers turns back after experiencing mechanical problems 20 minutes from take off from the Mactan Cebu International airport

FLYING HIGH. Cebu Pacific is looking at flying 7 times a week to Canada to add to its long-haul routes. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

GMR-Megawide set to remit P14B for Mactan airport

Apr 20, 2014 - 10:27 AM

The amount Megawide said will be transmitted before April 25

ONE DOWN. The P14.4 billion, part of Megawide-GMR's requirements to sign the contract with government, will be transmitted before April 25. File photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Filinvest wants top Cebu airport bidder disqualified

Jan 09, 2014 - 9:20 PM

Megawide Construction says Filinvest Group s allegations are meant to influence the bidding process – itself a violation of bidding rules

TO BE DISQUALIFIED? Filinvest accuses Megawide of violating bidding rules. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Megawide-led consortium submits highest bid for Mactan airport

Dec 12, 2013 - 5:29 PM

The tandem of GMR Infrastructure and Megawide consortium submits the highest bid for the Mactan Cebu expansion project

HIGHEST BIDDER. The tandem of GMR Infrastructure and Megawide submitted the highest bid for the airport expansion project. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

More 'sweeteners' for Cebu airport project

Oct 25, 2013 - 8:00 PM

The government lengthened the period other airports and related businesses near the Cebu airport are banned from being developed

Sweeter project terms for the Mactan Cebu International Airport. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Cebu airport safe — officials

Oct 18, 2013 - 2:09 PM

There are no structural damage on the existing Cebu airport terminal and runway after the 7 2 magnitude earthquake according to the airport operator

SAFE. The existing terminal and runway of the Mactan-Cebu airport is safe, according to officials. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Quake impact on Cebu, Bohol airports 'minimal'

Oct 16, 2013 - 1:24 AM

Both Cebu and Tagbilaran airports suffer minimal damage due to the earthquake but traffic in Tagbilaran airport remains slow

Gokongwei: Cebu airport project now more viable

Oct 14, 2013 - 6:58 AM

The changes in the project terms of the Mactan Cebu International Airport expansion project have made it commercially viable for investors according to one of the 7 bidders

POSTPONED. Bidding for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport expansion won't push through as scheduled. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Court junks case vs Cebu airport project

Sep 20, 2013 - 3:26 PM

Bidding of the P17 5 billion Mactan Cebu International Airport expansion project can proceed after a case seeking to stop it is dismissed

Cebu airport project terms changed

Sep 19, 2013 - 11:19 PM

The DOTC bids and awards committee sets the bidding for the P17 5 billion airport project on November after releasing the final concession agreement

POSTPONED. Bidding for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport expansion won't push through as scheduled. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Cebu airport bidding postponed

Aug 27, 2013 - 3:24 PM

The Transportation department has yet to finalize the terms of the contract for the project

POSTPONED. Bidding for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport expansion won't push through as scheduled. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Cebu airport bid pushes through despite TRO plea

Aug 23, 2013 - 8:27 AM

The bidding process for the Mactan Cebu airport project pushes through despite TRO petition

Airport to road: San Miguel eyes more deals with Koreans

May 27, 2013 - 12:08 PM

After a partnership with Incheon Airport International Corp for the Mactan Cebu airport project bid diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp is considering another deal with a South Korean firm

7 groups advance in Cebu airport bidding

May 15, 2013 - 1:40 PM

The 7 consortia of the biggest conglomerates in the Philippines and their global aviation players advance to the next stage of the bidding for the project involving the country s 2nd busiest international airport

AUCTION. The biggest business groups and their foreign partners vie for the P17-B airport project in Mactan-Cebu. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Biggest PH, foreign biz groups vie for Cebu airport project

Apr 22, 2013 - 1:38 PM

The biggest business conglomerates in the Philippines in partnership with key global aviation players are among the groups vying for the project involving the country s 2nd busiest international airport

MACTAN AIRPORT. The Lopez group joins the contest for this Mactan-Cebu airport expansion project. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Lopez group eyes return to infra via Cebu project

Apr 05, 2013 - 9:19 AM

Holding firm FPHC says it will participate in the bidding for the P17 billion Mactan Cebu International Airport expansion project

MACTAN AIRPORT. The Lopez group joins the contest for this Mactan-Cebu airport expansion project. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Gokongwei: Clark aiport needs rapid rail system

Feb 21, 2013 - 12:30 PM

JG Summit Holdings President and Chief Operating Officer Lance Gokongwei says a rapid rail system is necessary for the Clark airport to be more viable and become the next main international gateway of the country

AIRLINE EXEC. Cebu Pacific head Lance Gokongwei says Clark airport can be viable as the country's main international airport, but only after a rail access is in place. Screengrab from ANC interview

'Cebu airport expansion comes late'

Feb 03, 2013 - 10:39 AM

The congested airport should have been expanded 10 years ago says its general manager

UP FOR EXPANSION. Final rules for the bidding of the contract to expand the Mactan-Cebu International Airport have been approved. Photo from the Department of Transportation and Communications website

It's final: Gov't allows airlines to join Mactan-Cebu airport bid

Feb 02, 2013 - 9:45 AM

Business groups with stakes in airlines can participate in the auction involving the country s second busiest airport after all

UP FOR EXPANSION. The bidding rules for the right to expand and operate country's second busiest airport is changed. Photo from Department of Transportation's website

MVP grp eyes foreign airport partners for Mactan-Cebu project

Jan 30, 2013 - 8:04 PM

The group of Manuel V Pangilinan will pursue a deal with foreign airport operators in Asia and Europe for its Mactan Cebu airport project bid if the government revises its bidding rules