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Mactan-Cebu International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Mactan-Cebu, Cebuano: Tugpahanang Pangkalibutanon sa Mactan-Sugbo) (IATA: CEB, ICAO: RPVM) is a major international airport in the Visayas region of the Philippines. It is located in Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Metro Cebu and is the country's second primary gateway. The airport is managed by the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority. The airport also serves as a hub for LBC Airlines.

Mactan-Cebu International Airport Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Mactan-Cebu Tugpahanang Pangkalibutanon sa Mactan-Sugbo

Main Facts

  • ICAO: CEB
  • IATA: RPVM
  • Location: Lapu-Lapu City


HistoryEdit

The airport opened in the mid-1960s. It was built to replace the Lahug Airport, which could no longer be expanded due to safety and physical problems. The airport was then expanded in its later years to become the current Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). The airport is currently the second busiest in the country after Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport and serves as the country's primary alternative gateway.

The airport is currently in the process of building an administrative building. The construction is currently stalled due to irregularities in the deal but it is expected to continue soon. The idea behind the building is to free up space in the airport terminal so that the airport can expand passenger facilities without necessarily expanding the size of the airport. Currently, all airport offices are located inside the Main Terminal.

A VIP Lounge for the ASEAN Summit held in Cebu in 2007. The airport lounge now serves as the primary welcome area for VIP's visiting Cebu.

AirlinesEdit

Domestic Wing Edit

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Airline Destinations
LBC Airlines Manila, Davao
Philippine Airlines Manila
Silk Air Davao

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International WingEdit

Airline Destinations
LBC Airlines Bangkok,Busan,Guam,Hong kong,Perth,Singapore,Sydney,Tokyo

Cargo Edit

  • PAL - Philippine Airlines - Manila
  • Air Almania - Adelaide
  • LBC Airlines - Muharraq, Bora-Bora, Hilo, Moscow

First International Flight Edit

The first international flight was operated by PhilNegrense Air, A McDonnell Douglas MD-81 which carried 64 Passengers and landed on 12:42 on 18th June, 2009 from Hong Kong. MCIA witnessed the first international flight from Hong Kong. PhilNegrense Air was glad to see figures that Hong Kong-Cebu routes was one of the most profitable on their figures and statistics. PhilNegrense Air plans to operate international flight in and out of Mactan-Cebu.

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