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

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

via – 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
Cebu Pacific
PAL Express
Philippine Airlines
Philippines AirAsia

Terminal 2 (international flights)

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

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.

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