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Expanded Mactan-Cebu airport taxiway inaugurated

  • The newly completed Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s (MCIA) taxiway expansion will increase the gateway’s maximum aircraft movement capacity from 35 aircraft per hour to 40 per hour
  • Inaugurated on May 5, the expanded taxiway also increased the airport’s maximum aircraft parking capacity to 50 aircraft slots from the previous 40
  • Also inaugurated on May 5 was the new CAAP administration building while the new Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority corporate building is eyed for inauguration in July 2021
  • A second runway at MCIA is also being constructed, slated for completion in May 2022

The recent completion of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s (MCIA) taxiway expansion will see the gateway’s maximum aircraft movement capacity increase from 35 aircraft per hour to 40 aircraft per hour.

The expanded taxiway, which was inaugurated on May 5, also raised the airport’s maximum aircraft parking capacity to 50 aircraft slots from the previous 40, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said in a statement.

Also inaugurated on May 5 was the new Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) administration building located within the MCIA complex.

The new CAAP building is a two-story infrastructure that houses various facilities, allowing CAAP personnel to extend service to stakeholders.

Meanwhile, eyed for inauguration in July 2021 is the new Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) corporate building, which will house more employees in a single building with better equipment and facilities.

A second runway at MCIA, the second largest airport and one of the busiest airports in the Philippines, is also being constructed and eyed for completion in May 2022.

As part of the airport’s upgrade works, MCIAA has fully rehabilitated and improved the general aviation terminal building, extended the existing aircraft parking apron, as well as constructed the transportation and heavy equipment division, maintenance road and secondary perimeter fence.

The airport’s multipurpose hall, which was constructed by the Department of Public Works and Highways to serve as the evacuation facility of MCIA, is also finished.

Aside from projects at MCIA, DOTr said another ongoing aviation project in Cebu is the rehabilitation of Bantayan Airport, which is now 94.67% completed and set for full completion by the second quarter of 2021.

On the maritime side, DOTr and the Cebu Port Authority have completed seaport projects in Pilar, Malapascua, and Maya. Four other projects are now ongoing at the ports of Bantayan, Consolacion, and San Fernando, as well as at Cebu baseport.

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