By Emmie V. Abadilla
AirAsia is transferring its international flights to the new Terminal 2 of Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) effective July 1, 2018.
“The relocation to the new terminal provides us with great capacity for long-term growth and expansion in Cebu as AirAsia’s hub,” remarked AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador
The carrier operates several international flights in Cebu – Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Taipei, Incheon, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Shanghai.
AirAsia’s Cebu – Shanghai service starts this July 7.
“Visayas and large parts of Mindanao are underserved markets that are saddled by high air fares due to limited options or duopoly. We are excited to introduce new flights from Cebu to VisMin and vice versa and make flying more affordable, accessible through our signature low fares,” he added.
MCIA Terminal 2 was designed using indigenous architecture with modern facilities, with 48 check-in counters expandable to 72 counters for departing travellers.
To ensure accessibility and convenience, a two-level forecourt separates the arrival area from departure station. It is fully integrated with landside development.
Terminal 2 also has provisions for seven passenger boarding bridges that can be expanded to 12 boarding bridges serving wide and narrow body aircrafts. It will be equipped with 12 escalators and 15 elevators facilitating the easy movement of passengers, especially for persons with disabilities.
AirAsia guests holding international flight bookings to and from Cebu’s Mactan International Airport (MCIA) starting July 1 are being advised that their flights will now operate in Terminal 2.
Guests should be at the new terminal at least 3 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure.