Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is an existing passenger terminal accepting both international and domestic flights.
The terminal is designed to accommodate 4.5 million passengers a year, however, starting 2011 it was accommodating 6.2 million passengers per year.
MCIA is the second busiest airport in the country. It was listed in the top 20 ASEAN airports last 2011.
With the said situation, it is indeed timely to rehabilitate and turn the old airport into world-class terminal.
“The project involves the construction of a new world-class passenger terminal building in MCIA, with a capacity of about 8 million passengers per year; and the operation of the old and new facilities. The construction of a new world-class passenger terminal, including all related facilities, is proposed to separately cater to domestic and international operations,” the government said.
Megawide Construction Corp. in partnership with India’s GMR, through public-private partnership, will develop the said airport. It is estimated to be completed coming January 2018.
When finished, it will be the first resort-airport in the world. “The airport terminals will reflect the rich Cebuano heritage in a state of the art design with a soothing resort-like atmosphere conceptualized by international and Cebuano designers,” said Megawide spokesman Louie Ferrer.