Mactan-Cebu airport resumes operations 

THE MACTAN-CEBU International Airport (MCIA), the country’s second busiest gateway, resumed operations Sunday after incurring damage from typhoon Odette (international name: Rai).   MCIA Authority General Manager Julius Neri, Jr. said the airport will initially cater to domestic flights, while international flights will resume on Dec. 21.    “MCIA can only use Terminal 2 at the moment, for both domestic and international flights, due to the damages in […]

New Mactan airport building rises

THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) has inaugurated the P744 million Corporate Building and Command Center of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. Completed last March 21, the six-story building will house employees of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) with better equipment and facilities. The new facility aims to improve services […]

Construction of Lombok Airport – Mandalika bypass road 90% complete

Lombok, Indonesia, Sep 13, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – The construction of a bypass road connecting Lombok International Airport and Mandalika Special Economic Zone in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, has reached 90 percent completion. An aerial photo of the Mandalika Circuit in Central Lombok, Indonesia on August 21, 2021. (ANTARA PHOTO/Ahmad Subaidi/aww/rst) […]

MCIAA to have new GM

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has approved the nomination of Cebu businessman Julius “Jayjay” G. Neri Jr. as the new general manager of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA). The announcement came in a letter dated Wednesday, July 7, 2021 issued by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea from the Office of the President in Malacañang. The letter was […]

New Ulaanbaatar International Airport Set to Open in Mongolia

TOKYO, Jul 2, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), Narita International Airport Corporation (NAA), Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd. (JAT), and JALUX Inc. (JALUX) are pleased to announce that the New Ulaanbaatar International Airport (Official name: Chinggis Khaan International Airport) will be officially opened to the public on July 4, 2021. […]

Cebu-bound int’l flights to be diverted to Manila

IN AN apparent rebuke of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia over her testing and quarantine policy for overseas Filipino workers and returning overseas Filipinos (ROF), Malacañang ordered that all international flights bound for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) be diverted to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for eight days beginning Saturday, May 29, 2021. Executive Secretary […]

Tugade sees major progress in privatization of Bohol-Panglao

TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur P. Tugade said Tuesday he hopes to see significant progress in the privatization of the Bohol-Panglao International Airport and the Davao International Airport by June and July, respectively. “There are parties interested (in Bohol-Panglao airport) … There are discussions now regarding certain technical things,” Mr. Tugade said at an online forum organized […]

Upgraded taxiway to bring more flights, passengers

AIRCRAFT landings and take-offs are expected to increase at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) when the upgraded taxiway is commissioned in June 2021. Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) officer-in-charge Glenn Napuli said the airport will be able to increase aircraft movements to 40 per hour from the current 35. Each landing or take-off is called […]

Cavite extends deadline to buy bid documents for Sangley airport plan

THE CAVITE government has extended the deadline for prospective bidders of the Sangley Point International Airport project to buy bid documents due to the quarantine restrictions imposed on the province. “In response to written requests and in view of the recent ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) status declaration in NCR (National Capital Region) Plus including the […]

Rehab, expansion of General Santos airport seen completed by Q2

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation said the P1.39-billion airport rehabilitation and expansion project in General Santos City is expected to be completed in the second quarter. The airport project, which is funded by the government from the General Appropriations Act, is due for completion in “Q2 2021,” the department said on its website. The project, which […]

EXPLAINER: Would you say ‘Take me to Mactan Airport?’ or ‘…Lapu-Lapu Terminal?’ House okays bill keeping airport’s name but naming terminals after island hero. More than Del Mar wanted, less than Radaza sought.

THE House of Representatives passed on third and final reading before the House went on recessed last March 18 the substitute bill that (a) names after Lapulapu, the chieftain who led the battle of Mactan more than 500 years ago, the two terminals at Mactan-Cebu International Airport but (b) keeps the name of the airport. […]

Clark airport’s new terminal operational by July

CLARK, PAMPANGA — Luzon International Premier Airport Development (LIPAD) Corp., the company that manages the operations and maintenance of Clark International Airport, is set to open the airport’s new passenger terminal building to commercial domestic flights in July with “contactless passenger solutions,” its top official said. “It will open by July for domestic operations,” LIPAD […]

Cavite sees ‘infirmities’ in MacroAsia-CCCC’s Sangley submissions

Final decision this week on consortium’s bid for first phase of $10-B airport project By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter THE Cavite government saw “infirmities” in the required documents submitted by the consortium of MacroAsia Corp. (MAC) and China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC) for the Sangley Point International Airport project, the province’s top official […]

Megawide, GMR turn over Clark airport’s new terminal building to gov’t

The consortium of listed builder Megawide Construction Corp. and Bangalore- based airport operator GMR Infrastructure Ltd. officially handed over to the government on Friday the new passenger terminal building of the Clark International Airport. “This handover comes at exactly the right time when our country needs infrastructure projects to help restart our economy in light […]