MACTAN-CEBU international airport terminal 2: things You need to know

MACTAN-CEBU international airport terminal 2: things You need to know

For anybody who has went to Cebu the past couple of months, you may have noticed a new structure — a series of large arches — greeting you as you land on the runway. This is the Mactan-Cebu international airport terminal 2, just together with the old airport (now called MCIA terminal 1).

MCIA terminal 2 just recently started full commercial operations, opening its doors to visitors from around the world. With its attractive design and innovative handling and safety and security systems, the new terminal promises to offer travelers with a world-class airport experience, making traveling to and from Cebu that much much more special.

Cebu has always been at the forefront of the Philippine tourism industry, and MCIA is a primary gateway that links travelers to top destinations in the region (and beyond). even before the launch of terminal 2, MCIA is the second-largest airport facility in the Philippines, with 10 million passengers passing through it last year.

As tourism in the country continues to surge, particularly in the Visayas, Cebu is in prime position to handle the growing influx of travelers. In this opportune time, the new MCIA terminal 2 is set to offer a fresh “first impression” to visitors.

We got to visit the new terminal at its launch, and tell you what, it’s certainly a different airport experience. here are some takeaways you may find handy when you get the chance to visit:

Mactan-Cebu international airport terminal 2’s design is inspired by Cebuano culture.

One thing that will seize your attention best off the bat is the terminal’s design. If you’re a traveler who just spent many of the day flying, terminal 2 is a sight for sore eyes. To put it simply, every nook and cranny of terminal 2 is candy for social media.

The terminal’s design is heavily inspired by Cebuano and Visayan culture. You can see the influence not just on the architecture, but also with the materials used, the splash of tropical colors, and even in the uniforms of the staff.

There are the towering timber arches that your eyes can’t help but follow upward. For some reason, they remind me of the frames of handcrafted Cebu guitars. These arches are made of top quality timber that are expected to last a couple hundred years.

Then there’s the airport floor, laid with mother-of-pearl shells, a sparkling pointer of Cebu’s well-known beaches and marine attractions. The check-in counters are covered in elaborate weaves, reminiscent of banig and Visayan baskets.

Even the bit things, like toilets with moss walls, and the staff with their bright uniforms and headdresses, add to the joyful Visayan vibe.

The new airport will accommodate all international flights to and from Cebu.

All international flights have been migrated to MCIA terminal 2. This implies the old terminal, terminal 1, will now only accommodate domestic flights. For now, you can only avail of terminal 2 amenities if you’ve booked an international flight.

Currently, Mactan caters to 23 international destinations. That’s in addition to 33 domestic destinations, with flights conducted by 26 partner carriers. The new terminal will still share the same runway as terminal 1.

Among carriers, Cebu Pacific has the largest presence in MCIA. Cebu’s namesake carrier conducts 385 flights weekly, much more than any other airline. With the opening of terminal 2, those numbers can rise even higher in the future.

Terminal accommodations are all about efficiency and comfort.

At 65,500 square meters, MCIA terminal 2 has enough space to accommodate up to 4.5 million passengers every year. All that space, plus its state-of-the-art facilities, are developed to maintain efficiency in loading, security, and overall comfort.

When you enter the terminal 2 premises, you’ll notice the lack of x-ray machines at the entrance. That implies no much more queues just to enter the airport. All safety and security procedures take place after you’ve already inspected in. A total of 48 counters are located in the four halls Departures area, so inspecting in is less of a hassle as well.

Once inside, you’ll be impressed at the state-of-the-art safety and security and boarding facilities, a step ahead of other airports in the country. The high-speed baggage handling system features a four-level inline screening procedure, inspecting your baggage multiple times for restricted items, all in one go.

The terminal is a haven for some last-minute shopping and dining.

Then there’s food and shopping. need to grab some chow while waiting for your boarding? how about some last-minute pasalubong and souvenirs? terminal 2 has lots to offer to keep travelers filled, and fulfilled.

With 3,000 square meters of terminal space reserved for commercial establishment, expect a mall-like variety of retail and dining options . terminal 2 has it’s own pasalubong center, a walk-through responsibility totally free section, massAlderstjenester, private salonger og til og med en bar!

Å komme til sentrum er enkelt og rimelig.

Hvert 15. minutt henter Mybus -skyttelbuksene passasjerer ved ankomst -delen. Disse bussene vil overføre passasjerene til SM City Cebu, der det er terminaler som går til forskjellige deler av byen og provinsen. Den samme busstjenesten bringer folk fra SM City Cebu til flyplassen.

For de som søker etter en overføring fra MCIA Terminal 2 til terminal 1 og omvendt, er et annet sett med skyttelbusser tilgjengelig, noe som bringer passasjerer mellom terminalene hvert 10. minutt.

Bortsett fra Mybus -skyttelbusser, er det også flyplasser og varebiler tilgjengelig utenfor ankomstområdet, hvis du velger å bli chauffeured direkte til hotellet ditt.

Spesiell takk til vennene våre på Cebu Pacific for at vi flyr oss til Cebu for MCIA T2 -lanseringen. Cebu Pacific gjennomfører fly til 25 destinasjoner fra MCIA, inkludert fly til Incheon, Hong Kong, Narita og Singapore.

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