Mactan Cebu Airport Case Study

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Mactan Cebu Airport, an International and multi-awarded airport, is situated in Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island and has the IATA airport code of “CEB”. The airport was built by the United States Air Force in 1956 as The Mactan Air Base, an emergency airport for the Strategic Air Command bombers. After which, it remained as an outpost until the Vietnam War in the 1960s.
In 2014, the Philippine government awarded Mactan Cebu International Airport to the consortium of GMR Infrastructure Limited from India and Megawide Construction from Philippines under the Build-Operate-Transfer Scheme, turning over operations, as well the maintenance. This is the first Public-Private Partnership project of the Philippine government among its airport facilities.
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As it’s been attracting many tourists from various foreign countries and also within the country, the importance of the airport continues to increase. Cebu’s airport is considered the 2nd busiest gateway, not only for domestic travels, but also for international destinations. A steady stream of local and foreign tourists have always been attracted to this province, thus, the expansion addressing the increasing volume of passenger traffic is necessary. The said expansion includes the new terminal, Mactan-Cebu international Airport Terminal 2 (T2). The airport also provides several facilities for the passengers such as: cosmetic products, duty free shops, coffee shops, snack stalls, restaurants, jewelry stores, fast food chains, departure area restaurants, ATM machines, ticketing booths, and cozy waiting areas for passengers to relax while waiting for their flights. Due to the increasing number of passengers, the demand for an expansion is considerably important. Through close partnerships with the Department of Tourism and other stakeholders, GMCAC has started the transformation of MCIA into the country`s first resort airport by combining world class facilities and a welcoming atmosphere –a quality that …show more content…
The new terminal’s design demonstrates the friendliness and hospitality of the Cebuanos, furthermore making the local airport a world-class facility with a “resort inspired” theme. A prominent design element of the new terminal is a series of 15-meter high arches that span 30 meters and evoke the image of the waves on the seas surrounding Mactan Island. Terminal 2 will have a two-level forecourt, which segregates both the Arrival and Departure areas, that is fully integrated with the landside development. There will be 48 check-in counters that can expand to 72. It has provisions for seven passenger boarding bridges, which can be expanded to 12 boarding bridges, serving wide and narrow body aircrafts. It will also be equipped with 12 escalators and 15 elevators, facilitating the easy movement of passengers, especially for persons with disabilities. In addition, a new parking space will be constructed which will accommodate 500-750 more cars. And, a variety of food and retail choices, malls, a casino, and a hotel will also be created. Currently, there are 23 Airline Partners that transport passengers to and from Cebu with 20 international destinations and 35 domestic routes. The growth of passenger

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