Mactan Airport set for upgrade

In order to address complaints from airline companies and to give a more quality service, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is set to undergo improvements one to two months from now.

Newly-appointed MCIA general manager Steve Dicdican said that while the airport’s existing runway (landing and takeoff) will be repaired,  the airport will not be totally closed.

“It would be detrimental to the economy if the airport will be closed. Maybe it will be closed for at least four hours (a day) but we will be looking for solutions to lessen the time,” said Dicdican mentioning that the runway was initially scheduled to be repaired April next year.

Aside from the runway improvements, the MCIA is also planning to build a three-kilometer second runway with an estimated budget of P2-billion.

MCIA envisions to be a major Airport Hub in the Asia Pacific Region by 2020.



Source: The Philippine Star