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Mactan terminal bags Aussie Asia Pacific Airport of the Year

The recently opened Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has been named as "Asia Pacific Airport of the Year" by the Center for Aviation (CAPA), the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Thursday.

"The award is given to an airport 'with 10 to 30 million annual passengers that has been the biggest standout strategically, has established itself as a leader and done the most to advance the progress of the aviation industry'," the DOTr said.

President Rodrigo Duterte led the inauguration of the MCIA's terminal 2 building on June 7, 2018.

GMR Megawide Cebu started constructing the MCIA's terminal 2 building in June 2015.

The aim is to reduce congestion at the international airport and increase annual passenger capacity from 4.5 million passengers per year to 12.2 million.

Dubbed as "The World’s Friendliest Resort Airport,” the MCIA is the second largest airport and one of the busiest in the Philippines, according to the DOTr.

"With a total of 25 international destinations, 30 domestic destinations, and with 26 partner airline carriers, the MCIA has become a viable choice in connecting Cebu to the world," it said.

Based in Sydney, CAPA is a source market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry.

According to its website, it has a network of aviation researchers and analysts across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/national/mactan-terminal-bags-aussie-asia-pacific-airport-of-the-year-—dotr/ar-BBQzqMq?ocid=spartandhp

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GBT62
45 minutes ago, Dafey said:

Dubbed as "The World’s Friendliest Resort Airport,”

The new definition of friendly includes security guards denying friends and family entry to the inside of the terminal to have a coffee and wave you off ? :thumbs_down:

What are they smoking in Sydney ...

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musicman666
27 minutes ago, GBT62 said:

The new definition of friendly includes security guards denying friends and family entry to the inside of the terminal to have a coffee and wave you off ? :thumbs_down:

What are they smoking in Sydney ...

It’s the phillipines ...the terminal might be considered a rich hunting ground for certain people.

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Cgu

It is good for the Philippines. I guess it was awarded due to the low energy requirements  (solar panels on the rooftop). 

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jtmwatchbiz

just flew out to the USA and back in a few months ago and it is indeed a very nice facility.  

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Kabisay-an gid
5 hours ago, GBT62 said:

The new definition of friendly includes security guards denying friends and family entry to the inside of the terminal to have a coffee and wave you off ? 

 

Big whoop.

You do realize that terrorist bombings are a hard reality in the Philippines?

I for one am glad that they're taking security more seriously than they have in the past.

Looks like a restaurant near the airport will have to do for coffee and goodbyes.

You'll live.

 

 

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GBT62

That bored guy outside the front door simply checks for a boarding pass - there's no looking in bags, no X-rays, no sniffer dogs .... no barrier to terrorists. 

Ayala and SM are more "secure" than the check-in area.

Like I said in a previous topic when it opened - nice building and a definite upgrade, deserves some architecture awards for sure - but "World's Friendliest" is like awarding Miss Congeniality to a nightclub bouncer.

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