MANILA International Airport Authority (MIAA) and Cebu Pacific officials led the ground breaking Tuesday of a 2.5-hectare aircraft parking bay at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
The envisioned parking bay is located at NAIA’s South General Aviation Area, formerly Flight Operations Briefing Station.
Once completed, the parking bay can accommodate approximately four to six Airbus A320-family aircraft, helping ease up movement at other terminal bays in the airport.
MIAA General Manager Jose Angel Honrado and Engr. Ricardo Medalla, NAIA Terminal 3 Manager, graced the groundbreaking ceremony together with the CEB management committee.
“We are very grateful to the MIAA and relevant government authorities for allowing us to develop and utilize the South General Aviation Area for aircraft parking. This area supplements the space requirement of our growing fleet and will contribute to the optimization of our ground operations,” CEB President and CEO Lance Gokongwei said.
CEB’s 57-strong fleet is comprised of seven Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, six Airbus A330, and eight ATR 72-500 aircraft.
Between 2016 and 2021, CEB said it expects delivery of two more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 16 ATR 72-600 aircraft.
CEB flies to over 90 routes and 64 destinations, spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and the United States.
Source: Sun Star Manila (SDR/Sunnex)