T2 of Mactan Cebu Int’l Airport Update


 Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 is on track for delivery by June 2018 according to GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) executive adviser, Andrew Harrison.
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GMCAC is investing some P32 billion for the first phase of development of Terminal 2. This includes the completion of concrete works for the civil structure of the new terminal building is scheduled by the end of this year. GMCAC will finalize awards for major suppliers for equipment and services relating to electro-mechanical works by the end of 2016.

 

Terminal 2 is approximately 45,000 square meters and can be expanded further in the second phase. The new terminal will serve all international flights with eight aerobridge-equipped aircraft parking stands and will be connected by a link-bridge to Terminal 1, which will be refurbished for domestic use.

Architectural features of Terminal 2 blends modern building materials and Cebuano culture and heritage, said GMCAC.

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The new terminal building will also feature 48 check-in counters that are expandable to 72. It will include modular expansion capability to ensure operations can continue uninterrupted whilst expansion takes place as traffic growth warrants.

It will also have a car park that can accommodate 550 cars, which is expandable to 750 cars.

In terms of employment generation, GMCAC said more than 3,000 jobs are created during the construction of Terminal 2, with another 550 employment opportunities through concessionaires once Terminal 2 is commissioned.

Once Terminal 2 is completed, the combined annual passengers that will use the airport is projected to rise to 12.5 million from 4.5 million passengers a year.

“The MCIA is envisioned to become the world’s friendliest airport gateway that demonstrates the warmth and hospitality of the Cebuano people. It will be an airport that will make guests feel that their resort experience has started the moment they set foot in here,” the company said.

Source: Katlene O. Cacho, http://www.sunstar.com.ph

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