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Mactan Cebu International Airport
Mactan-Cebu International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Mactan-Cebu, Cebuano: Tugpahanang Pangkalibutan sa Mactan-Sugbo) (IATA: CEB, ICAO: RPVM)
The Mactan Cebu Airport located in Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island in the small Philippine archipelago. Mactan Cebu Philippines is part of the province and is located in the immediate vicinity of the elongated island of Cebu, located directly across from Cebu City. The airport is located about ten meters above sea level.
Mactan Cebu Airport is an international airport and has only one terminal. In the vernacular it is called “Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Mactan-Cebu.” The IATA airport code is “CEB”. Since especially the province of Cebu Philippines and the capital of Cebu City are now very popular tourist areas, the importance of the airport continues to increase. Two bridges connect the island of Mactan to Cebu City. It is the home of the Cebu Pacific Airline
The airport was built between 1960 and 1970, and has a total of about eleven square miles. It is operated by the company Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority. The Mactan Cebu Airport is based on the number of aircraft movements in second place in the national statistics, is the leader of Manila Airport, located about 600 kilometers in distance. Each year at the Mactan Cebu Airport handled three to four million passengers. International airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways operate here very regularly. Take-off and landing runway of the airport have the dimensions 3300 meters x 45 meters.
The airport has several facilities: There are just over the customs control a big store with the ability to buy duty free, are also a restaurant and a gift shop available. The Cebu Pacific Counter is also located there. Particularly interesting is the massage parlor, in which all passengers can enjoy a massage before or after flying for a fee. It also offers an Pharmacy.
Right next to the Mactan Cebu Airport is the “Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino,” which is just minutes away on foot. The travelers can take advantage of all the facilities at a cost of hotels. In addition, the hotel offers an exclusive casino, where among other things, poker, blackjack, baccarat and roulette can be played. Even slot machines are available here. This hotel in Cebu Philippines is a beautiful building and offers guests the ultimate in comfort.
From the airport, all the attractions of Cebu, Philippines can be reached quickly and easily. The province includes 168 islands and littel islets and has a stunningly beautiful landscape. The entire province of Cebu Philippines is about 5,000 square kilometers in size. We welcome you to Cebu City the home of Cebu Pacific.
Cebu Pacific Airline is the primary civil aviation carrier in Philippines. Founded and incorporated on 26th August in 1988 as Cebu Air, the first operations of Cebu Pacific in Philippines commenced on and from 9th March in 1996. Cebu Pacific bears an IATA code of 5J, ICAO code CEB and Call-Sign CEBU.
Cebu Pacific is the largest international carrier in Philippines and it has hubs at Mactan Cebu International Airport, Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Clark International Airport, Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao, Iloilo International Airport and Kalibo International Airport.
Cebu Pacific is a subsidiary of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. that is traded publicly today. John Gokongwei Jr. who was the head of JG Summit Holdings, Inc at the time of incorporation of Cebu Pacific Airline remains the Chairman Emeritus of Cebu Pacific while James Gokongwei is the present Chairman and Lance Gokongwei the President and CEO. The headquarters of Cebu Pacific in Philippines is at Airline Operations Center Building, Manila Domestic Airport Complex, Old Domestic Road, Pasay City, Philippines 1301. Cebu Pacific has truly lives by its motto of ‘Why every Juan flies’ ever since its inception, from the perspective of customer service, professionalism and the quality of fleets.
Over the last ten years, Cebu Pacific has been growing by manifold times. In 2012, Cebu Pacific had catered to more than 13 million domestic and international guests which is about 400% growth from 2006. Cebu Pacific had an annual passenger quantum of 3.4 million in 2006, 5.4 million in 2007 which was about 60% growth on a year on year basis, 6.7 million passengers in 2008 which again put the growth at a handsome 23%, 8.7 million passengers in 2009 pegging the growth at 30% on a year on year basis, 10.4 million passengers in 2010 and almost 12 million passengers in 2011. Considering the opening up of new destinations all across the world, Cebu Pacific is all set to cater to more than 15 million passengers at the least in 2013.
The present fleet size of Cebu Pacific Airline is 48 with almost a similar number of new airbuses and jets being in the pipeline of acquisition which will be delivered in the due course of the next 10 years. In a decade’s time, Cebu pacific will have doubled its fleet size and possibly double its origin and destinations as well. The planes in the fleet of Cebu Pacific are Airbus A319-100, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321neo, Airbus A330-300 and ATR 72-500. The latter is only used in the domestic routes while the Airbuses are used both on domestic and international routes.
Cebu Pacific Airline travels to all domestic destinations and numerous international destinations. Dubai has just been added to the growing list of international destinations of Cebu Pacific in Philippines and the European Union may also soon open up as per ongoing discussions. Here is a comprehensive list of destinations that Cebu Pacific flies to and from.
In People’s Republic of China, Cebu Pacific flies to and from Beijing – Beijing Capital International Airport, Guangzhou – Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Shanghai – Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Xiamen – Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong.
The other East Asian destinations include Osaka – Kansai International Airport, Macau, Macau International Airport, Seoul – Incheon International Airport, Busan – Gimhae International Airport and Taipei – Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
In Southeast Asia, Cebu Pacific flies to Bandar Seri Begawan – Brunei International Airport, Siem Reap – Siem Reap International Airport, Jakarta – Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Denpasar – Ngurah Rai International Airport, Kota Kinabalu – Kota Kinabalu International Airport and Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
The domestic destinations of Cebu Pacific in Philippines are Busuanga – Francisco Reyes Airport, Cauayan – Cauayan Airport, Clark – Clark International Airport Hub, Laoag – Laoag International Airport, Legazpi – Legazpi Airport, Manila – Ninoy Aquino International Airport Main hub, Naga – Naga Airport, Puerto Princesa – Puerto Princesa Airport, San Jose – McGuire Field, Tuguegarao – Tuguegarao Airport, Virac – Virac Airport, Butuan – Bancasi Airport, Cagayan de Oro – Lumbia Airport, Cotabato – Awang Airport, Davao – Francisco Bangoy International Airport Hub, Dipolog – Dipolog Airport, General Santos – General Santos International Airport, Ozamiz – Labo Airport, Pagadian – Pagadian Airport, Siargao – Sayak Airport, Surigao – Surigao Airport, Tawi-Tawi – Sanga-Sanga Airport, Zamboanga – Zamboanga International Airport, Bacolod – Bacolod-Silay International Airport, Caticlan – Godofredo P. Ramos Airport, Cebu – Mactan-Cebu International Airport Hub, Dumaguete – Sibulan Airport, Iloilo – Iloilo International Airport Hub, Kalibo – Kalibo International Airport Hub, Roxas City – Roxas Airport, Tacloban – Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport and Tagbilaran – Tagbilaran Airport.
The other prominent Asian destinations are Singapore Changi Airport, Bangkok – Suvarnabhumi Airport, Hanoi – Noi Bai International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City – Tan Son Nhat International Airport and Dubai – Dubai International Airport. These are all the Airports which are reachable by Cebu Pacific Airline.