FILE: The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA). (DALE ISRAEL/INQUIRER VISAYAS)
CEBU CITY—Due to a surge in passengers, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has announced a reassignment of some domestic arrivals and departures back to the old Terminal 1.
Cebu Pacific Air and CebGo domestic flights would now be at Terminal 1 starting midnight of June 16, MCIA said in a press statement on Thursday, May 19.
Domestic flights from the Philippine Airlines, PAL Express, Air Asia, and Air Swift will continue to use Terminal 2 alongside all international flights.
Terminal 1 was damaged by Typhoon “Odette” (international name: Rai) in December 2021, prompting the GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) to transfer all domestic and international flights to the newer Terminal 2.
Repairs in Terminal 1 had been done.
GMCAC has noted an upsurge in the traffic for domestic passengers with an average of at least 12,000 daily, which is around 51 percent of pre-pandemic traffic.
In 2019, the Cebu airport had domestic traffic of 25,743 daily.
The GMCAC, however, said it would transfer back all domestic flights regardless of the airline at a scheduled date in the future.
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