Cebu Airport promotes new flights, services to Iloilo tourism stakeholders

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is the gateway to the Visayas and Southern Philippines and is the second largest airport facility in the country. In November 2014, Filipino-led developer GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) took over development of the all landside facilities of the MCIA under a 25-year Public-Private Partnership agreement. The contract includes the management and operation of the two terminals and any necessary expansions to these same facilities to ensure that MCIA can meet the demand of its steadily growing passenger traffic. GMR

GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), together with partner airlines, promotes its new flights and services of Mactan-Cebu International Airport to its tourism stakeholders during its sales mission in Iloilo at Seda Hotel today.

GMCAC, the private company managing the terminal operations and other related areas of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), has partnered with different airlines namely AirSwift, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Philippines AirAsia, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, Emirates, EVAAir, and TigerAir Taiwan to update travel agents and tour operators of the new flights and different connections out of MCIA.

“Iloilo is an important market to us considering that it has the highest domestic traffic in an out of Cebu from the Visayas area,” said Aines Librodo, GMCAC Head for Airline Marketing and Tourism Development.

In 2018, MCIA recorded a notable growth in passenger traffic from Iloilo International Airport with a total of 240,000 passengers, up 12 percent from the 213,757 passengers in 2017.

The sales mission is one of GMCAC’s marketing initiatives to keep tourism stakeholders, particularly travel and tour operators, informed of the recent developments in MCIA, highlighting the many destinations out of MCIA and the convenience that it offers to passengers who will use MCIA as their transit point.

Now on its second year, GMCAC aims to institutionalize the sales missions every year, starting off with its first leg held in Davao on January 29. The second and third leg of the sales mission were held in Cagayan de Oro and Bacolod on February 6 and 12, respectively.

GMCAC will be at Ironwood Hotel in Tacloban on February 20 for the final run of its sales mission./PN


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