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Encyclopedia > Mactan Cebu International Airport
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Mactan-Cebu International Airport (IATA airport code: CEB, ICAO airport code: RPVM) is the major airport of the Visayas region of the Philippines. It is located in Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, near Cebu City. The airport is also the only international airport in the entire Visayas region. A first class hotel -- Waterfront Mactan Airport Hotel -- sits right in front of the airport terminal. A new international terminal worth P1 Billion will be constructed starting 2006 and will be completed in four years after which the existing 15 year old terminal, which houses the domestic and international wings and has a capacity of 2 million passengers, will be purely devoted for domestic use. Also, the current four aerobridges or tubes on the existing terminal will be upgraded and added with two more bringing it to a total of six. All of these improvements were bared by the airport's general manager Adelberto Yap in light of the increasing international and domestic flights to Cebu. The improvements are also meant to augment Cebu's goal of attracting five million tourists per year by 2010. Image File history File links Mact-tmb. ... Image File history File links Mact-tmb. ... An IATA airport code, known by the IATA as an IATA location identifier or, simply, a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world. ... The ICAO airport code is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Map of the Philippines showing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Visayas is one of the three island groupings in the Philippines along with Luzon and Mindanao. ... Lapu-Lapu City is a 1st class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Mactan Island lies a few kilometers to the southeast of the island of Cebu in the Philippines. ... Cebu City is the capital of the Cebu Province in the Philippines and is the second most important metropolitan center in the country. ... Map of the Philippines showing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Visayas is one of the three island groupings in the Philippines along with Luzon and Mindanao. ...


History

The airport opened in the mid-1960s. It was built to replace Lahug Airport, which could not be expanded due to safety and physical problems. The airport was then expanded in its later years to become the current Mactan-Cebu International Airport. The airport is currently the second busiest in the country after Manila's NAIA-1 and NAIA-2 and serves as the country's primary alternative gateway.


On December 11, 1994, Philippine Airlines Flight 434 was flying on its second leg of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport - Mactan-Cebu International Airport - New Tokyo International Airport (now Narita International Airport) route when a bomb on board exploded, killing a passenger. The airliner was able to make an emergency landing. Authorities later found out that Ramzi Yousef planted the bomb on the airliner to test the bomb for his Project Bojinka plot. His project was discovered in Manila after an apartment fire on the night of January 5 and the morning of January 6, 1995. December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Philippine Airlines Flight 434 was the route designator of a flight that flew on a Ninoy Aquino International Airport near Manila, Philippines - Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Cebu - New Tokyo International Airport (Now Narita International Airport), Narita, Japan near Tokyo route. ... The Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA (IATA: MNL, ICAO: RPLL) is the international airport that serves Manila, in the Philippines, and its surrounding metropolitan area. ... Narita International Airport (Japanese: 成田国際空港 Narita Kokusai KÅ«kō) (IATA: NRT, ICAO: RJAA) is an international airport located in Narita, Chiba, Japan, in the eastern portion of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Ramzi Yousef Ramzi Ahmed Yousef or Ramzi Mohammed Yousef (also transliterated as Ramzi Yusuf, Ramzi Youssef) (Arabic: رمزى يوسف ), birth name possibly Abdul Basit Karim,(Arabic: عبد الباسط كريم ). He is believed to have been one of the masterminds behind the first World Trade Center attack and a number of other terrorist attacks. ... Oplan Bojinka (also known as Operation Bojinka, Project Bojinka, Bojinka Plot, Bojinga, from Arabic: بجنكة – slang in many dialects for explosion and pronounced Bo-JIN-ka, except in Egyptian where it is Bo-GIN-ka) was a planned large-scale attack on airliners in 1995, and was a precursor to... Manilas President Manuel Roxas Boulevard also known as the Baywalk Manila (Filipino: Maynila) is the capital of the Philippines. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Airlines

The following airlines serve the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (as of January 2006):

Air Philippines is an airline based in Pasay City, in the Philippines. ... Asian Spirit is an airline based in Manila in the Philippines. ... Cebu Pacific Air is a low-cost airline based in Pasay City, Manila, the Philippines. ... Philippine Airlines, also known as PAL, is the national airline of the Philippines. ... South East Asian Airlines or Seair is an airline based in the Philippines and is committed to serve remote destinations throughout the Philippines. ... Asiana Airlines (KOSDAQ: 020560) is one of South Koreas two major airlines. ... Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (Traditional Chinese: 國泰航空有限公司, Simplified Chinese: 国泰航空有限公司; Mandarin Pinyin: Guótài Hángkōng Yŏuxiàn Gōngsī; abbreviation: 國泰/国泰) (HKEx: 0293) is an Asian commercial airline based in Hong Kong. ... Cebu Pacific Air is a low-cost airline based in Pasay City, Manila, the Philippines. ... Malaysia Airlines (Abbreviated: MAS; Malay: Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad; Simplified Chinese: 马来西亚航空公司, 马航 (abb. ... Mandarin Airlines (華信航空) is a regional and domestic airline based in Taipei in Taiwan and is a subsidiary of China Airlines. ... Philippine Airlines, also known as PAL, is the national airline of the Philippines. ... Qatar Airways (القطرية) is an airline based in Doha, Qatar. ... Silkair is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines and is based in Singapore. ...

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