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Mactan-Cebu airport opens new apron, taxiway

/ 08:30 PM May 06, 2021

CEBU CITY—Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Wednesday (May 6) inaugurated the new taxiway and apron of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to accommodate more flights.

According to MCIA acting general manager Glen Napuli, the new taxiway—a path for aircraft—will increase aircraft movement on the tarmac from 35 to 40 planes per hour.

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“That is a huge help especially during peak hours. We can accommodate more flights,” he said.

The new taxiway also included an apron where airplanes can use as their parking space.

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The new taxiway and apron, which cost P223.65 million, cover 57,513 square meters near the existing runway of the airport.

Napuli said the apron will increase aircraft parking capacity at the MCIA from 40 to 50 slots.

He said it was important for a major airport in the country to have more parking space needed during emergencies and disasters.

Napuli also announced that the second runway for the MCIA will be inaugurated in May 2022.

He said MCIAA will be the first airport in the country to have a second parallel runway.

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