Mactan–Cebu International Airport

Orientation & Geography

Asia, Philippines, Cebu

Mactan-Cebu International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Mactan-Cebu, Cebuano: Tugpahanang Pangkalibutanon sa Mactan-Sugbo) (IATA: CEB, ICAO: RPVM) is a major international airport in the Visayas region of the Philippines. It is located in Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Metro Cebu and is the country's second primary gateway. The airport is managed by the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority. The airport has a large apron, a single 3,300 meter runway, and a taxiway. The terminal building incorporates both domestic and international wings with a combined capacity for 4.5 million passengers. The airport covers an area of 797 hectares. Mactan-Cebu International Airport is a major trade center in the south for both domestic and international traffic. Its traffic is continually increasing and is now serving 602 commercial flights weekly transporting 10,223 passengers daily. Narrow-body aircraft such as: A319s, A320s, A321s as well as wide-body aircraft such: A330s, A340s, B777s and B747s fly to the airport on a scheduled basis. Mactan-Cebu International Airport reported recently an average of 161 daily aircraft operations (landings and take-offs). About 54% of the flight operations at Mactan-Cebu International Airport are commercial carriers while the remaining 46% are military aircraft and general aviation operations. Over the last fifteen (15) years, Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s passenger traffic has grown at an annual average of 21% for International while the domestic grew at an annual average of 5%. Mactan-Cebu International Airport is currently served by thirteen (13) passenger airlines and five (5) cargo airlines. Mactan-Cebu International Airport is one of the major cargo airports in the Philippines. Air cargo volume in 2007 is 53,472,924 kg. International cargo volume increased at an average growth rate of 47% annually while the domestic cargo grew at an average of 4% per annum. There was a healthy growth rate of air transport movement for the year 2007, an increase of 31% for international and 8% for domestic compared the other year. The airport handled 5.7 million passengers on both domestic and international routes in 2010.