MACTAN, Cebu – The newly completed and extended taxiway at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has been officially inaugurated, allowing for wider aircraft movements.
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Secretary Michael Dino of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, lead the inauguration Wednesday of the upgraded taxiway.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said the upgraded taxiway will allow better aircraft movement, allowing access for wide-body aircrafts that will be using the taxiway in the future.
MCIA acting general manager Glenn Napuli said the expansion of the taxiway, which now covers an estimated area of 57,513 square meters, means more aircraft can be parked and more transit aircrafts can be accommodated
The expanded taxiway can now accommodate 50 aircraft per hour from the previous 35.
With the project’s completion, DOTr said that MCIA flight operations are seen to become more vibrant as aircraft turnaround will be faster and bigger airplanes can be accommodated.
This will translate to a more robust travel and tourim sector in the Cebu and the entire Visayas region.
After the taxiway inaugural ceremony, Tugade also leads the unveiling of the new Administration Building of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).
The completed building will enable CAAP personnel to extend efficient service and further provide comfort to its stakeholders.
After which, Tugade and his team inspected the ongoing construction of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) Corporate Building.
The MCIAA Corporate Building will bring the various offices and departments in one edifice. The MCIA Authority believes that the proximity of the offices can improve the quality and effectiveness of work in line with today’s modern demands.
Currently, MCIAA offices are scattered in different buildings. The new building is due for inauguration in July. – CebuNews.ph