October 19, 2018
Mactan Cebu International Airport ranked 9th most on-time airport in Southeast Asia UK-based air travel intelligence company OAG ranked MCIA among the top airports in the region.
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu – Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has once again been recognized as one of the world’s friendliest airports in terms of service. UK-based air travel intelligence company OAG ranked MCIA 9th in its Top 10 Most On-time Airports in Southeast Asia last August with a score of 70%. The monthly ranking was revealed via Instagram.
According to OAG, the monthly On-time Performance (OTP) is measured by departures and arrivals that take place “strictly less than 15 minutes after scheduled departure/arrival time, including cancellations.” The OTP only includes airports with more than 4,000 flights.
GMCAC President Louie Ferrer welcomed the news. “The MCIAA, GMCAC, and the airport community have been working hard to ensure the on-time arrival and departure of Cebu flights. This ranking is a testament to our commitment.”
The MCIA project, which includes the construction of Terminal 2 (T2), is one of the flagship projects of the Philippine Government under the Build, Build, Build program and the Department of Transportation. T2 was inaugurated by President Rodrigo Duterte last June 7, 2018. It officially started operations last July 1.
Ferrer says that while the performance score is relatively high, the MCIA community remains committed to delivering only the highest standards of performance. “It’s also a challenge for us to continue finding ways to deliver better, friendlier service to our stakeholders. We intend to keep doing better,” he said.
MCIA is connected to 24 international and 35 domestic destinations through 25 partner carriers. Ferrer says that the continuing growth of connections to Cebu are the result of an aggressive airline marketing strategy that targets both existing and untapped markets of MCIA. “MCIA’s central location is the ideal jump-off point to other domestic and international destinations. We will continue to maximize this location and position Cebu as a central hub in Southeast Asia.”