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backarrowGMCAC's official statement on the upcoming MCIA runway closure

August 29, 2018

From September 1 to 21, Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) runway will be closed for overlay works from 0130-0630 am as part of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority’s (MCIAA) runway rehabilitation plan.

GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), together with allied agencies such as the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, is working in support of MCIAA to ensure that its rehabilitation efforts for the MCIA runway are completed within the published schedule.

The upcoming scheduled closure of the MCIA runway has already taken into consideration the effect that it will have on airline operations, that is why it has been reduced to 5 hours to balance the impact on our domestic and international flights.

These closures have further emphasized the urgency of having a full parallel emergency runway that can operate while the main runway is shut down for maintenance or emergencies. When the plans are finalized, this innovative infrastructure solution will soon be part of MCIA to provide the flying public with the seamless first-world service it deserves.

For affected flights, passengers are advised to get in touch with their respective airlines before their travel dates to check the adjustments on their flight schedules. Passengers may also call MCIA’s hotline at (032) 494-7000 for further assistance.

We ask for the understanding of the traveling public and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused.

For media inquiries:

Corporate Affairs Officer

GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation

Mactan Cebu International Airport, Pusok

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu - 6016, Philippines

T: (032) 494-9000, (032) 494-5314

E: [email protected]