Saturday, September 8, 2012

MCIA Expansion

That is going to be the additional gate of the Mactan Cebu International Airport. That one connects to gate 5, so it probably is going to be an added convenience to domestic passengers. I think it’s wise of them to have this additional “finger” to the existing facility that obviously needs it. Overdue in fact. It has never been as chaotic in this airport compared to others. But, it is just a bit more inconvenient to many – especially women with children and the elderly.

Come to think of it, with the number of domestic flights that arrive and depart at MCIA from midnight to midnight, it would be perplexing for many to realize that there are actually just two gates with aerobridges and two others that are “ramp gates”. Thus, especially for Cebu Pacific (since they have the most), even if your flight was using a jet aircraft that can easily be connected via the aerobridge, you still are boarded by climbing down and up stairs – no escalators nor elevators!

Let’s hope that new ‘pier’ will become usable soon enough!


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