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Mactan Cebu Airport to Unveil Resort-style Terminal Inspired by Ocean Waves

(Photo credit: www.mactan-cebuairport.com.ph)

Good news — the new Mactan Cebu Airport terminal is set to open ahead of schedule! According to the Department of Transportation, the new addition will be ready to open its doors in June, a month ahead of its planned launch.

The stunning resort-style terminal will be the first of its kind in the country as it takes inspiration from the island and its heritage of craftsmanship.

Patterned after ocean waves, the new terminal is the work of design bigwigs such as Budgi + Royal, and celebrated furniture designer, Kenneth Cobonpue.

Mactan Cebu Airport new terminal
(Photo from mciaa.gov.ph)

Highlights of the New Mactan Cebu Airport Terminal

  • 26 meter high ceilings
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass windows giving it a bright and airy atmosphere
  • Has tropical design
  • Glulam wood is used for its beams, which are supported by artfully shaped pillars reminiscent of a boat’s hull

Mactan Cebu Airport new terminal 2
(Photo from mciaa.gov.ph)

With the additional 65,000 square meters in space, the airport will have an an increased capacity of 12.5 million, a stark increase from its original 4.5 million. Once the new terminal is fully operational, major renovations will begin on Terminal 1.

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