Widened taxiway, new CAAP admin building inaugurated in Cebu

Aviation Updates Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), among other governmnet officials, led the inauguration of the taxiway widening project at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) on Thursday.

Transportation officials led the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the inauguration of the taxiway project in Mactan-Cebu. Photo from the Department of Transportation.

The widened taxiway in Cebu paves the way for increased efficiency in airport operations. From the previous capacity of 35 aircraft movements per hour, the upgraded taxiway now allows up to 40 aircraft movements per hour in the aerodrome.

Additionally, the previous maximum aircraft parking capacity, which was 40 aircraft slots has been increased to 50 aircraft slots, according to the Transportation Department.

“It is a huge help during peak hours and with this, we can accommodate more flights,” Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) officer-in-charge Glenn Napuli said during the inauguration, as quoted by SunStar Philippines.

Meanwhile, DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade also inaugurated the unveiled the new CAAP Administration Building located within the MCIA complex.

The new CAAP building is a two-story infrastructure that houses various facilities of the agency. The completed building will enable CAAP personnel to extend efficient service to its stakeholders.

As of the moment, the DOTr has another aviation project in Cebu. Bantayan Airport is currently undergoing developments and is eyed for completion by the second quarter of 2021. The DOTr says the completion rate is at 94.67 percent already.

Prior to the inauguration of the new airport facilities in Cebu, the Transportation chief also led the opening of the modernized and improved Passenger Terminal Building (PTB), among other upgrades, in Calbayog City, Samar.