Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) posted a time-lapse video of the construction of Terminal 2, which is set to be completed by June 2018.
“ALMOST READY! Can’t wait for Terminal 2? Catch the construction time lapse video! Epic journeys #StartHere,” the page said in its caption.
Terminal 2 covers 45,000 square meters and costs around P32 billion. Further expansion is to be expected in the second phase of the project. It is set to serve international flights with eight aerobridge-equipped aircraft parking stands. The new terminal will be linked to Terminal 1 with a link-bridge for domestic use.
According to the GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC), Terminal 2 will feature Cebuano culture and heritage, along with a mix of modern building materials.
The new terminal will house 48 check-in counters that may grow to 72 counters, thanks to its modular expansion capability. It is designed to accommodate growing traffic without interrupting its operations. Terminal 2 is expected to increase MCIA’s serving capacity from 4.5 million passengers to 12. 5 million passengers per year.
GMCAC said that their visions for MCIA include making it the “world’s friendliest airport gateway” that showcases the Cebuanos’ “warmth and hospitality.”
“It will be an airport that will make guests fell that their resort experience has started the moment they set foot in here,” GMCAC added.
Construction of MCIA Terminal 2 started on January 22, 2016 with the ceremonial pouring of concrete.
Terminal 2 is touted to be the “world’s first resort airport.”