Posted by : Cebu Blogger Monday, May 16, 2016


Last year, Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has been named as the Best Airport in the Philippines by Sleepinginairports.net (SIA) and ranked 18th in Asia. This year or years to come, MCIA might become the country's only International Airport leaving the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) behind. And just yesterday, GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) invited Media and Cebu Bloggers to experience the latest changes and updates from soon to be the world's friendliest airport gateway, Mactan Cebu International Airport.

The newly opened Breastfeeding of Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Cebu Bloggers Society with Mr Andrew Harrison, chief executive adviser for GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation, during the opening of the Mactan Cebu Airport's breastfeeding station and airport updates tour. Photo by Sinjin Pineda of Libotero.com
We are just excited as you are, so here are the five changes and updates of Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) as of second quarter of this year.

1. Breastfeeding Room

The permanent location is situated right after the Final Security Check catering to the nursing needs of traveling mothers for both domestic and international passengers. The room features 4 private nursing cubicles complete with a couch and an ottoman on each cubicle; 1 lavatory; 2 baby changing tables with slide tables each; a microwave to reheat feeding bottles or baby food; a refrigerator to store breast milk and a push-button sliding door for ease and comfort.







2. Drinking Water Stations

This newly added update to our Airport is a big help to our beloved travelers who sometimes failed to buy bottled drinking water outside or got no luxury of purchasing "dollar-priced" drinking water inside the Airport. These water stations are available in International and Domestic pre-departure entrances.
 


 3. Plaza Premium Lounge

Plaza Premium Lounges is a collection of airport lounges, meet and greet services and airport hotels worldwide, that strive to make air travel easier and more pleasant. Lounges offer a variety of services, which range from complimentary food and beverages to showers, massages and business centers. (SIA) And just like other world-class Airports, MCIA got a newly built version situated at International Pre-Departures. This new facility is open 0400-0230 Daily. For inquiries, email philippines@plaza-network.com






 4. Newly Opened Establishments

To expand the dining and shopping options for passengers and stakeholders, GMCAC opened additional retail and F&B outlets.
 
 Jollibee, with one outlet each at the Domestic Departures and Arrivals areas.
Starbucks which is located at the Northwing Check-in counter area
Missy Bon-Bon located at teh Gate 5 Domestic Departures

 




Ulli's Streets of Asia inside the International pre-Departures Area


Bench, with two outlets located at the International Pre-Departures Area and at the Domestic Pre-departures Area
Pandora, located inside the International Pre-Departures gate


5. Kiddie Toilet

Meanwhile, GMCAC stands firm on its mandate to provide women-responsive and children-friendly facilities. For instance, the company is installing a cubicle for children inside the newly renovated washrooms complete with a children's urinal and toilet.



Special Feature: VeriPax Passenger Reconciliation System
Starting May 9, VeriPax Passenger Reconciliation System will go live! This helps streamline the security check process. Check the video below for guide.





Last year, GMCAC has started working on MCIA's Terminal 2 to boost the airport's passenger carrying capacity to 12.5 to 14 million a year from the current 4.5 million by October of 2018.

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