The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Terminal 1. (PNA file photo by John Rey Saavedra)

CEBU CITY – The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority on Thursday announced that domestic flights of the Cebu Pacific Air and Cebgo will be transferred to Terminal 1 (T1), citing the need to manage the significant increase in passenger traffic.

In a statement, Edilyth Maribojoc, communications officer for GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation’s corporate affairs and branding, said the new location for servicing of Cebu Pacific and Cebgo flights will take effect on June 16.

The airport management, she said, decided to transfer the flight servicing as MCIA “experiences a significant traffic growth, with domestic demand now at 52 percent of pre-pandemic levels”.

In 2019, at its peak, MCIA saw a daily average of 25,743 domestic passengers.

Maribojoc said Cebu Pacific Air and Cebgo flights departing before 23:59 of June 15 will still depart from T2.

“All other domestic departures, such as Philippine Airlines/PAL Express, AirAsia, and AirSwift, will continue in T2 until further notice,” she noted.

However, Maribojoc said these airlines will be transferred together to T1 at a confirmed date at least a month before the transfer takes effect.

She said all international arrivals and departures will continue to operate in T2, while all domestic arrivals will continue at the airport’s T1.

Departing domestic flights were transferred to T2 on January 16 as T1 needed to be closed for repair due to the damage caused by Typhoon Odette in December last year. (PNA)