Mactan-Cebu Airport is the second largest airport in the Philippines and has seen a growing number of travellers using it. In 2017, the airport served 10 million passengers to various international and domestic destinations. It's network has made it a viable alternate for those looking to visit the Philippines without having to head to the country's capital. Since the Philippine Department of Transportation handed over the responsibility of managing the airport to GMR- MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) in 2014, the airport has seen developments accelerate further. Lately, folks in Cebu and the Philippines are anticipating the opening of its new international terminal which they hope would make Cebu the “friendliest gateway destination” for travellers heading to the Philippines.
While talks are ongoing to address the congestion and lack of space at Manila's Ninoy Aquino Airport, Cebu has been a viable alternative gateway for travel to the Philippines. They've been touting its new, world-class terminal building - MCIA Terminal 2 - and so far it looks like a worthy gateway to the Philippines. Once opened, it will handle international flights while domestic flights will remain at the current terminal. The kind folks of GMCAC sent some photos of the new terminal, giving us a glimpse of what to expect before it opens this summer.
The exterior of the terminal will resemble waves in an ocean, enclosed by a light and transparent facade.