Starting June 1, airlines serving Cebu will start to integrate the existing international passenger terminal fee to be included with ticket purchases.

To make the departure process more convenient for passengers at Mactan-Cebu Airport, the airport along with the airlines serving Cebu will integrate the current international passenger service charge (IPSC) or the terminal fee of around PHP850 (USD $16) with the airfare.

“All the airlines will integrate their IPSC so our passengers can expect that in the next few months, the convenience of our airport will improve,” said Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) General Manager Steve Dicdican during the signing of a memorandum with the airlines last week.

The integration of the terminal fee will happen starting June until September, when all airlines at Cebu are expected to have the terminal fee integrated with the airfares. During that time, the terminal fee booths will still be available for travelers who booked their tickets before the integration period.

Travelers to the Philippines are required to pay terminal fee that range between PHP250-PHP1000 (USD $5-$19). Recently, most major airports in the Philippines have now integrated the payment with the airline ticket bookings for domestic flights. Cebu will be the second airport in the Philippines after Manila's Ninoy Aquino Airport to integrate the payments for international passengers.

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