More than 4M passengers passed through Mactan; flights up 13%-A A +A
By Mia A. Aznar
Friday, September 13, 2013
FROM January to July this year, over 30,000 flights passed through the Mactan Cebu International Airport, carrying over four million passengers.
The comparative performance posted on the MCIA website stated there were a total of 38,313 flights for the period, 19,118 of these incoming flights and 19,195 of these, outgoing.
Domestic flights made up the bulk of the trips with 31,678.
There were 15,817 domestic incoming flights and 15,861 outgoing flights and the majority of these occurred in the summer months of April and May. Domestic flights grew 12 percent from January to July last year.
For international flights, majority occurred in January, which is a busy month for Cebu as it celebrates the Sinulog Festival.
A total of 6,635 international flights were recorded for the period, 3,301 of which were incoming while 3,334 were outgoing. This is up 18 percent from last year.
The number of flights grew 13 percent from the 34,052 flights that used the airport for the same period last year.
For the period, the airport saw a 13 percent increase in international passengers, after 1.04 million travelers passed through Cebu. Domestic traffic rose slightly by 1.8 percent at 3.15 million.
From 4.03 million last year, the total number of travelers that passed through the Mactan Cebu International Airport grew four percent to 4.2 million.
In terms of cargo, 34 million kilos of cargo were transported through the airport, up 11 percent. Domestic cargo made up 25.3 million kilos while international cargo was at 8.69 million kilos.
The flights also transported 31.7 million pieces of baggage, consisting of 18.3 million pieces from domestic flights and 13.4 million pieces from international flights.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 14, 2013.