EIGHT airline companies showcased their flight promos and new service offers for Dabawenyos who would want to travel internationally through Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) as the airport is set to open their Terminal 2 exclusive for international flights June of this year.

During the MCIA sales mission held Wednesday, January 31, GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) CEO Andrew Acquaah-Harrison shared that they are currently 84 percent complete with the construction of their Terminal 2 with promised state-of-the-art upgrades with the interior and the services that will be first in the country or in Southeast Asia. GMCAC is the private operator currently managing MCIA.

Airlines present during the sales mission were AirAsia, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, China Eastern, Emirates, Eva Air, Philippine Airlines, and Xiamen Air.

Last year alone six new airlines were added to the airlines being catered to by MCIA. This addition includes Air Juan, Juneyao Air, OK Air, Lucky Air, Sichuan Airlines, and Pan Pacific Airlines.

Aside from its existing direct flights to Europe and other places in Asia, additional flights direct from Cebu to different cities in China had also been launched.

"GMCAC welcomed more Chinese carriers to Cebu and launched direct flights to six destinations in China namely, Beijing, Chongquing, Fuzhou, Kunming, Shanghai, and Xian," read MCIA official press statement.

With 21 international destinations, 35 domestic routes, and 24 partner carriers will conduct future sales mission to Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, and Tacloban to update Filipinos in these parts of the country of the latest infrastructure developments in MCIA and to promote other connections via Cebu.

Harrison said Cebu city is very much strategically located being at the geographical center of the Philippines providing access to travelers who want to explore other parts of the country and the world.

Harrison said they understand that the upgrade of Terminal 2 may also to give better services and experiences to the tourists but it is also a means of celebrating the hardwork of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) distributed in different countries globally.