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Mactan-Cebu International Airport Set to Welcome United Airlines Flights by July 2024

MCIA X United Airlines

In a significant move to expand its route network, Mactan-Cebu International Airport is set to welcome United Airlines’ daily flights originating from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, starting July 31st, 2024.

Travelers will benefit from seamless connectivity, with the new Tokyo-Cebu flights offering convenient links to key U.S. destinations served by United Airlines, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Newark, and Houston.

United Airlines, boasting the largest and most diversified international route network among U.S. carriers, presently offers non-stop services to an impressive 134 international destinations across 67 countries.

The partnership between Mactan-Cebu International Airport and United Airlines is poised to streamline travel for visitors from the United States, providing seamless access to Cebu and unlocking pathways to renowned tourist destinations such as Bohol, Siargao, Boracay, Siquijor, and other gems in Central and Southern Philippines.

Athanasios Titonis, CEO of Mactan-Cebu International Airport, expresses optimism that this groundbreaking partnership will serve as a catalyst, inspiring other global carriers to collaborate with the airport. “The growing demand for flights from various global destinations underscores the need for strategic partnerships like this one to effectively meet travelers’ needs. Our mission is to showcase the unparalleled beauty of the Philippines to the world. With some of the world’s most stunning beaches and unique experiences found only here, we hope other global carriers recognize the immense potential, particularly in Cebu, and join us in expanding our route network.”

Aligned with Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s vision of evolving into a Hub Airport, while pursuing its goal of becoming the gateway to tourism in the Philippines, anticipate the arrival of more global carriers. These carriers are poised to enhance connectivity, linking the Philippines to an expanded array of cities worldwide.

For more information on Mactan-Cebu International Airport, please visit https://www.mactancebuairport.com.

About Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is the second-largest airport in the Philippines. It serves over 11 million foreign and local passengers yearly, making it the second busiest airline hub in the country. MCIA is operated by a Filipino-led private consortium between Aboitiz InfraCapital, GMR Group of India, and Megawide Construction Corporation under a concession agreement with the Philippine Government.

With its strategic location and world-class facilities, MCIA aims to establish itself as the leading tourism gateway of the country with exceptional travel experience, connecting the world to the Philippines. MCIA has achieved accreditation from the Airports Council International, being the first in the country to secure recognition for Airport Customer Experience, and Airport Carbon Accreditation. It has also been awarded the Airport Health Accreditation for the year 2021.

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