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Mactan-Cebu International Airport welcomes Royal Air Philippines

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu – Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is thrilled to announce the launch
of Royal Air Philippines’ direct flight to Hong Kong with 5x weekly flights onboard Airbus A320
aircraft, boasting a comfortable seat capacity of 180 passengers.

The launch of this new route marks a significant milestone in the expansion of travel options from
Cebu, boosting tourism and economic ties between Cebu and Hong Kong and promoting cultural
exchange and business opportunities.

The launch of Royal Air Philippines’ Cebu to Hong Kong route underscores MCIA’s commitment to
providing passengers with a wide range of flight options and enhancing the overall travel experience.
With its strategic location, modern facilities, and strong airline partnerships, MCIA continues to be a
gateway to the Philippines and a vital link to international destinations.

“We are excited to welcome Royal Air Philippines to our airport family and to offer our passengers
another excellent option for traveling between Cebu and Hong Kong. This addition strengthens our
commitment to develop MCIA as a key aviation hub in the Philippines as well as provide diverse
travel opportunities and connecting people, businesses, and cultures,” said Athanasios Titonis, Chief
Executive Officer assigned to MCIA by Aboitiz InfraCapital (AIC).

Royal Air Philippines’ inaugural flight from Cebu to Hong Kong is scheduled for October 9, 2023, at
4:30 p.m. at Terminal 2. With the addition of this new carrier, MCIA now has 15 foreign and 5
Philippine-based airline partners and connecting to 30 domestic destinations and 12 international

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 (AIC),
GMR Group of India, and Megawide Construction Corporation (MCC), under a concession agreement
with the Philippine Government. With its strategic location and world-class facilities, MCIA aims to
establish itself as the main tourism gateway of the country with exceptional travel experience,
connecting the world to the Philippines. MCIA is accredited for the Airport Customer Experience
(ACX) and the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) by the Airports Council International.



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