Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIA), touted as the best airport in the Philippines, announced that it has once again been ranked by travellers among one of the best airports in Asia.
The ranking was made by Sleeping in Airports, a website that ranks the best and worst airports in the world, according to a statement released by MCIA.
“Our common goal, in partnership with the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority, government agencies, and airport community stakeholders, is to continuously improve and provide a positive experience to the passengers at MCIA,” said Andrew Acquaah-Harrison, chief executive advisor of GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation, the operator of MCIA.
Last year, MCIA was named Medium Airport of the Year in Asia Pacific by the CAPA Center for Aviation amongst airports with over 10 million annual passengers.
Moreover, CAPA hailed MCIA as the Regional Airport of the Year in 2016, recognizing it as a leader in advancing the local aviation industry.
“These recognitions show that we are on the right track in our improvements. With the opening of the renovated wing of Terminal 1 and the new Airport Village, we will create a whole new level of comfort, convenience, and friendliness at the Philippines’ first Resort-Airport,” said Acquaah-Harrison.
Meanwhile, MCIA has shown tremendous progress in its Going Green Campaign after banning the use of non-biodegradable single-use plastics and polystyrene containers in restaurants and shops inside the hub.
Starting this year, MCIA private operator GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) prohibited its concessionaires from using the non-biodegradable single-use plastics and polystyrene containers in restaurants and retail stores located in Terminals 1 and 2.
Under the policy, GMCAC encourages the use of eco-friendly and reusable substitutes. To date, 80% of the concessionaires are already using biodegradable alternatives such as plant starch utensils, paper cups and straws, wood stirrers, paper bags, and carton boxes for takeaway food.
“We took this step forward starting with our commercial partners as our commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Acquaah-Harrison. – BusinessNewsAsia.com