December 01, 2022
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu – GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), together with the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), is pleased to announce and welcome today the inaugural flight of China Airlines from Taipei Taoyuan International Airport. The flight arrived at 10:35 a.m. with around 120 passengers. A water cannon salute was given to the aircraft during the arrival and its departures.
China Airlines sets to push for more leisure travel demand and grow the Taipei Taoyuan hub with as it adds more Southeast Asia destinations in its network. Beginning December 1, 2022, China Airlines commences its direct service to Taipei from MCIA with four (4) flights weekly Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday using its Airbus A321neo aircraft with 180 seat capacity and a two-class configuration.
“We are very much looking forward to the China Airlines’ Cebu to Taipei service. Through this, we hope to strengthen leisure travel demand during this recovery period, and we are proud to partner with China Airlines in pushing for the growth in traffic that we are working on,” GMCAC President Louie Ferrer said.
A departure ceremony was also given to passengers departing for Taipei on the same day with a cake-cutting ceremony and a water cannon salute. Flights from MCIA to Taipei also operate four (4) times weekly and departing around 11:35 a.m.
“As China Airlines joins our network with its Cebu to Taipei service and vice versa, we are hopeful in the strong, positive growth at MCIA, most notably in recovery of passenger traffic. We are grateful for the strong support of our airline partners and the entire airport community,” MCIAA General Manager and CEO Julius Neri, Jr. said.
With the addition of this new carrier, MCIA now has 13 foreign and 4 Philippine-based airline partners and connecting to 27 domestic destinations and 10 international destinations ###