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Cebu, Philippines – Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is pleased to announce the resumption of China Eastern Airlines' Cebu to Shanghai direct flights that commenced on July 14, 2023. The airline will operate daily flights from Mactan-Cebu International Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, boosting connectivity between the two destinations.


China Eastern Airlines will deploy its state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 aircraft for this route, ensuring passengers a comfortable and enjoyable journey. With a capacity of 176 seats, the spacious cabin offers a range of amenities to enhance the travel experience.


“We welcome this latest development of the China Eastern Airlines' resumption of Cebu to Shanghai route," said Athanasios Titonis, Aboitiz InfraCapital (AIC) CEO assigned to MCIA. "This resumption further strengthens our airport's position as a key gateway, facilitating enhanced business and tourism opportunities between Cebu and Shanghai."


The resumption of the Cebu to Shanghai flights adds to the extensive network of destinations offered by Mactan-Cebu International Airport. With this new service, passengers can conveniently travel to one of China's most dynamic cities, exploring its rich cultural heritage, iconic landmarks, and thriving business districts.


“This is exciting news for our local tourism industry and travelers who want to travel to China. New doors mean new possibilities and I am thrilled we are gradually getting back to pre-pandemic levels, further reinforcing tourism opportunities and economic growth in Cebu and Shanghai. We continue to work hard together with our concessionaire GMCAC in bringing Mactan-Cebu International Airport to greater heights,” said Julius G. Neri, Jr., Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) General Manager and CEO.


Mactan-Cebu International Airport remains committed to providing ease of travel through enhanced connectivity and ensuring passengers enjoy a seamless and comfortable airport experience. With the resumption of China Eastern Airlines, MCIA has in total 4 Philippine-based carriers and 18 foreign airline partners. It is connected to 27 domestic destinations and 12 international destinations.


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.