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July 03, 2023


Cebu, Philippines – Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is pleased to announce AirAsia's new route connecting Cebu to Narita, Japan, which officially commencing on July 2, 2023. This new route is offered with three (3) flights a week every Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

The new Cebu to Narita route will be operated using an A320 aircraft with a seating capacity of 180, allowing passengers to enjoy a pleasant journey, whether they are traveling for business or leisure.

"We are thrilled to welcome AirAsia's new Cebu to Narita route at MCIA," said Athanasios Titonis, AIC CEO Assigned to MCIA. "This new route not only affirms our unwavering dedication to offering passengers a wide range of travel options and seamless connectivity but also holds the promise of revitalizing tourism, fostering stronger business relationships, and mutually benefiting both destinations. With this collaboration, we are poised to create new opportunities and enrich travel experiences of our valued passengers.”

The launch of this route marks an exciting development for both MCIA and AirAsia, as it enhances connectivity and brings more travel options for travelers. Narita, a vibrant and culturally rich destination, offers a myriad of attractions and business opportunities, making it an ideal choice for travelers from Cebu and beyond.

“We extend a warm welcome to AirAsia’s latest addition of the Cebu to Narita route at MCIA,” said Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) General Manager and CEO Julius G. Neri, Jr. “This partnership emphasizes our commitment to enhancing travel options and seamless connectivity for passengers. We are confident that this new route will not only boost tourism but also foster strong business connections, contributing to the growth and development of Cebu and Narita as prominent destinations.”

To celebrate the launch of the Cebu to Narita route, MCIA prepared a ceremonial program to officially mark the launch of the new route with its long-tradition of cake-cutting ceremony and a water cannon salute.

MCIA and AirAsia eagerly anticipate the launch of this new route, expecting it to further enhance regional connectivity and promote economic growth between the Philippines and Japan.


About Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is the second largest airport in the Philippines. It serves over 10 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.