The newly-built international terminal 2 of Mactan Cebu International Airport, also known as the world’s first resort airport, has recently been inaugurated and the terminal boasts luxury with its barrel roofs shaped like waves, tiles that contains mother of pearls, and floor-length glass windows.
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“The new terminal was designed in collaboration with world-class Cebuano and Filipino artists, as well as international design and architectural firms, with the aim to provide a welcoming ambiance that is distinctly Filipino,” according to the Department of Transportation.
“With a floor area of 65,000 square meters, twice more than the 27,000 minimum floor area in the concession agreement, the new terminal is designed to increase the airport’s total handling capacity.”
The P17.5-billion Terminal 2 has a capacity of of 12.5 million passengers per year. Aside from the mother of pearls on the tiles, the terminal also aims to showcase the Filipino identity with its counters designed with rattan. The terminal is equipped with seven passenger boarding bridges, 48 check-in counters, 12 escalators and 15 elevators, as well as a car park that can hold up to 750 cars. It is expected to operate by this June. Majestic. Let’s hope the government works on more of our local architecture. In the meantime, do plan out your travel to the wonderful island of Cebu! InqPOP!/Bea Constantino