The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) recently gained recognition as “Asia Pacific Medium Airport of the Year” awarded by the Center for Asia Pacific (CAPA) Aviation Awards.
The CAPA grants the aforementioned award to airports “with 10 to 30 million annual passengers that has been the biggest standout strategically, has established itself as a leader and done the most to advance the progress of the aviation industry.”
The CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence intends to reward airlines and airports that are not only successful but have also provided industry leadership in adjusting to a new environment.
Louie Ferrer, President of GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) is very proud of their achievement. He said, “While most other airports choose modern structures made of glass and steel structures, we stayed true to our island resort identity, with Cebu being one of the world’s favorite resort destinations.”
He also attributed the success to the “partnership that the airport has cultivated with its community.”
This is MCIA’s second award from CAPA within four years. Last 2016, it was named Asia Pacific Small Airport of the Year.
Aside from MCIA, this year’s winners include Incheon International Airport as Asia Pacific Large Airport of the Year and Malaysia’s Senai International Airport as Asia Pacific Small Airport of the Year.