Mactan Cebu International Airport
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- Mactan Cebu International Airport
Airport Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
- 3300m x 45m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- Air Busan
Cebu Pacific Air
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Etihad Airways
Mactan-Cebu International Airport is the Philippines' second major gateway. It is managed by the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority and is a joint civilian-military facility. Approximately ten airlines provide domestic and international services.
Location of Mactan Cebu International Airport, Philippines
Ground Handlers and Cargo Handlers servicing Mactan Cebu International Airport
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In this second part of our global airport privatisation wrap for 2013, along with CAPA's 2014 outlook, we review activity in Africa, the Middle East, Russia/West Asia, India, China and the rest of Asia. Part One of this report reviewed the situation in Europe, North America and Latin America.
The information presented here is drawn from CAPA's unique Global Airport Investors Database, which is just one component of the new CAPA Airports Data Suite.
2013 was a year when the number of deals at best remained stable, but the number of participants in investment continued to grow, despite some ‘retirements’.
The Philippines-Japan market is poised to see a huge influx of capacity, driven primarily by expansion from Philippine low-cost carriers. The expansion is made possible by a new air services agreement between the two countries and the lifting of restrictions by Japanese authorities on Philippine carriers.
Cebu Pacific Air, which currently only serves one destination in Japan with three weekly flights, is seeking the biggest expansion with at least 80 additional weekly flights and eight new destinations. AirAsia is planning to enter the Philippines-Japan market with 32 weekly flights while Tigerair is looking to enter with 56 weekly flights.
Philippine Airlines (PAL) and its regional subsidiary PAL Express are seeking to add 63 weekly flights. PAL is currently the market leader with 31 weekly flights to Japan. In the total there are currently only 76 weekly flights between the two countries, a figure which should quickly double and possibly triple depending on how many of the proposed new flights are implemented.
Asian LCCs create new city-pairs, market dominance. Full-service carriers ignore them at their peril
Low-cost carriers have two primary impacts: first they stimulate new traffic and second they divert traffic from full-service counterparts. Some legacy airlines are adamant that LCCs will not impact their existing network and thus do not need to consider any response to LCCs. This is an old world argument often proved wrong; but even if it had merit it would not excuse legacy carriers from ignoring the opportunistic impact of LCCs: creating new growth.
LCCs are the sole or majority operator on 27% of short-haul capacity at Singapore Changi and 60% at Kuala Lumpur. This potential upside is no small sector to ignore.
One final argument from full-service airlines is that their strategy is to have a frequency advantage. But looking at markets like Singapore-Jakarta where LCCs do not account for the majority of capacity, they do account for the majority of frequencies. Asian growth is still in its infancy but for an indicator of the future could look to Europe, where the region's two biggest airlines are LCCs: Ryanair and easyJet. Moreover they are still growing, unlike their legacy counterparts.
Cebu Pacific, which has remained in the black in 1H2011 despite soaring fuel costs, does not expect the Oct-2011 launch of AirAsia Group’s new Philippine affiliate to curtail its growth or impact its profitability. Philippine Airlines (PAL), which was back in the red for the three months ending 30-Jun-2011, should also not be significantly impacted by AirAsia’s entry into the dynamic Philippine aviation market although the flag carrier continues to struggle against some of its existing low-cost competitors including Cebu Pacific.
Airbus has launched something of a pre-emptive ordering strike ahead of next week’s Paris Air Show. The European manufacturer has confirmed Cebu Pacific has signed an MoU for 30 A321neos and seven A320 options, just four days out from the start of the biannual industry show at Le Bourget.
With 22 aircraft on lease to Asian carriers, Pembroke Group CCO Kieran Corr believes there is strong value in the region and has agreed to acquire a further 11 aircraft in sale and leaseback transactions with Asian carriers. In this exclusive CAPA interview, the CCO discusses the company’s strong growth in fleet in 2010, the outlook for B777-200s, and the LCC sector.
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