Cebu’s entryway to the world is the Mactan Cebu International (MCIA) on Mactan Island holds regular direct flights to Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, Busan (South Korea), Koror (Palau), Tokyo and Narita, Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Incheon, Shanghai and Pudong, and Doha. Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) also has direct transfer flights to Cebu that readily connects the province to other worldwide destinations. The growing number of weekly international flights prompted the government of Cebu to put up another international terminal. Covering an area of roughly 10 hectares, the Cebu International Port remains the biggest and main port of entry in the Central Visayas.
Cebu’s several business districts endlessly magnetize spirited business opportunities and diverse industries. Cebu Business Park is one of the prime financial hub in Cebu City. In close proximity is the Asiatown Information Technology (IT) Park, the earlier site of Lahug Airport, Cebu’s old airport prior to the Mactan. This key business district caters mostly to business related to the information technology (IT) industry like software development, telecommunications, engineering research and business process outsourcing (BPO) which has prompted the mushrooming of high-end call centre companies. Aside from exporting furnitures, storage cupboards, cabinets, storage boxes and local goods, Cebu is known for it’s innovative business models.
The 300-hectare reclaimed property which was transformed into South Road Properties (SRP) Special Economic Zone located on the south of Cebu City is a prime real estate zone envisioned by the local government to house a tourism zone, another business district, and industrial are patterned after the Mactan Export Processing Zone on Mactan Island.
Several other infrastructure developments that would boost Cebu are the new South Coastal Highway stretches from Cebu City to Talisay and a 1.2-kilometre tunnel passing under near Plaza Independencia is currently being constructed at the highway’s entrance to Cebu City that would adjoin it with Sergio Osmeňa Avenue.