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Brand New PAL Mabuhay Lounge Opens at Domestic Terminal - Mactan-Cebu International Airport


August 1, 2023


Domestic travelers of Philippine Airlines (PAL) are in for a new premium class treat when flying out of Cebu, as PAL opened a new 114-seater Mabuhay Lounge located at the ground level of Mactan-Cebu International Airport.


PAL, DOT, Cebu  LGU and MCIAA officials officially opened the new domestic Mabuhay Lounge in Mactan, Cebu.


Designed by Adrian T. Chua Architects and Associates in collaboration with PAL, the new Mabuhay Lounge is a fusion of modern Filipino interiors, showcasing vibrant color tones including the flag carrier’s signature blue, the warmth of wooden touches and the modern feel of sleek furnishings.

Architect Adrian T. Chua and his team designed PAL's new domestic lounge in Mactan-Cebu.


Colors and lines evoke luxury and comfort in a distinctive space that allows passengers a chance to relax and recharge while waiting for their flights. The Lounge adheres to PAL’s mission to provide comfort, convenience, and warm hospitality for Business Class and Comfort Class passengers and Mabuhay Miles Elite, Premier Elite and Million Miler members.

The new Mabuhay Lounge houses 114 guests in spacious lounging areas with a modern vibe.

"The Mabuhay Lounge serves as a sanctuary of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of travel. We would like to thank our PAL Chairman & CEO, Dr. Lucio C. Tan, and PAL Vice Chairman, Mrs. Carmen Tan, for their leadership and support in making this milestone possible," said PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Capt. Stanley K. Ng.


"The new lounge is part of Philippine Airlines’ strong commitment to build up Mactan-Cebu as our fastest growing hub – the heart of a robust network of PAL flights linking Cebu with 19 domestic and regional destinations. The Lounge is a new haven in our Cebu home," he added.

Key airline executives led by PAL President & COO Capt. Stanley K. Ng were in Cebu to lead the blessing of the new PAL domestic lounge.


The dining area provides well-curated table arrangements and a buffet station offering an array of delectable food and refreshments – including PAL's signature PAL Arroz Caldo.


The seating area provides comfort with its plush lounging chairs and spacious layout. Private charging outlets and Wi-Fi connectivity are available for passenger convenience.


VIP shower rooms as well as segregated male, female and PWD rest rooms are equipped with the full range of amenities for utmost passenger comfort.


About Philippine Airlines:

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the Philippines’ flag carrier and only full-service network airline, as well as the first commercial airline in Asia. PAL's fleet of Boeing, Airbus, and De Havilland aircraft operate out of hubs in Manila, Cebu, Clark, and Davao to 32 destinations in the Philippines and 39 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, and the Middle East. Known for its hallmark heartwarming and gracious Filipino service, PAL also carries air cargo shipments and undertakes charter flights to boost Philippine tourism, support the economy and serve the travel needs of overseas Filipinos.