‘High time’ to privatize NAIA : Sen. Grace Poe

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  • MANILA Sen. Grace Poe on Monday said it is “high time” for the government to privatize the
    operations and maintenance of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) following the glitch
    that paralyzed the country’s airspace on New Year’s day.

    “We have always pushed for privatization not just of the air traffic control system but of the airport
    itself,” Poe told ANC’s Headstart.

    Poe, chairperson of the Senate public services panel, said she has been pressing for the privatization
    of the country’s premier gateway since 2018 “to address the efficiency and safety needs of
    increasing passengers every year.”

    Poe cited the “worldclass” MactanCebu International Airport as “a model of how privatization
    works.”

    “We’ve seen this example in Cebu and I think that GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. has done a
    fairly good job in designing the airport and running its operation,” she said.

    Talks of privatization emerged anew following the New Year’s day air traffic fiasco that forced
    hundreds of flights to be canceled, delayed or diverted, affecting over 65,000 passengers.

    Poe’s panel is set to hold an inquiry into the travel mess on Thursday.

    The senator last year was also advocating for the privatization of the operations of Metro Rail
    Transit Line 3 (MRT3). (J. E. Villaruel, abscbn)

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