Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc. has tapped Irish airport operator daa International to assist in the conglomerate's takeover of two regional airports in the country.
In an emailed statement, Aboitiz said it tapped daa International—the global airport operations management subsidiary of Ireland's Dublin Airport Authority—to assist in the upgrade, expansion, op, rations and maintenance of the Bohol-Panglao and Laguindingan airports.
"We are very excited to be working in the Philippines and in particular, with Aboitiz. Our team strives to build and continually improve successful operations in the airports in which we operate for the benefit of the passenger and client," daa International was quoted as saying.
The Irish company currently operates Dublin Airport, Ireland's main gateway, which accommodates some 31 million passengers. It also operates the regional Cork Ciaport, which can accommodate some 2.3 million passengers.
Aboitiz Infra bagged the original proponent status for the operations and maintenance of the Bohol-Panglao airport project from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) last year.
Aboitiz Infra bagged the the operations and maintenance of the Bohol-Panglao airport project from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) last year.
Dubbed the “Green Gateway to the World,” the P8.9-billion airport is equipped with solar technology to run its hot water supply system, which prevents the emission of 18 tons of carbon dioxide a year.
The airport was inaugurated by President Rodrigo Duterte in November.
Just last month, Aboitiz Infra also bagged the original proponent status (OPS) for its P42.7-billion unsolicited proposal to take over the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental.
The company submitted proposals to take over the Laguindingan Airport and three other regional airports last year, under a 35-year concession period with the government.
Aboitiz Infra is also part of the NAIA Consortium, which was earlier granted the original proponent status for the P105-billion project to take over the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). — BM, GMA News