Clark’s airport company bullish on Bautista as new DOTr chief

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Clark’s airport company bullish on Bautista as new DOTr chief

Jul 17, 2022 at 9:04 AM

The Clark International Airport Corp. said on Monday that the country’s aviation sector should improve to meet global standards with the appointment of Jaime Bautista, former chairman of the country’s flagship Philippine Airlines, as the new transport chief.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is the agency that exercises policy and operational oversight of the CIAC.

In a statement, the CIAC said it had high hopes that Bautista’s expertise with a proven track record of 25 years of landmark achievement at PAL will steer the transportation sector, particularly the aviation industry, toward full recovery. and its eventual modernization to world-class standards.

CIAC is the government enterprise tasked with developing the Clark Civil Aviation Complex, home to the private Clark International Airport, as well as the Clark Global City mixed-use business district and several locators in civil aviation-related businesses. freight and aviation.

CIAC looks forward to working under Bautista’s leadership to develop Clark as a leading aerotropolis and hub for international aviation and logistics in the Asia-Pacific region, the statement said.

Bautista will replace the equally capable Secretary (Arthur) Tugade who led the DOTr for the past six years with exceptional leadership and unprecedented accomplishments, he added.

Under Tugade, DOTR completed 250 airport projects, including Clark International Airport’s new Terminal 2, upgraded the country’s satellite communications system, and introduced nightly airport pricing.

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