MIAA Cites Gains on Consultative Meet on NAIA Terminal 3
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has expressed optimism over the results of the recent two-day consultative meeting initiated by the Authority together with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Board of Airline Representatives (BAR) and the Airline Operators Council (AOC)
"The atmosphere is good and we truly appreciate the efforts of the MIAA in continuing this consultative process," said David Inglis, IATA Assistant Director for Airport Development in Asia-Pacific, during the brief closing ceremonies of the conference.
Inglis also underscored the need for cooperation among the aviation players and urged the IATA and members of the airline associations "to work together with the MIAA, as the Authority has said that it is not going to do it alone."
IATA committed to conduct a thorough assessment on the issues raised in the conference and will prepare a formal report to be submitted to airport and transportation authorities in the coming weeks.
Reacting to recent news items published quoting Inglis on certain detailed problematic issues on Terminal 3, and indicating the reaction from airline insiders that the alleged conditions for terminal opening are "impossible to meet," MIAA General Manager Alfonso Cusi said "its really unfortunate that the positive working relationship that is being forged among the government authorities, the IATA and the local airline industry, is again being eroded by a few uncooperative souls. …