Kalibo, Davao airports named among world’s most efficient

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The Airport Council International (ACI) has named the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) and the Davao International Airport as the eighth and sixth most efficient airports in the world, respectively.

Davao International Airport
Davao International Airport

The said information has been generated based on the official statement of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The HKIA generated 264.6 points of workload unit.

The Kalibo Airport has earned 211 points while the Davao International Airport ranked sixth with 222.22 points.

KIA has been named as efficient in terms of aircraft movement and traffic control in 2013. It reportedly managed to handle air traffic from different countries despite its small size. The council has submitted its report for 2013, but only released the first-quarter survey of 2015.

Other efficient airports include Tokyo (248.5) in the second spot and Dubai with 245.4 in third.

Engineer Martin Terre, chief of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines-Kalibo, said that the report surprises many.

“We are inspired and vow to further improve our services at the airport,” he said.

The ACI is the only global trade representative of the world’s airports. Established in 1991, ACI represents airports’ interest with governments and international organizations such as International Civil Aviation Organization.

It also develops standards, policies and recommends practices for airports; and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world.

(Story courtesy of the Philippine News Agency)

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