philstar - Helen Flores

Following embarrassing glitches at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), President Marcos did not waste the opportunity while in the United Kingdom for King Charles III’s coronation to learn from the country’s best practices and apply them in improving Philippine airports.

Marcos and his delegation arrived on Friday night at London’s Gatwick Airport, where he, along with Speaker Martin Romualdez and Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista, received a tour and a briefing from officials of the Global Infrastructure Partners, which runs one of UK’s busiest gateways.

“Our vision for safe, efficient and sustainable airports in the Philippines is one step closer to reality,” Marcos said in a post on Twitter yesterday after exploring Gatwick Airport’s best practices firsthand.

The President described the meeting and tour as “productive” and cited Gatwick Airport for its “exceptional infrastructure, technology and operations.”

“This learning experience has provided us with valuable insights as to how we can develop the truly world-class airports we aspire to build in the Philippines,” he said.

In a tweet on Friday, Marcos said: “We made the most of our time at Gatwick Airport, meeting with its executives and taking a comprehensive tour. We gathered valuable insights to improve Philippine airports and boost tourism at home.”

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