Deals this week: NLAC, Kuwait Airport, Lion Air

25 January 2019 (Last Updated January 25th, 2019 11:22)

The Philippines Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has awarded a contract to the North Luzon Airport Consortium (NLAC) to carry out operations at the Clark International Airport in the Philippines.

The Philippines Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has awarded a contract to the North Luzon Airport Consortium (NLAC) to carry out operations at the Clark International Airport in the Philippines.

NLAC will be responsible for managing the airport for a period of 25 years under the contract.

The NLAC consortium comprises Filinvest Development, JG Summit, Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions, and Changi Airport Philippines.

The new operator will also concentrate on the enhancement of connectivity between Central and North Luzon, other parts of the Philippines, and the rest of the world.

It will also oversee the maintenance of the existing and new terminals. The new terminal is scheduled for commissioning in 2021.

“Kuwait International Airport has partnered with Microsoft for the modernisation of airport operations.”

Kuwait International Airport has partnered with Microsoft for the modernisation of airport operations.

The airport is being operated by Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The partnership allows DGCA to use Microsoft Azure solution to gather and analyse airport data and take a prudent decision for improving the airport operations.

Microsoft has already deployed multiple solutions at the airport to enhance its annual passenger handling capacity to more than 25 million.

DGCA also intends to use Azure Machine Learning to minimise risks involved in the conventional human decision-making process.

Indonesia-based passenger and cargo airline services provider PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk intends to form a joint venture (JV) with PT Lion Mentari Airlines (Lion Air).

Based in Indonesia, Lion Air operates flights across multiple countries including Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore.

It also provides aircraft training and simulation services through its training facility in Indonesia.