Andrew Tan (top row, right-most) with stakeholders from Cebu Pacific and ground handler PAGSS after completing the first domestic departure trial flight successfully.
Conducting ORAT amid Covid-19
CJs: Tell us more about your experience with the ORAT trials at CRK.
At CAI, we use the People, Process, and Technology (PPT) framework for operational planning. For the ORAT trials at CRK, we added another ‘P’, which is ‘Place’ – referring to both the readiness of the facilities, as well as our ‘presence’ as consultants.
Earlier in the year, due to the Covid-19 travel restrictions, we held several online workshops successfully to introduce the various facilities and processes to the airport community. With physical presence now, we are able to conduct critical on-ground exercises which address stakeholders concerns, and allow airlines and ground handlers to familiarise themselves with the new check-in facilities and processes onsite.
Following that, the airport successfully held live domestic trial flights with two major airlines, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines in December 2021 to further test the systems and processes.