PH airline industry ready for new technologies, says AirAsia executive

Newsbytes: Philippines AirAsia chairman Marianne Hontiveros said the company believes the country’s airline industry is ready to embrace emerging technologies that will help up the ante for travel.

Speaking at the kick-off forum for the National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Month at Dusit Thani Manila Hotel in Makati City on June 5, Hontiveros said that the key is to get officials to agree on using technologies that had not yet been tried locally.

“But we can’t just wait for government to initiate these things,” she said. “It’s really the private sector that leads in a lot of these things because we adopt technology that makes us more efficient, that makes us more cost effective.”

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