Airports in Central America with a new face

Airports in Central America with a new face

Several expansions and upgrades will give a new face to several airports in Central America.

By Alberto Lopez

In this regard, the expansion of the new terminal of the "San Oscar Romero" International Airport in El Salvador is more than 95% complete.

The remaining small percentage is made up only of complementary details of the paper, so the country is on track to have world-class infrastructure for its air traffic, according to Salvadoran authorities.

"The extension of the new terminal will be a major architectural work, the most modern in the region", said the chairman of the Autonomous Port Executive Commission (CEPA), Federico Anliker. CEPA is the body responsible for managing the ports, airports and railways in El Salvador.

El Salvador: over five million passengers

The expansion of the passenger terminal will have the capacity to meet the demand of over five million passengers per year, to expand the offer of airlines and to open new flight routes, among other benefits.

With the expansion of the airport, it is committed to turning it into a logistics and financial hub in the region. To this end, work is already underway with a private company on a project that will transform the terminal into a modern shopping center, where air freight between El Salvador and other countries in the region can also be moved faster.

It should be noted that the concession for the Romero cargo terminal was also recently awarded to the Honduran company Alutech, part of the Emco-Munich consortium, which manages the Munich Airport in Germany and the Palmerola Airport in Honduras, which will soon be inaugurated on the same month.

Palmerola, Honduras

The new Palmerola International Airport will be inaugurated on October 15 in Comayagua, Honduras, more than an hour's drive from Tegucigalpa.

For which he already has some confirmations from the airlines that will operate at the new terminal, such as the case of the low-cost American Spirit and the Mexican national airline Aeroméxico.

In addition, IATA will celebrate World Aviation Day in Honduras, one day before the opening of Palmerola, which seems to be a boost to the premiere of the new airport where all international traffic will be transferred from the capital Tegucigalpa from its iconic airport for many years, Toncontin, but for the risky approach and extremely short runway.

Pacific Airport

In September last year, the international consortium Peyco-Alben 4000 delivered the technical, environmental, social and local report for the construction of the Pacific Airport, the first stone of which will be laid next year, in the eastern part of El Salvador.

The feasibility study was also 70% completed, in which a number of important issues were defined, such as: the demand for airlines and passengers; air traffic projections; the types of aircraft to be received and alternative locations, among other things to consider.

"Pacific Airport is designed and designed to be a benchmark airport infrastructure in Central America, revitalizing the economy of eastern El Salvador," said Peyco-Alben 4000 Consortium Representative Alberto Gómez Serranillo.

The consortium designed Pacific Airport with the capacity to operate routes to most of the Americas and Western Europe.


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