El Salvador: Airport Expansion for 2011

The first phase of expansion for El Salvador´s International Airport will start next year.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

According to the president of the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA), Enrique Córdova, the $ 40 Million investment of the first phase includes expanding immigration areas and passenger screening as well as the addition of four new boarding sleeves.

The second phase includes a new terminal and a new runway, "for 2012-2013 .... it would probably be a project that cannot be completed with the current government, but we believe that our responsibility is to start the expansion, " stated the top executive of CEPA to Laprensagrafica.com.

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$ 80 Million Salvadoran Airport Expansion

December 2010

Works will start in late 2011 and will double current capacity at the airport.

The Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA) is already working on a feasibility study. The project will add seven gates in immigration and customs.

"The work does not include the construction of another runway.

TACA Awaits Expansion of Salvadoran Airport

September 2012

Without ruling out the idea of building their own airport terminal, the airline will wait to see how the modernization works initiated by the Executive Port Commission (CEPA) evolve.

Fidel Chavez Mena, vice president and legal representative of TACA, said that after meetings with representatives from CEPA, they have agreed to wait and see how the financing of the works evolves.

Airport Expansion in El Salvador Delayed

February 2009

While the government can not recover the investment made in Union Port, resources for the expansion of the airport cannot be counted on.

El Salvador publishes in its website: " CEPA has on a master expansion plan, which was presented at the end of 2007 by Airports of Paris, that contemplates the future infrastructure development capacity of the airfield in various phases at a cost of more than $700 million.

$58 million Securitization in El Salvador

February 2013

The expansion and modernization of the International Airport in El Salvador will be funded through securities, which will be issued on 18 February.

The Autonomous Executive Port Commission of El Salvador (CEPA by its initials in Spanish) will issue securities worth $58.3 million, which will be complemented by a loan taken out with the BCIE in order to expand the El Salvador International Airport (AIES by its initials in Spanish), whose investment is around $70 million.

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