El Salvador to upgrade Ilopango airport

The Executive Commission on Autonomous Ports in El Salvador says it will upgrade the Ilopango Airport, with work to start next June.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The commission will convert the Port of Ilopango to make it a location for internal commercial flights and for Central American destinations, said its president, Albino Román.
He said the property will be divided between the port authority, the Air Force, and the Civil Aviation Authority.

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