Guatemala to Build a Regional Airport
Located in the Esquipulas municipality, in the department of Chiquimula, the airport will serve 60 to 80 passenger planes.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Construction of the first stage will be funded with $2 million provided by the Council of Departmental Development, entity responsible for authorizing the project. Works will start once the air transport authority finishes pending studies.
The International Airport at San Jose will have added capacity to handle 260,000 passengers a year, with two new boarding gates and another 1,000 square meters in commercial spaces.
The international airport in the capital of Costa Rica, will be too small to meet the air traffic needs of Costa Rica in the next 10 years.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has plans to build a new airport in Retalhuleu and to give international status to the Port of San José and Puerto Barrios.
Hotels in the department of Petén are reporting full occupancy for the period from 17th to 23rd December 2012, when there the change of the Mayan era will be commemorated at the December 2012 solstice.
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