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.

" first, the project was to be located in the capital of the department, but has been moved to Esquipulas, because it has a 1.350 meter field, and is located in a strategic joint between Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, over the Interamericana Highway", informed Carlos Moscoso, Governor of Chiquimula and president of Codede.

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