In terms of how modern the infrastructure for air transport is, Panama leads the field, followed distantly by Costa Rica.
"None of the airports in Central America comes close to knocking Tocumen off its number one position in the ranking by Skytrax, nor the ranking by the World Economic Forum. The latter measures the quality of infrastructure for air travel in the country , where Panama climbed from 38th place in 2007 to last year reach the prestigious position of sixth place," reported Elsalvador.com.
The infrastructure in most airports in Central America can not cover the increase in the number of air passengers transiting in the region.
In the region, traffic has increased by almost 80% over the last ten years going from 95 million to 170 million passengers. "Today, 30% of Latin American flights take off or land at congested airports, which constitutes one of the main difficulties in the development of the airline industry," noted an article in Eleconomista.net.
The construction of the project that includes a convention center, 2 hotels, offices and a commercial center will begin in 2010, and it will last 4 or 5 years.
In fact, the investment made by the Spanish group “Feria de Valencia” together with the Costa Rican company “Feria de Costa Rica,” was programmed to begin in 2008, but it was postponed due to the global economic crisis. The corporate director of Feria de Valencia, Enrique Calamarde, commented to El Financiero de Costa Rica: “The job was never paralyzed; as a matter of fact a great effort has been put into finding investors. Without a doubt, the project continues to be just as profitable as before.”
Port San Antonio is a master-planned, 1,900 acre aerospace, industrial complex and international logistics platform, centrally located in San Antonio, Texas.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
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