The beginning of operations of several regional airlines in the moderately priced sector is auspicious for trade, and in particular tourism.
The launch in San Jose this week of the ultra low cost airline Volaris Costa Rica, with a presence in Mexico, the United States and Central America, who will begin operating next month with a San Jose, Costa Rica -Guatemala City (Guatemala) route, confirms how activated the business of commercial aviation in Central America has become.
The new parking platform raises to 22 the number of aircraft that can be attended to simultaneously at the international airport in San Salvador.
Elsalvador.com reports that "...The work represents the first expansion project with a direct impact on customer service for passenger aircraft at San Salvador International Airport in the last 18 years and will be crucial in improving its operational capacity."
Extending the coastal strip number 3 and building a cable car that connects Amador with Metro Line 1 are two of the options being considered to solve the problem of traffic congestion in the area.
In this area plans scheduled for 2018 include the entry into operation of the Convention Center, which added to future cruise port to be built in Perico Island and the Museum of Biodiversity, also projected for 2018, will further complicate the traffic congestion that currently exists for people trying to access the Amador causeway.
The Honduran government has announced that from April 2017 and for six months, the airline Air Europa will operate one direct flight per week between Madrid and San Pedro Sula.
A statement issued by Coalianza of Honduras states that "...The European airline will leave the Spanish capital on Wednesday and return to San Pedro Sula on Thursday on an Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 275 seats in economy class and 24 in first class."
The productive sectors are urging an agreement between the President and Congress of Guatemala to formalize the concession of the container terminal to APM Terminals.
Prensa.com reports that "...The awarding of the Quetzal Container Terminal (TCQ by its initials in Spanish), is in the eye of the storm because there is no agreement on what is the legal method to establish a new contract.The Executive has already sent the proposal for a direct award, but opposition deputies questioned the proposed mechanism, while the private sector is urging both agencies to seek an early solution to the problem. "
The two countries have signed an agreement to avoid double taxation of income in the commercial use of ships and aircraft.
From a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
The Republic of Panama and the Federal Republic of Germany, signed an agreement to avoid double taxation with respect to taxes on income, and with respect to international commercial use of ships and aircraft.
The Metro will have an elevated station in front of Tocumen International Airport, near the point where terminals 1 and 2 connect, with an estimated cost of $30 million.
Carmen Carrizo de Pages, vice president of Planning and Strategy at Tocumen International Airport, explained that "...the station will feature elevators and escalators [for people] to take the Metro or to go to T1 orT2".
It has been announced that in late November the request for proposals document will be published for the award in concession of its construction and operation, and it is estimated that the cost will amount to $180 million.
It has been reported that the foreign companies that have already expressed interest in the project are Doppelmayr / Garaventa, of Austria, and the Leitner Poma group.According to municipal authorities, the bidding rules are ready, and will be published on the Guatecompras website later this month.
Economic, political and public opinion factors seem to be lining up together making the new tram project for the capital San Jose have a good chance of coming to fruition.
The promoter of the project Johnny Araya, City Mayor elected for the period 2016-2020, who had previously headed the commune between 1998 and 2013, garnering, despite numerous allegations of irregularities in his management, a popularity that led him to run as president of the Republic in elections which he lost decisively against the current president Luis Guillermo Solis.In 2016 Araya was again elected mayor of San Jose, favored by the popular vote which sees him as one of the few Costa Rican professional politicians with executive management capabilities.
The union of shipowners and steam ship agents in Costa Rica has expressed its opposition to the decision by Japdeva to close one of the berths in Puerto Moin for two months.
The National Chamber of Shipowners and Steamship Agents (NAVE), have questioned Japdeva's decision to close one of the berths between November 7 and January 31, arguing that it is"... the worst time, it is the season in which there is the most exports of fruit and at the end of the yearis when there is the most imports of different products. "
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