In five years the airline market in Central America has transformed from being a market dominated by two major airlines, to one with new entrants, lower prices and greater connectivity.
The arrival of so called "low cost" airlines to the region has resulted in a progressive reduction in the prices of tickets to fly between Central American countries. Between 2011 and 2014 the average cost without taxes for travelling between Costa Rica and El Salvador ranged from between $400 and $500, while in 2015 it costs $391.
In October the concessionaire Investments EMCO will start building the new terminal in Honduras, which will have an area of over 26,000 square meters, twice as long as originally planned.
After the announcement in June 2016 of the award of the concession contract to the Emco, the company announced that"... construction will start in October of Palmerola International Airport with some different characteristics to those offered at the beginning."
The Maritime Chamber of Panama has asked for a suspension of a new rate of $10 for every passenger and crew member who embarks and disembarks at any port or air facility in the district of Colon.
The Mayor of Colon has put in place a"... rate for the use, cleaning, and security services in airport and seaport terminals, in the district of Colon, amounting to the sum of ten dollars (b / .10.00) for all travelers, transit passengers, and crew who embark and disembark at any port or air facility in the district of Colon, and also dicated other provisions."Seeagreementin La Gaceta.
The FAA is studying investing in the airfields of Tonosí, Puerto Armuelles, Puerto Obaldia and Jaqué and in a new administration building.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced that they are considering renovating the runways at air terminals in Tonosi (Los Santos), Puerto Armuelles (Chiriqui), Puerto Obaldia (Guna Yala) and Jaque (Darien) having found them in poor condition. The amount of investment required is still under study.
The government could sign a cooperation agreement with the aerospace company for the project to expand the international terminal in San Salvador.
This is not the first time that representatives from the aviation sector have approached the government to propose the development of the Monseñor Romero airport , which is already operating above its capacity and limiting the development and growth of companies in the same sector and the country as an air hub for the airline Avianca.
In the project for a fourth bridge over the Canal consideration is being given to relocating the activities currently carried out in the airport Marcos A. Gelabert, to the airport at Howard.
Directors of the Panamanian Aviation Association (APA) expressed their disagreement over the possible closure of the airport in Albrook to lawmakers in the Commission on Communication and Transport of the National Assembly.
Coalianza has announced that it envisages extending for 60 days the deadline for the receipt of tenders for the construction of Palmerola airport in Honduras.
Fearing absence of bidders, an extension has been given to the process of acceptance of companies interested in taking in the two phases of the project, which together represent an investment of $135 million. Coalianza last week suffered a setback, by not having bidders in the tender for the concession of 100 kilometers of road.
It is the third terminal opened by the government, which aims to create a network of 8 airfields to encourage the development of tourism in different parts of the country.
Tela airfield in the coastal department of Atlantis, has one runway measuring 1,600 meters and is now able to receive flights by smaller aircraft. The tourism private sector expects that increased air connectivity will boost development in the area.
The air terminal built during the Martinelli administration does not receive any commercial flights and Tocumen SA is looking for alternative uses for it in order to make it profitable.
The airport, which required an investment of $58 million, does not operate commercial flights, therefore Tocumen SA is analyzing different alternatives to find another use for the terminal so that it can start generating profits. One option is to use the facilities to host an aviation school.
Alaska Airlines has announced that in October this year it will start operating eight weekly flights between Los Angeles, USA, and the cities of Liberia and San Jose.
Alaska Airlines will chart new territory this fall when it adds new service between Los Angeles and Costa Rica's two major international airports, further strengthening its southern California focus city.
Despite not operating at night, the international airport in northern Costa Rica received 755,000 passengers during 2014, with the proportion of business travelers increasing.
The increase in air traffic at Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia is mainly due to the expansion in infrastructure made in 2012, which increased the capacity for new airlines and because of this also attracted more passengers. On top of this is the recovery that has begun in tourism and real estate development in the north. At the end of 2014 the airport recorded 6,500 aircraft operations, ie 2,800 more than in 2010.
The Autonomous Port Executive Committee of El Salvador has announced that in May it will be putting out to tenderconstruction of four new lounges in San Salvador International Airport.
It is anticipated that the waiting rooms will have capacity for 400 passengers per day and will be financed with funds from a securitization that the Executive Port Commission (CEPA) held in February 2013. This project is considered the first phase of the airport expansion in the country.
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Operates in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama
Phone: (506) 2299-6000
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Eighty years later we bridge the Three Americas serving customers at 42 destinations in 22 countries in North, Central, South America and the Caribbean, including flights to Toronto, Canada and nine major U.S. cities. Among our destinations are New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, Lima, Quito, Bogota, Caracas, and Santo Domingo.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
Phone: (281) 443 1808
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