The airport built during the Martinelli administration was initially designed for cargo and tourism, but did not manage to attract service operators in any of these activities. Now the arrival has been announced of a company that will provide cargo transport services at the terminal, which will start operations once the necessary procedures for obtaining aeronautical certifications have been completed.
The low-cost airline Transportes Aereos Guatemaltecos has started operating a daily frequency between La Aurora airport and Ilopango Airport in San Salvador.
Transportes Aereos Guatemaltecos (TAG) flies Monday through Friday, leaving Guatemala at 7:00 am and arriving in San Salvador at 7:45 am, while the departure flight from Ilopango is at 6:45 pm arriving at 7:25 pm at La Aurora Airport.
The airlines affiliated with the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), transported over 11.6 million passengers in June, 9.6% more than in the same month in 2011.
An article in Capital.com.pa reports that "traffic (Revenue Passenger Kilometers) increased by 11.5% and capacity (Available Seat Kilometers) grew by 8.1%, increasing the load factor to 76%, representing 2.3% more up to June last year, says the report released today. "
In order to accomplish this Guatemalan Air Transport (TAG) has teamed up with the airlines CM from Honduras and Tropic Air from Belize. Jonathan Layton, president of TAG, said that "passengers will be able to go and return on the same day with these direct flights" which will arrive in the morning and return in the afternoon.
Operations at three air terminals, including La Aurora, are being affected by trade union reprisals against dismissal of air traffic controllers.
Jackeline Lopez, in charge of communication of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) said that a cut of $2 million in the budget of the institution led to the dismissal of 25 of 60 air traffic controllers and a cut of 23% in salaries for the rest of the staff.
Ticas International Airlines has filed an application with the Civil Aviation authority for approval to operate charter flights to Cancun and San Andrés.
The information was confirmed by the director of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Alvaro Vargas, adding that it is likely that an agreement will be reached with representatives of Ticas International Airlines, due to the interest shown.
The Venezuelan state airline Conviasa is to start flying directly, starting in December, from Maiquetia airport to Tocumen and Augusto Sandino.
"On December 5 we will be flying from Maiquetia (the airport which serves Caracas) to Panama and on December 7 wewill be flying from Panama to Nicaragua," said Hebert Garcia, Minister of Water and Air Transport in Venezuela.
The Venezuelan airline has announced it will open a new route between Caracas and Managua with a stopover in Panama.
Hebert García, Venezuelan Minister of Water and Air Transport, said: "Conviasa should be a powerful airline nationally and internationally. We have to fulfill the plan we were left by Commander Hugo Chavez to make it the flagship airline of Venezuela ".
Executives are increasingly using airplanes or helicopters to do business inside the country.
The increase in business outside of the Central Valley has turned domestic flights into an indispensible tool for executives.
Personnel from large national and foreign-owned businesses are increasingly abandoning cars to move around in airplanes or helicopters.
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