Airport Modernization Plans

According to the Guatemalan airline guild, it is necessary to modernize the infrastructure of La Aurora International Airport by expanding the southern taxiway, but in the study of the project it is proposed to begin with work on the northern runway.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The consulting firm Deloitte Tetra Tech was hired to prepare feasibility studies, with the aim of establishing the plan to modernize the Guatemalan air terminal.

The studies carried out by the consulting firm at the request of the National Agency of Alliances for the Development of Economic Infrastructure (Anadie) specify that the works of expansion of the taxiways should begin at the head or northern area, with greater separation or space available for the taxiway.

Erick Uribio, Anadie's deputy director of structuring, explained to Prensalibre.com that the proposal to start with the northern area is a "... decision would help to give more agility and progress to the plan, because it is where there is greater separation or space available for the taxiway."

The considerations of the Guatemalan Association of Airlines (Agla) are different from those expressed in the study.

See "Who Wants to Run La Aurora Airport?

Motty Rodas, executive director of Agla, indicated that "... this study is suggesting an expansion of the taxiways on the north side, but that would not benefit the airlines that already operate since the majority of operations, 80%, are made on the south side, and only 20% on the north side."

Rhodes added that "... Runways are the areas where aircraft can move from a passenger terminal to the runway. Expansion of a taxiway is necessary as there may be several aircraft lined up while others are taking off."

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