Airport resumes operations in Guatemala

After having carried out the adaptation work on its infrastructure, it reopened the San José Port aerodrome, in Escuintla, which will be used initially for private flights.

Friday, April 12, 2019

The expectation of the authorities is that in addition to private flights that can already be operated in the air terminal located in the Pacific, commercial flights will be scheduled in the future.

Jorge Mario Chajón, general director of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Inguat), said that "... This is a matter of supply and demand, we hope that businessmen will be encouraged to have itinerary flights to (Puerto) San José as it already exists. Huehuetenango, Izabal and Mundo Maya (Petén) where there are up to 10 daily flights."

Francis Argueta, director of Civil Aeronautics, explained that in "... the track can only land single-engine and twin-engine ships, an extension of 400 meters on the runway is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year."

According to Argueta, in the next few months, the aerodrome will have track lighting to allow night flights.

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New Flight Guatemala–Huehuetenango

November 2018

On November 19th, flights between Guatemala City and the head of the department of Huehuetenango will begin operating three times a week.

From the statement of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism:

Guatemala, November 12th, 2018. The Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (INGUAT), together with members of the Tourism Self-Management Committee (CAT) of Huehuetenango, comprised of local businessmen, announced that from November 19th direct flights will start from Guatemala City to the Huehuetenango aerodrome three times a week. The flights operated by Mundo Maya Viajes will have a 30-minute duration, with a roundtrip price of Q 1,000.00 and a one-way price of Q 750.00.

Airports Renovation Project

June 2018

During the next months the Guatemalan government intends to bring into operation the aerodromes of Puerto San José, Cobán, Huehuetenango and Esquipulas.

Guatemalan authorities reported that the first project that will be launched will be the renovation of the San José Port aerodrome, in the department of Escuintla, which will require an approximate investment of $272 thousand.

Guatemala: More Passengers on Domestic Flights

January 2018

In 2017, 159 thousand people traveled through departmental airports in the country, 22% more than what was registered in 2016.

The Mundo Maya Intenational Airport, in Flores, Petén, was the busiest with 137,351 travelers, followed by Puerto Barrios Airport, Izabal, with 9,596 travelers.  This aerodrome resumed operations on January 30, 2017, after having been renovated.

Guatemala City - Puerto Barrios Flight Announced

January 2017

From January 30 the airline TAG will operate five frequencies per week between Guatemala City and the Puerto Barrios airfield in Izabal.

Representatives from the airline explained that flights will run from Monday to Friday, at an approximate cost of $150 for round-trip ticket. The aim of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism is for the aerodrome to meet the requirements to become eligible to receive international flights.

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