Cargo Airport: Project Announced

Guatemalan authorities announced they plan to carry out refurbishment work at an air terminal located in the department of Escuintla, so that these facilities can function as a cargo airport.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Officials of the Executive informed that the project to adapt the airfield that is located south of Guatemala City, is in the final design phase and will be built in three stages.

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Alejandro Giammattei, President of the Republic, told Prensalibre.com that "... this airport will give an impressive boost to the zone because it will be supported by a free zone that will give the possibility of installing maquilas in such a way that at the end of the process, the product will leave at once in planes. We hope to have a commercial exchange that at the moment we don't have, foreseeing the economic recovery of the country for the next year."

Giammattei added that "... We're going to extend the runway, in both directions, by a total of 160 meters so that a 767 plane can land, which is the largest cargo plane coming into Guatemala, as this one can land, but for safety's sake we're going to do it."

According to the president, the airport will be illuminated to allow it to operate at night. To purchase the necessary lighting equipment, it was announced that a public tender will be held.

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