El Salvador: $78 million to Modernize Airport

CEPA has announced that its master plan for the renovation and modernization of the El Salvador International Airport will be ready in November.

Friday, September 27, 2013

According to Alberto Arene, president of the Comisión Ejecutiva Portuaria Autónoma (CEPA), the plan aims to leverage more non-airport operations and will be executed next year.

Elsalvador.com reports: "... so far, there have been several basic works that are part of the remodeling such as changing the air conditioners, resurfacing runways, and remodeling waiting rooms, which are related to the expansion of Avianca's hub and which has meant an investment of $12 million. "



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El Salvador: Three Plans for International Airport

May 2012

Airport authority CEPA is analyzing the proposals of U.S., French and Japanese companies for the comprehensive expansion of Comalapa.

The proposals are to update the Airport Master Plan made by Aeropuertos de Paris in 2007, to expand the International Airport of El Salvador (AIES), but it is not necessarily another plan of the same magnitude, said the president of the ECA, Alberto Arene.

Comalapa Airport Expansion Prolonged

May 2012

The Autonomous Executive Port Commission will update the project from its conceptual phase, estimating that it will become concrete under the next government.

The expansion of the El Salvador International Airport in Comalapa will not take place during the period of this government, which has two years left in office, admitted the President of the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA), Alberto Arene.

New Proposal for Expanding El Salvador's Airport

August 2009

Canadian company SNC-Lavalin presented their proposal for expanding the airport.

Ernesto Altschul is the manager of CEPA, the government authority overseeing the project. He said that "Generally, they endorse the concept by Aéroports de Paris of a three-stage terminal".

"In Septebmer 2007, CEPA received from Aéroports de Paris (AdPi) a 3-stage master plan for developing El Salvador International Airport (AIES).

El Salvador: Elimination of night shift at the Airport being considered

August 2008

Keeping the El Salvador International Airport operating during the night shift to receive 3 cargo flights and one passenger flight requires $438,000 in annual expenses.

According to Albino Roman, President of the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA) "the commercial flight and the three cargo flights during said shift can be transferred to other shifts, which run from 6:00 am to 2:00 p.

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