El Salvador: Agreement with Avianca on Airport Expansion

The government could sign a cooperation agreement with the aerospace company for the project to expand the international terminal in San Salvador.

Friday, September 4, 2015

This is not the first time that representatives from the aviation sector have approached the government to propose the development of the Monseñor Romero airport , which is already operating above its capacity and limiting the development and growth of companies in the same sector and the country as an air hub for the airline Avianca.

"...The Vice President of the Republic and Commissioner for investment, Oscar Ortiz said yesterday during the opening of the extra-port works that talks with Avianca have advanced considerably. Ortiz emphasized that the results of the agreement with Aeroman have served as examples of public private partnerships which should be replicated. "We are on the point of signing an agreement with the same features as with Avianca '."

Elmundo.sv reports that "... The official said the ECA is currently working on infrastructure plans for the proposed expansion of the airport and also to specifically define the financing plan for the works. Vanegas did not rule out that the agreement with Avianca would provide resources for the expansion of the terminal, which is scheduled to start in early 2016. "

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Avianca Places Conditions for Hub on Airport Expansion

October 2015

The airline, the main user of the Salvadoran air terminal, will maintain the hub as long as the government carries out its expansion plans.

The airline reiterated the need to improve Infrastructure at San Salvador International Airport.

An understanding agreement signed between Avianca and the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA) aims to accelerate the funding processes and start expansion works at the airport, where the airline connects 27 destinations.

El Salvador: Airport Expansion Urged

August 2015

The private sector is urging the government to define and execute financing once and for all for the expansion works of San Salvador's airport, which already operates at "200% of its capacity."

Avianca representatives say the current capacity of Monsignor Romero airport has already been far exceeded and the terminal needs to be expanded in order to improve passenger services and increase air operations.

El Salvador: $78 million to Modernize Airport

September 2013

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

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.

The Aviation Industry in El Salvador

June 2013

If the necessary measures are implemented , the aviation industry could attract an investment of at least $150 million in three or four projects.

This was revealed by a feasibility study on the aviation sector in El Salvador, said Joan Rojas, president of ALG-Europraxis. This document was presented during the first day of the El Salvador Logistics Forum 2030, which is taking place in the country.

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