El Salvador: Air Traffic Opening Begins

As of June 16, El Salvador will begin the gradual opening of logistics services at the Cargo Terminal at the Oscar Romero Airport, and the re-establishment of commercial flights is scheduled to begin on August 6.

Monday, June 15, 2020

As part of the return to the new normal, after eliminating the restrictions imposed by the covid-19 outbreak, the Autonomous Port Executive Commission (CEPA) informed that the Cargo Terminal of the "San Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez" International Airport will begin with the gradual reopening of its export and import logistics services under strict biosecurity protocols.

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Federico Anliker Lopez, president of the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA), explained in a publication on his Twitter account that "... The opening of El Salvador's International Airport for passengers will be done in a gradual and orderly manner. We will start in phase 3 only for transit flights, from August 6 onwards we will start in phase 4 with commercial flights to El Salvador."

ECA explains in a statement dated June 14 that "... It is important to emphasize that in all our offices, warehouses, docks and parking lots we are implementing strict biosafety protocols in the handling of cargo to protect the health of all our users and partners."

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