El Salvador: Military Airport may be reactivated for Commercial Use

An announcement has been made that there will be a review of the conditions of the infrastructure at El Jagüey airport so see if it has capacity for international commercial flights.

Monday, July 7, 2014

In order to alleviate air traffic at the international airport of El Salvador, the authorities of the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA) and Civil Aviation will be evaluating the state of the military airport in La Union for its potential to become an international airport.

The president of the Aviation Authority, Rene Lopez, told Elsalvador.com that "... the aim is to decongest flights arriving at El Salvador International Airport and also give greater potential to the east, which is also hoping to grow with the help of funds from a possible second Fomilenio donation from the United States. "

"... Parallel to this inspection a feasibility study is being carried out and funding sought." The owner of CEPA, Nelson Vanegas, "... said a few days ago that would be required, in principle, was to improve and extend the runway for commercial flights so that it can receive over 120 passengers. According to aviation authorities, with this new terminal the flow of tourists from across the region will increase."



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