El Salvador: Comalapa Runway Still Under Construction

The delay in the resurfacing of the runway at the International Airport has prevented logistics companies from using larger aircraft for their operations in the country.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The scheduled execution time to complete the asphalt layer of 3.2 km of the main runway ends on June 15 and the company responsible has reported that the deadline will not be met due to "weather" problems, causing the company DHL to postpone the planned establishment of its hub in the country. In addition, the unfinished remodeling work on airport facilities is affecting the flow of Avianca passengers which has increased its "hub" in El Salvador.

"The Airport Manager, Yicsi Rodriguez confirmed that DHL has been in talks with the authorities of the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA) in order to bring a 747 to the air terminal two or three times a week, but this has failed because, if they were to do it, the landings would have to be made in the morning. 'Unfortunately, right now we can not meet the demand from the company until the project is finished.'"

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