Fewer and Fewer Tourists in Nicaragua

In May, 34,400 foreign tourists arrived in the country by air, almost 40% less than in the same month last year.

Monday, July 9, 2018

The political and social crisis that the country is experiencing continues to cause havoc in the Nicaraguan economy, with tourism being one of the most affected sectors. According to statistics from the National Chamber of Tourism of Nicaragua (Canatur), in April, the month in which the crisis began, there was a year-on-year decrease of 16% in the number of visitors that entered by air, falling from 60,116 to 50,450.   

See "Tourism: Nicaragua disappears from the radar"

Elnuevodiario.com reports that " ...In cumulative terms, from January to May, the EAAI registered the entry of 281,038 foreigners into the country, which represented a decrease of 4.8% in relation to the first five months of 2017, when they the figures reached 295,268 passengers."

Air connectivity has also been affected, along with the number of flights arriving in the country which have decreased, as according to figures from the International Airports Administration Company (EAAI), 684 aircraft landed in March and in May the number dropped to 632.

See also "Tourism Hit Hard in Nicaragua"

"According to industry sources, American Airlines has decreased its daily frequencies from three to one, while United Airlines went from two daily flights to one. Other companies have decided to stop flying daily and have opted to offer two or three flights a week, such as Delta Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Aeromexico."

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Fewer Flights to Nicaragua

September 2018

The union of Nicaraguan businessmen has stated that starting from September, Copa Airlines will stop operating frequencies to Managua from San Jose, Costa Rica and Panama City.

According to the Superior Council of Private Enterprise in Nicaragua (Cosep), "...The affected flights are Managua - Panama, San José-Managua, Managua-San José and Panama-Managua, while the only route that the airline is keeping active is Managua-Guatemala, however, only Monday, Wednesday and Friday."

Less and Less Flights to Nicaragua

August 2018

Due to the political crisis that has been going on in the country for almost four months, the airlines American Airlines, Delta, United and Spirit, have decided to reduce the number of flights to Managua.

Representatives from the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) reported that American Airlines went from having three flights a day to one and Delta Airlines from three flights a week to one.

Tourism Hit Hard in Nicaragua

June 2018

The Mexican airline Volaris will be suspending its services as of July 1, and the luxury resort hotel Mukul, in Guacalito, has announced the indefinite closure of its operations.

The crisis that has been going on in the country for the last month continues to harm the tourism business sector. The airline Volaris reported that it will temporarily suspend services to Managua from next week, and the luxury hotel Mukul Auberge Resorts Collection, in the South Pacific, announced on Friday that it will close its operations indefinitely.  

Growing Air Traffic in Nicaragua

February 2017

In the last four years the number of international commercial flights that arrived in the country has grown by 26%, while the number of passengers went up 25% in the same period.

Statistics from Empresa Administradora de Aeropuertos Internacionales (EAAI) show that while in 2013 the country received 6,356 international commercial flights with 549,000 passengers, last year these figures rose to 8,032 flights and 674,000 passengers.

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