Guatemala City - Puerto Barrios Flight Announced

From January 30 the airline TAG will operate five frequencies per week between Guatemala City and the Puerto Barrios airfield in Izabal.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Representatives from the airline explained that flights will run from Monday to Friday, at an approximate cost of $150 for round-trip ticket. The aim of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism is for the aerodrome to meet the requirements to become eligible to receive international flights.

Jorge Mario Chajón, director of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (INGUAT), told Elperiodico.com, gt that "... currently the airport in Puerto Barrios does not have the best conditions and facilities, but work is being done to make it similar to Quetzaltenango."

Oscar Giron, commercial manager of the airline TAG said   "... 'Puerto Barrios opens up the possibility for us to have a lot more opportunities with all of the  cruises that come to the area to do day trips to places like Tikal. In addition, we are looking at plans for the future to join the Airport in Ilopango in El Salvador, with Retalhuleu, Puerto Barrios with Tikal and Palenque with Tikal." 

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