Guatemala analyzes concession for airports

The government is looking at whether to give concession to private companies to administrate airports in the country.

Monday, December 22, 2008

They are specifically considering the La Aurora International Airport, the only one serving the capital, in order to facilitate its modernization, according to the announcement last week from an official source.

The measure could be completed in 2009.

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Guatemala Suspends Airport Investments

March 2012

A drop to half the number of passengers in international air terminals is the reason for the decision to suspend expansion works and improvements.

From the 2.5 million people who used the international airport in previous years, less than half, about 1.2 million people now go through it, said Alejandro Sinibaldi, Minister of Communications.

Guatemala: La Aurora Airport Resumes Operations

June 2010

La Aurora International Airport resumed operations, after being closed for five days.

On May 28, the air transport terminal was closed due to the volcanic ash cloud caused by the eruption of Pacaya volcano.

According to newspaper Sigloxxi.com, “80.000 were affected by the closure of the airport.

Guatemala Shuts Airport Due to Volcanic Ash

May 2010

International airport “La Aurora” was shut down by aviation authorities, due to volcanic ash caused by the eruption of Pacaya Volcano.

A spokesperson for the Guatemalan Civil Aviation Authority reported that authorities will decide on Friday if they reopen the terminal on midday.

Controversy over $13 million airport loan in Guatemala

June 2008

A 13-million-dollar loan for remodelling the La Aurora Airport in Guatemala was rejected by the deputy minister of Communications, who said he was looking for "a better offer."

Last February the government approached the Central American Integration Bank to rent equipment to complete the renovation of the airport and for paying down its accumulated debts.

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