Increase in Air Traffic in Nicaragua

Over the last four years passenger traffic at Nicaraguan airports grew by 7.5% .

Monday, September 30, 2013

This was reported by the International Airports Management Company. In the first eight months of 2009 345,473 passengers arrived at Managua International Airport .

Official statistics show that July was the month when the most tourists entered the country, with 56,257 visitors. Between January and August 4,383 commercial aircraft landed at the airport terminal and there were more than 20,000 air operations.

"The number of commercial flights compared to the same period in 2012, reveals that there was a decrease of 4.6%. Up to August 2012 the country had 4,596 flights land, by the same airlines, in the Managua International Airport," reported

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

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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.

Nicaragua Seeks More Air Connectivity

February 2014

The tourism guild is asking for an improvement in air connections in order to attract visitors from more distant regions such as South America and Europe.

Leonardo Torres, president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Small and Medium Tourism Companies, said that although passenger traffic increased 10% in January compared with the same month of 2013, air links should be improved in order to attract visitors from more distant regions as South America and Europe.

Nicaragua Behind in Air Connectivity

July 2011

Insufficient air connections are limiting the country's tourism development.

Referring to the subject, Lucy Valanti, the president of the Nicaraguan National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) said, "we are the Central American country with least amount of air connectivity."

The country currently only has direct flights to Miami, Houston and Atlanta in the U.S.

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