More Air Connectivity For Guatemala

One of the major airlines in the region has recommended the construction of an international airport in the Pacific in order to improve the country's connectivity with the rest of the region and the world.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pedro Heilbron, president of Copa Airlines said in an article on Eleconomista.net that the aviation market in Guatemala has "... some limitations in relation to other airport infrastructure, not only the terminal, but the location."

The president of the airline added that "... conceptually it makes sense to think about a new international airport in the medium term. In a better location and linked to modern highways."

"... The company mobilizes about 14,000 passengers per month through Guatemala, especially those who travel for business and vacation. Heilbron said 'It is the largest economy in Central America and businesses have grown in their own region, generating a lot of business traffic. '"



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