Nicaragua: An Airport for Costa Esmeralda

An international airport with a 1500 meter long runway will allow for the direct arrival of international high-end tourism to the island resort of Guacalito.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

With an investment of $12 million, the new airfield will have all the services of an international terminal, such as a control tower, main building, waiting room, and customs and immigration offices. The runway will comply with all international standards, and the first phase will be completed in in a period of 15 months.

"'Because of this solid investment, it is expected that there will be more low density projects throughout the Emerald Coast, but which will carefully conserve the ecosystem and create sustainable building projects in the area," stressed the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the resort, Claudia Silva. "

According to the Promotion and Marketing Director of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (INTUR), Ana Carolina Garcia, the airfield will bring tourists with higher purchasing power to the area. 'These flights, whether they be domestic or international, will increase over time and a lot more people with high purchasing power will come to these sites, which will help investment in our country,' Garcia said. "

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Guatemala: Airfield in Retalhuleu Now Operating

June 2016

In a first stage, the aerodrome will receive domestic flights in order to revive tourism in the area.

Later the airfield will be adapted to receive international flights, as part of the plan drawn up by the Guatemágica Tourist Circuit Council, which aims to increase tourist arrivals to Retalhuleu and surrounding areas.

Ricardo Alejos, Council representative told that   "...'What is sought is to promote tourism in Retalhuleu and the region, as we have attractive locations such as Institute of Recreation Parks for the Workers of Private Enterprise (Irtra), Dino Park, Toy Museum, Takalij Abaj, Champerico Beach and Organic Farms for tourism '. "

Nicaragua: Costa Esmeralda Airport

August 2015

It has been announced that a new air terminal will start operations in November to attract more tourists flying from Managua and from Liberia, Costa Rica.

The airport, which is part of the luxury tourist resort Guacalito Island, is a project by the same company, owned by the Pellas family.

Honduras Inaugurates Tela Airfield

May 2015

It is the third terminal opened by the government, which aims to create a network of 8 airfields to encourage the development of tourism in different parts of the country.

Tela airfield in the coastal department of Atlantis, has one runway measuring 1,600 meters and is now able to receive flights by smaller aircraft. The tourism private sector expects that increased air connectivity will boost development in the area.

Agreement Between Barceló and Nicaragua to Build Airport

October 2012

A partnership has been formed between the Nicaraguan government and the Spanish group Barceló to build an international airport in the Montelimar resort, in San Rafael del Sur.

An article in reports that "The Government of Nicaragua and the Spanish hotel group Barceló have signed an agreement to build an international airport in the Montelimar resort, in the Pacific, officials said on Sunday.

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