Nicaragua Investing in Airport Infrastructure

Through direct hiring the Airports Administrator Company will carry out projects for $ 11.5 million.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The project includes construction of airports in San Juan de Nicaragua ($ 5.6 million) and Ometepe Island ($ 5.9 million).

One of the projects approved by direct contract, the airport in San Juan de Nicaragua, will have a 1.200 meter runway with 23 meters wide, a fire station and a 600 square meter central building.

"The other exception approved for the manager of EAAI is for 5 million 900 thousand Dollars, for implementation of a runway in the community of La Paloma, Moyogalpa, municipality of Isla de Ometepe, with a maximum takeoff weight capacity of 54.000 pounds," published End.com.ni.

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Nicaragua: Pointless Airport Investment

September 2013

The airport on Ometepe Island has infrastructure which is ready but remains closed and unable to arouse the interest of any airlines

La Paloma Airport was presented as an opportunity to increase the flow of tourists and improve the economy in the area but it has not yet been opened.

Airport on Ometepe Island in Lake Nicaragua

June 2011

The $7 million airport will have a runway of 1500 meters, and will serve aircraft carrying up to 42 passengers.

The manager of the International Airports Administration Company (EAAI, by its Spanish initials), Orlando Castillo, added that environmental impact studies have already been carried out. The new airport will be built on the site where a tobacco company previously operated.

Nicaragua: $ 8 Million for Ometepe Airport

October 2010

The new international terminal will be built on fifteen blocks in the community of Las Palomas.

Orlando Guerrero Castillo, general manager of Enterprise International Airports (EAAI), told El Nuevo Diario, “The terminal will be 1,500 long by 30 meter wide and should be ready by the end of 2011.”

Nicaragua: Bilwi Airport Moves Forward

November 2009

The new International Airport of the city of Bilwi, in the northern Atlantic coast, should be ready by June 2010.

It will feature a 2.5km runway, customs, passenger room and migration offices.

"The runway is covered with hydraulic concrete, and the cost of the entire project is around $20 million", reported Elnuevodiario.com.

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