Nicaragua: New Flights Ometepe Island

An announcement has been made of the arrival, starting May 29, of two flights per week from Managua to the new airport on the island of Ometepe.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The airfield which had an investment of more than $10 million, will receive La Costeña, an air carrier which will operate flights on Thursdays and Sundays, at a cost of $100 per roundtrip ticket.

"La Costeña's entry to the island is a response to the demand by tourism entrepreneurs for this destination, who requested the activation of this airfield, which has an extension measuring 1,500 meters long and 30 wide."

"We are adding more a tourist destinations and we want them to see how good the airport is that has been built," said Alfredo Caballero, General Manager of the company. 70% of the tourists come to the island from Europe and the U.S., and the other 30% is domestic, according to industry data."

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