Open Skies between Guatemala and El Salvador

On January 24, the bilateral agreement known as "Open Skies" came into force, which considers flights between both countries as domestic.

Friday, January 24, 2020

The agreement reached between the two countries, which aims to promote tourism and investment, was announced by the vice presidents of Guatemala, Guillermo Castillo, and El Salvador, Felix Ulloa.

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Francis Argueta, head of Guatemala's Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC), told Prensalibre.com that "... one of the protocols is that one of the two airports of origin or destination must be controlled, that is, it must have customs, immigration and airport security."

It adds the article that "... In this agreement it will be possible to fly to a controlled airport in El Salvador such as Ilopango or San Oscar Arnulfo Romero, in San Salvador. On the way back it will be possible to fly to the runways of Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango or Chiquimula and vice versa, since the requirement of passing through a controlled airport would be fulfilled."

The controlled airports in Guatemala are La Aurora International and Mundo Maya in Petén, which are also part of this open skies program.

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