[TCRN] – Taca is analyzing airports, Guatemala and Costa Rica because of frustration with El Salvador’s lack of commitment to the expansion of its international airport and announced it is on the hunt for a hub in Central America.
According to the airline group, an analysis is required to assess whether the Government of El Salvador has the ability to initiate a master plan to expand the international airport sufficiently within five years.
Among the options being evaluated for the “hub” is the International Airport La Aurora in Guatemala and the International Airport Juan Santamaria in Costa Rica.
The group said that it is absolutely necessary to have an immediate solution and have a plan that actually allows the country become a ‘hub’ for Central America and to and from North America.
Some of the issues with El Salvador currently is they simple do have the ability to handle their current traffic, and would require a major investment for the expansion needed. But San Salvador is excellent from a geographical point of view.
Expansion estimates indicate that $70 million US would be required, so the plan would need international financing and a great deal of political capital as well.
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