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Double Capacity and Budget Airlines on the Horizon for Guatemala’s La Aurora Airport

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La Aurora Airport, located in Guatemala, is looking to expand its operations to 96 commercial flights daily by 2015. To meet this demand, the airport is courting budget airlines such as Jet Blue.

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Airport La Aurora seeks to Double Flights
Airlines flying to Guatemala have seen an increased flow of passengers, which has prompted the opening of more flights.

AeroMexico, Iberia, Interjet, United and Copa Airlines have increased their number of flights to and from Guatemala, that 36 transactions were recorded in January at the International Airport La Aurora, it increased to 48 flights a day to the end of June .

According to statistics from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for the first 6 months of this year saw a total of 7 000 787 flights, an increase of 8 percent over the same period in 2011 when there were 7 218 thousand flights.

Odra Lacs, FAA spokeswoman, said about 6 000 passengers pass through the airport daily. From January to April last reported was the total number of 339,000 passengers, up 8 percent over the same period of 2011, as reported 314,000 passengers.

“The airport has the capacity to triple its operations. Therefore, our goal is to double and reach 96 commercial flights daily flights by 2015, “said Lacs.

The DGAC spokeswoman said there are currently five airlines involved in operations in the La Aurora International Airport, which already started with the processes to be installed as soon as possible.

Maru Acevedo, deputy director of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism, said that one of these is Jet Blue, with which even do not have anything concrete, but has been one of the most interest has been shown to settle in the country.

Founded in 1999 in New York, Jet Blue is a low-cost U.S. airline has its hub at the airport John F. Kennedy, has about 170 aircraft and covers more than 70 destinations.

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