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Guatemala Suspends Airport Investments

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A 50% drop in the number of passengers at Guatemala’s international air terminals caused the government to suspend expansion works and building improvements.

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Original Article Text From El Periodico via Google Translate :

Civ Stops Investing In Airports

Reducing the number of visitors arriving in the country by air forced the Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing (CIV) to stop investments in the national airport system.

Alejandro Sinibaldi, Minister of Communications, said the flow of tourists entering the airport La Aurora was reduced by 50 percent due to security problems and the withdrawal of some airlines that flew into the country.

Of a total of 2.5 million people using the facilities, the amount was reduced to 1.2 million, said the Minister, to justify this fall because infrastructure “does not warrant further investment.”

The statistics of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) show that the flow of passengers decreased from a high of 1 million 123 thousand in 2007 to 983,000 in 2009 due to the economic crisis. In 2011 he recovered and amounted to 1 million 16 thousand 417.

Sinibaldi said already set up a technical committee with the FAA to analyze this issue, which also includes La Aurora and the other terminal of Izabal, Quetzaltenango.

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