The proposals are to update the Airport Master Plan made by Aeropuertos de Paris in 2007, to expand the International Airport of El Salvador (AIES), but it is not necessarily another plan of the same magnitude, said the president of the ECA, Alberto Arene.
This plan contains projections up to 2028 and should allow orderly and futuristic growth both for the airport itself and the surrounding area.
"It was learned that the Japanese offer of developing this modernisation project, is one of the most comprehensive because it includes the loan agreement, feasibility studies (from which the cost of investment should be derived), design, construction and supervision," reported elsalvador.com .
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Canadian company SNC-Lavalin presented their proposal for expanding the airport.
Ernesto Altschul is the manager of CEPA, the government authority overseeing the project. He said that "Generally, they endorse the concept by Aéroports de Paris of a three-stage terminal".
"In Septebmer 2007, CEPA received from Aéroports de Paris (AdPi) a 3-stage master plan for developing El Salvador International Airport (AIES).
CEPA has announced that its master plan for the renovation and modernization of the El Salvador International Airport will be ready in November.
According to Alberto Arene, president of the Comisión Ejecutiva Portuaria Autónoma (CEPA), the plan aims to leverage more non-airport operations and will be executed next year.
The enlargement of El Salvador International Airport will be conducted in two phases.
By the end of the year the first phase schedule will be ready, which includes small changes in the exits and check-in area.
"In the second phase the institution will enlarge the parking area and will duplicate its capacity for handling travelers.
The Autonomous Executive Port Commission will update the project from its conceptual phase, estimating that it will become concrete under the next government.
The expansion of the El Salvador International Airport in Comalapa will not take place during the period of this government, which has two years left in office, admitted the President of the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA), Alberto Arene.