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San Romero Airport passenger traffic increased by 37% in 2022



The airport is El Salvador's main air terminal in San Luis Talpa, La Paz.

The airport is El Salvador’s main air terminal in San Luis Talpa, La Paz.

El Salvador’s main aviation platform, San Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Gardames International Airport, will carry 3.4 million passengers in 2022. This figure is much higher than the previous year’s results, but lower than previously registered levels. covid-19 pandemic.

Through its social network, the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (Cepa) has announced that nearly 1 million passengers will be served during departures, arrivals, transfers and transfers, a 37% increase compared to the 2.5 million registered at the end of 2021. reported an increase.

According to Cepa data, 2022 results show that 92% of the passenger flows served by terminals have recovered before the pandemic, with the closure of borders and airspace for commercial flights severely hurting tourism. rice field. In 2019, 3.7 million people used it, but in 2020, it has decreased to 1.08 million.

The airport is served by 14 airlines, connecting El Salvador with 30 destinations in 14 countries, mainly with direct flights to various cities in the United States, Central America, the Dominican Republic, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. is.

Avianca is the leading airline with a 47% share, followed by Volaris, which has gained ground by expanding its offer on low-cost flights. The most recent launches are Alajet, which offers direct flights to the Dominican Republic, and Air Transat, which offers direct flights to Montreal, Canada.

Through 2022, the airport will operate 34,576 flights, representing a 20% growth.



Cargo volume is reduced.

In addition to serving passengers, the airport is also a channel of foreign trade, which will become even more important in 2022 due to maritime transport issues. It was much more expensive than shipping, but because the country’s large ports were overwhelmed, businessmen preferred sending goods by cargo plane because of the speed of delivery.

The airport’s air cargo terminals mobilized more than 30.4 million kilograms of combined imports and exports in 2022. This means that in 2021 he has decreased by 4.67 million kg (13.3%) from 35.07 million kg.

This decline was already foreseen as monetary values ​​paid jumped 18.26%, while export volumes were negative, falling by a cumulative 0.58% in November last year, according to data from the Central Reserve Bank (BCR). was

This is basically explained by businessmen sending less goods, but much more expensive due to inflation, El Salvadoran exporter (Coexport) explained in November 2022. bottom.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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