Air tourism has begun to take flight in our country. This morning, the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (PROESA) reported that a consortium of SALEX investors residing in the United States seeks to boost its aeronautical operations, offering Salvadorans and foreign tourists the thrill of flying through the skies of El Salvador.
The president of PROESA and also founder of El Día del Salvadoreño in the United States, Salvador Gómez Góchez, together with SALEX investment specialists, visited AEROSAL and Transportes Aéreos de El Salvador (TAES) at the Ilopango Airport to learn about their initiatives to boost domestic air tourism.
«Tourism is one of the 10 economic impulses promoted by the government of President Nayib Bukele to encourage the national economy; air tourism is a new type of investment that will bring economic development to the country» — said Gómez.
The head of PROESA assured that they would promote the national aeronautical industry, since it is an industry that generates many jobs.
According to Gómez Góchez, with the rehabilitation of all the tracks in the interior of the country, access will be facilitated for tourists who want to know all the corners of El Salvador.
It should be noted that the aeronautical companies that, in addition to being pilot trainers, offer daily flights to the entire country and Central America; They are looking for a new concept of internal tourism and have come together to offer this service inside and outside the country.
The AEROSAL Operations Manager, Farid Cisneros, explained that they have made an investment of $5.5 million and, as passenger demand increases with air tourism, the investment will increase with the purchase of more aircraft.
Likewise, he shared that they currently make about 50 internal monthly flights and about five to all of Central America.
«In addition to offering flights within the country and Central America, we are also an aviation school that trains young people, in private pilots, commercial pilots, multi-engine, twin-engine qualification, and flight instructors» — he explained.
For his part, Gerardo Gutiérrez, aviator pilot and Operations Manager of TAES, thanked the government of President Nayib Bukele, which through PROESA is helping them promote national and international aviation and promote tourist air transport.