The president of the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA), Federico Anliker, reported that, from January 1 to November 20, 2022, 3 million passengers entering, leaving, and transiting have been served at the El Salvador International Airport of Connection.
“These figures indicate that El Salvador is receiving those compatriots and tourists that we have been waiting for so long. 54% of the tourists who enter the country do so by air,” added the official.
In addition, he highlighted that in entries, exits, and transits at the airport, 92% of the passengers who were mobilizing pre-pandemic have recovered. “We are close to reaching the 100% that has been longed for, and I am sure that at the end of this year it will be surpassed in numbers because the high season is coming,” he said.
On the side of commercial passenger flight operations, the head of CEPA indicated that 30,860 have been registered, which represents an increase of 24% of flights compared to the same date in 2021.
The airport, according to Anliker, is the most modern, spacious, and with the highest standards of quality, service, and efficiency in the Central American region. It now has the capacity to mobilize more than 5 million passengers, where 13 commercial airlines operate, connecting with 30 destinations in 14 countries.
With these levels of attention, in which different government institutions such as Immigration and Customs, the National Civil Police (PNC), and the General Directorate of Customs (DGA) work in an integrated manner, tens of thousands of international visitors come to enjoy the different tourist attractions of the country, explained Anliker.