El Salvador recently hosted the 53rd Meeting of Experts on Political, Economic, and Legal Affairs in Air Transport organized by the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC). The event aimed to propose concrete solutions for sub-regional, regional, and global air transport, and had the participation of 45 delegates from Latin American countries. The meeting was organized and led by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of El Salvador.
Jaime Binder, Secretary of LACAC, highlighted that El Salvador is one of the countries with the most achievements in the aviation industry in Latin America. He praised the country’s importance as a hub, especially the Salvadoran International Airport, which has had a significant position in the region for several years. Binder also mentioned that the country’s tourism industry has grown after the pandemic crisis, attracting more airlines and visitors.
Binder also referred to the country’s open skies policy, an important security and tourism attraction strategy that allows promoting El Salvador as a multi-destination. He added that Central America has experience in integration and the development of policies that standardize norms, which facilitates the transportation of operators, passengers, and cargo.
Homero Morales, Executive Director of the Civil Aviation Authority, highlighted that the civil aviation industry in El Salvador and Latin America has evolved significantly, generating stability, security, and development.
The Minister of Tourism, Morena Valdez, said that aviation is a dynamic and growing industry, reflecting the more than one million passengers served at the Salvadoran International Airport, of which more than 700,000 are tourists.
El Salvador’s commitment to the aviation industry’s growth and safety has been essential to achieving these achievements. The LACAC meeting in El Salvador showed that the country is taking proactive steps to promote the development of the aviation industry in Latin America.