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El Salvador International Airport

  • Type: Airport
  • IATA: SAL
  • ICAO: MSLP

About The Airport

El Salvador International Airport is located 31 kilometers from San Salvador. It was built in 1970, replacing Ilopango Airport, which is now a fixed-base operator (FBO) and is also being used for charter and military aviation. El Salvador International Airport is currently the only commercial airport in the country. In 2013 the airport attended 2,367,869 passengers, which makes it the second busiest airport in the Central American region. It’s currently a hub for Avianca Airlines, and for a future Salvadoran Airline, VECA, which will start operating in April 2014. At his time, the Airport offers international flights to Central America, Spain, North and South America.

The Airport also has a cargo terminal, which is located a few meters from the passenger’s terminal, for the past years the cargo terminal has on average handled 25,000 tons, considering exports and imports.

Facts and Figures

  • List of Top 5 Airlines: Avianca, United, AA, COPA, Delta
  • Number of Serving Airlines: 8
  • Number of Direct Destinations: 71
  • Number of Terminals: 2
  • Number of Runways: 2
  • Length of Main Runway (m): 3200
  • Passenger Numbers (mppa): 2,367,869.00
  • Cargo Tonnes (p.a.): 11,062,652.00
  • Ownership: CEPA
  • Operational Opening Hours: H24
  • Aircraft Parking Stands: 25