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South American airports need more investment: ALTA head

16-Nov-2012 1:09 PM

Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) head Roberto Krieste said South American airports need more investment due to a continuing lack of adequate infrastructure in some areas, especially in Colombia, El Salvador and Brazil, according to a Travel Update report. On Brazil, Mr Krieste stated the lack of infrastructure is "causing huge damage to airlines and passengers as well, because there are no quotas to for air terminals to be developed further." On Bogota Eldorado International Airport's new terminal, Mr Krieste said, "unfortunately this new building has the same number of gates as the old, which you can attribute to poor planning which has to be resolved over time". Mr Krieste also noted the terminal building at El Salvador International Airport has been allowed to deteriorate, but "fortunately they have the funds to bring it back to international standards".