Argentina plans to invest USD1.4bn in aviation infrastructure
Argentina Transport Ministry, via its official Facebook account, announced (22-Sep-2016) a ARS22 billion (USD1.4 billion) investment project to enhance the aviation sector in the country. In total, 19 airports are included in the investment plan. The Ministry already commenced modernisation works on seven airports in the country, including the expansion of the commercial platform at Tucuman Airport aiming to increase exports. Mendoza Francisco Gabrielli International Airport commenced runway reconstruction and Passenger Terminal renovation. Buenos Aires Aeroparque Airport is undergoing expansion, with more parking spaces and the construction of a new ATC tower. Trelew Airport is undergoing runway resurfacing and expansion of commercial platform. Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport is on Terminal B demolishing phase to make way for a new ATC tower. Iguazu Airport commenced the construction of a new ATC tower. Cordoba Airport had its new Passenger Terminal inaugurated, and is planned to have car parking expansion works. Rio Gallegos Airport concluded the construction of a new aerobridge. Argentina plans to commence works on Comodoro Rivadavia Airport’s passenger terminal, and runway works on San Martin De Los Andes Chapelco Airport and Salta Airport. These projects are intended to assist the country in doubling the number of domestic passengers.