The El Salvador Pacific Airport

By Eddie Galdamez on September 9, 2020

The El Salvador Pacific Airport. A project by Nayib Bukele.

The El Salvador Pacific Airport is a new international airport that will be built in the eastern part of El Salvador, in the department of La Union. This airport will serve as a hub to cities in Europe, the Caribbean, North America, and South America.

The new airport is a campaign promise that President Nayib Bukele made to the people in the region of San Miguel and La Union. The Bukele administration believes that this airport will increase the economy of the eastern part of El Salvador.

The objective. “Provide an airport connection to the eastern area of ​​El Salvador, in order to promote the potential to become a pole of economic development, encourage the growing demand for passengers abroad, develop international tourism and activate the Port of La Union.”
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Why is the Pacific Airport El Salvador important to the region?

The airport will have an economic benefit to the region by increasing tourism and creating job opportunities. Also, it will benefit people who travel in and out of the eastern part of El Salvador.

Without a doubt, an international airport in the department of La Union will increase tourism. Many tourists don’t visit the tourist spots located in the eastern part of the country due to the time it takes to get there.

The region has many popular tourist locations such as El Cuco, the Fonseca Gulf, the Conchagua volcano, and many beaches. These tourist locations will benefit considerably from the new airport.

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If tourism to the area increases, it will create job opportunities in the tourism industry. Also, the airport itself will create jobs directly.

Another benefit of having this airport is that people who travel to and from the region will not have to go to the Arnulfo Romero airport anymore.

As of right now, it can take from three to five hours to reach the Oscar Arnulfo Romero international airport from the city of La Union. The Pacific Airport El Salvador will change that.

The El Salvador Pacific Airport

The El Salvador Pacific Airport.

Even though the El Salvador pacific airport is in the planning stages. People in the eastern part have the right to feel optimistic about it.

This airport will have a tremendous impact on the region and the people in the area. There is no secret that previous administrations didn’t do enough to help develop the eastern territory.


The Pacific Airport must be channeled as a national project that will energize the eastern region of the country; encouraging the growing demand of passengers abroad, tourist development, activation of the Port of La Unión and creation of the Eastern Free Zone.

The Government of President Nayib Bukele seeks to turn the eastern zone into an area of comprehensive economic development for the country. The new international airport is going to help achieve that goal.