08/01/2020 - 12:27
In the midst of the quarantine to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and one month after the supposed return of domestic flights, the Jorge Newbery Metropolitan Airport will be remodeled so there will be no regional flights until the end of the year. The return of aero-commercial activity has not been confirmed since September 1.
"Aeroparque closes its operation as of today to prepare for the start of modernization works on the runway and in the terminal sector where regional flights will operate. They will begin during August and will last between 4 and 5 months, "explained the company Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 in a statement.
In detail, part of the works will consist of adding "615 meters of track and 20 meters wide, which will allow optimizing regional operations and improving security and connectivity with the exterior." In turn, they remarked that they will also expand "the international arrivals and departures sector in the passenger terminal" and will install "a new beacon system that will strengthen operational security in takeoffs and landings."
To carry out part of the work, in early July there was an agreement between the Ministry of Transport, the Regulatory Body of the National Airport System (Orsna), the National Civil Aviation Administration (Anac), Airports Argentina 2000 and Argentine Water and Sanitation (Aysa).
AySA's intervention is due to the fact that now, Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 will be able to relocate, under AySA's supervision, the water supply and sewer network services that are currently located in the old layout of Avenida Costanera, in the South Cabecera sector of Aeropark.
That work was scheduled five years ago and, not having been carried out, the existing sanitary facilities interfere with the development of airport infrastructure, the agency Telam noted .
As reported by AA2000, the works will be financed by the Trust Fund for the Strengthening of the National Airport System, which is administered by the Ministry of Transportation and is run by the Regulatory Body of the National Airport System (ORSNA). They will be carried out by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 and the airlines that today operate from Aeroparque will transfer their operations to Ezeiza International Airport.
#Aeropark ⚠️ | We remind you that from tomorrow it will be closed for renovation works.
During this time, operations will be carried out from Ezeiza International Airport.
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On the other hand, the return of domestic flights has not yet been confirmed since September 1. "The current resolution (144) the only thing that enables it is the sale from September 1, not the operation," ANAC sources told Clarín this week. "(The restart of regular flights) will be when the President issues another decree, lifting the restriction that he imposed in March."
Resolution 144 did not prohibit advance sale indefinitely, but did so for dates prior to September 1. That was interpreted, within companies, as a departure signal for the restart of regular flights. Now, with one month to go, the body headed by Paola Tamburelli assures that there is still no specific date.