Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich yesterday joined Salta Governor Juan Manuel Urtubey at the re-opening of the Martín Miguel de Güemes international airport in the provincial capital. The airport had been closed down for three weeks for works to improve and upgrade the airport – works which will continue until October.
Governor Urtubey highlighted the importance of the works for the terminal, platform and runways which are progressing according to schedule.
For his part, Dietrich, who held a work meeting with the governor, expressed his pleasure over visiting Salta and over being able to have the airport up and running again because for too many years works had begun in Argentina without ever ending.
“We set ourselves a period of 20 days to close down the airport in order to have the least possible impact in Salta, we were hit by rain but still managed to stick to schedule,” said the minister, who congratulated the company contracted and his whole Transport Ministry team, Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 and the provincial government for co-ordinating all the work.
Dietrich assured that jobs were also being created, forming part of the aviation revolution whereby the hinterland is growing impressively.
“We´re going to generate more air connectivity. Latam’s Lima connection will advance from three to four flights weekly as from today (May 6) and as from November there will be seven. Next month FlyBondi will start flying to Salta and Aerolíneas is increasing its frequencies by 20 percent,” he added.