Correa to inaugurate Nueva Loja airport this week

Monday, January 11, 2010

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa will this week inaugurate the Lago Agrio airport, in Sucumbíos province's Nueva Loja district, local press reported.

The project required a US$5mn investment and has the capacity to handle 150,000 passengers/year.

The facility is equipped with a 2.3km runway, check-in areas, VIP rooms, offices, airline stands and a health center, among others installations.

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Works were carried out by the firm Construcciones y Servicios de Minería (Consermin), and finished a month ahead of schedule.

The initiative is part of the country's airport modernization plan, being carried out by the transport and public works ministry, the airport under-secretariat and the national civil aviation authority.