Greytown airport ready for takeoff

La Paloma Airport on Ometepe Island 90% done

Ready for takeoff: the airport in Greytown is ready to go (photo/ INTUR)

(posted April 13, 1:03 p.m.)- The new airport in San Juan de Nicaragua—formerly known as Greytown—is completed and ready for business, according to the government.

The 200-meter concrete airstrip, which cost $12 million, will open up Nicaragua’s remote and historically significant Caribbean riverside town to tourism.

The Greytown airport, which soon will start receiving flights from Managua on La Costeña airlines, is part of the government’s efforts to promote tourism on both ends of the Río San Juan.

The government also reports that the $10 million La Paloma Airport being built on Ometepe Island is 90% done and will be inaugurated the second half of the year.

  • David Cardin

    That is a start in the right direction. I have a big problem of again the non promotion of the 2nd largest market in all Of Nicaragua, Leon and vacinity. Between Chinendega and Leon there are nearly 1/2 million people, how many does Ometepe have? Sorry, but priorities are still politically motivated and not the best resourse spending for the exchange of tourist dollars and employment opportunities for the local population.
    An airport, one that used to be highly operational, is just sitting with weeds and hangers just rotting. It exists and is needed and wanted as the 2nd largest population center and serves the whole northern region.

    • Nica Dean

      The beauty is how many people Ometepe ‘doesn’t have’ I guess you just don’t get it people want visit Nicaragua for nature, ecotourism not the run-down area that you are mentioning. If you want to help that area get Flor de Cana rum distillery to do something to help starting with tours of the distillery. If the areas airport has gone to weeds there must be a reason like no one is interested in going there.

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