The Colombian airline Avianca has reaffirmed its commitment to El Salvador with new strategic investments expanding its fleet, its routes and its destinations within the country.

The CEO of Avianca, Hernán Rincón, met yesterday with the President of the Republic, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, and his government's economic cabinet, to discuss the airline’s forecasts for business in El Salvador which is one of its most important hubs in the region.

The meeting was also attended by the Vice President of the Republic and Presidential Commissioner for Public and Private Investment, Óscar Ortiz, who confirmed that the airline has made important investments "not only in expanding the aircraft fleet, but also in expanding routes, destinations, and Salvador is the strongest hub to make those connections".

The Vice President explained that during the meeting they discussed the government’s own investment in the Monsenor Óscar Arnulfo Romero and Galdámez International Airport, in Comalapa, where it operates one of the three hubs that Avianca has installed in Central America.

"We are betting on this aeronautical hub that we are developing and expanding. A strong aeronautical hub encourages national development and economic strength, and above all else, more employment”, said Ortiz, who noted that in 2017 more than 3.1 million passengers went through the international Airport.

"That is why we are committed to the airport’s continued expansion; we must engage in more public-private partnerships and we must continue to strengthen the hub, because it is so important for the country to be competitive in this area”, he said.