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Airport Overview

El Salvador International Airport (AIES) has a main runway (07-25) of 3,200m long, 60m wide. Parallel to the main runway there is the taxiway "Alfa", which connects the track through six outings. For use of small aircraft, it was built also a secondary runway (18-36), with a length of 800m, which is currently used as parking "LP" for aircraft. The platform of the Passenger Terminal Building (ETP) has seventeen positions for aircraft parking; fourteen of them have their respective boarding bridges, connecting the aircraft directly to their waiting rooms. The three remaining positions are "remote", meaning that passengers who disembark in any of them are transferred to the terminal with airbuses. The ETP has built a total area of 34,380m2, which is home to waiting rooms and corridors, areas of Immigration and Customs and diversity of stores. Based on passenger traffic, this is the third busiest airport in Central America. In 2010, fewer than two million passengers passed through AIES.  


LOCATION DETAILS 

Country 

El Salvador  

Latitude 

13º 26’ 23.4" N 

Province / District 

San Luis Talpa / La Paz 

Longitude 

89º 03’ 20.6" W 

Town or City (closest) 

San Salvador  

Elevation 

30.78 meters (101ft) 

Airfield Name 

International Airport Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez 

International airport 

Yes

IATA & OACI codes 

SAL / MSLP 

Open from/to (hours) 

00:00    TO    24:00 

 

 

Total field area 

1,023.76 ha

Airport Picture


Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

Authority and address 

Contact Names / Email 

Tel / Fax 

Website 

Civil Aviation /Boulevard del Ejército Km. 9 1/2, contiguo Zona Franca San Bartolo. Ilopango 

Name: Coronel Roberto Lopez 

Title: President 

Email: jsalguero@aac.gob.sv 

Tel. (503) 2565-4400 

Fax (503) 2565-4408 

www.aac.gob.sv 

 

Airport Name and Management 

Contact Names / Email 

Tel / Fax 

Website 

El Salvador International Airport-Oscar Arnulfo Romero 

Name: Lic. Jaime Parada 

Title: Airport Manager  

Email: Jaime.parada@cepa.gob.sv 

Tel. (503) 2349-2201 

Fax (503) 2366-2393 

www.aeropuertoelsalvador.gob.sv 

Aircraft Handling 

Cargo handling 

Passenger Handling 

Aerodespachos de El Salvador 

Aerodespachos de El Salvador 

Aerodespachos de El Salvador 

Air Support 

Air Support 

Air Support 

 

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 El Salvador Airport Company Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: 

http://www.azfreight.com/   

https://privejets.com/aviones-privados/el-salvador 

http://www.caaa-tase.com.sv/transporte.html 

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

Performance 

Year(s) and figures 

Total aircraft movements 

45,854 Comercial aircraft (2017) 

Total passengers 

3,147,081 Mobilized passengers (Entry, Exit, Transit, On board, 2017)

Current monthly use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS) 

N/A 

Cargo movement in 201728,204,630 kg 


Capacity Cargo 

Year(s) and figures 

Total aircraft movements 

1,648,953 MT (2017) 

Total capacity of the airport (MT)

N/A 

Current activity of the airport (MT)

2017

Import activity = 12,472.34

Export activity = 15,731.30 

Current monthly use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS…)

N/A 

Runway 

RUNWAY 1

Published length (meters) 

3,200 

Usable length (meters) 

3,000 

Width (meters) 

45 (with 15m shoulders) 

Orientation  

07/25 

Surface 

Asphalt / Concrete 

 

RUNWAY 2

Published length (meters) 

800 

Usable length (meters) 

750 

Width (meters) 

23 

Orientation  

18/36 

Surface 

Asphalt / Concrete 

Helicopter pad(s) 

HELIPAD

Present  

Yes

Largest helicopter that can land 

No specification 

Width and Length (meters) 

No specification 

Surface 

No specification 

Airfield Infrastructure Details 

Customs 

Yes

JET A-1 fuel 

Yes

Immigration 

Yes

AVGAS 100 

Yes

Terminal building 

Yes

Single point refueling 

Yes

Passenger terminal 

Yes

Starter units (press air) 

Yes

Cargo terminal 

Yes

Ground power (mobile) 

Yes

Pax transport to airfield 

Yes

Crash crew 

Yes

Control tower 

Yes

Aircraft support services 

Yes

Weather facilities 

Yes

Latrine servicing 

Yes

Catering services 

Yes

Fire fighting 

Yes

Base Operating room 

Yes

Fire fighting category (ICAO) 

Category:  

Airport radar 

Yes

Firefighting equipment 

Yes

NDB 

Yes

De-icing equipment 

Yes

VOR 

Yes

IFR procedures 

Yes

ILS 

Yes

Runway lights 

Yes

Approach lights 

Yes

Parking ramp lighting 

Yes


Airport Operating Details 

AIRPORT OPERATING DETAILS  

Max size cargo aircraft that can be offloaded with bulk cargo 

WFP has deployed an Illusion 76 in an Emergency Operation 

Max size cargo aircraft that can be offloaded on a pallet 

n/a 

Total parking size (m²) 

728 vehicles 

Storage capacity (MT) 

10,286 m2 

Cargo handling equipment 

Yes

If yes, specify below 

Elevators 

Yes

Max. capacity (tons): 

Can reach the upper deck of a B.747? Yes

Loading ramps 

Yes 

 

Storage facilities 

The Cargo Terminal Building (ETC) can accommodate various types of freighter aircraft as there are three positions parking. There is also a platform for the simultaneous maintenance of five different aircrafts. The platform is located opposite the hangars AEROMANTENIMIENTO (Aeroman), also a modern repair shop that has achieved high levels of service in Latin America that represents an added value for the AIES. The ETC also operates its own warehouse which accommodates various offices and has a total area of 10,286 m2. 

Airfield Costs

LANDING FEE CHARGES (USD/MT of gross aircraft weight) 

Aircraft Weight – MTOW (kg) 

Landing($/MT)** 

Navigation 

Parking* 

Night Landing 

Over-Flight 

5,670 -22,000 

US $4.00 

US $0.13 

US $0.43 

N/A 

N/A 

22,001 -55,000 

US $4.00 

US $0.28 

US $0.43 

N/A 

N/A 

55,001 -77,000 

US $4.00 

US $0.36 

US $0.43 

N/A 

N/A 

            77,001-    

US $4.00 

US $0.55 

US $0.43 

N/A 

N/A 

* Charged for every 4 hours or fraction. In the passengers’ terminals the first 2 hours are free from all charges. 

**Minimum cost for landing service for aircraft ≤ 2mt are: a) local flights US$ 8.50, and b) international flights US$ 11.60 

AIRCRAFT HANDLING CHARGES  

Aircraft weight – MTOW (kg) 

Ad-Hoc / USD 

< 5,000 

Prices are based on services required 

5,001 - 10,000 

Prices are based on services required 

10,001 - 20,000 

Prices are based on services required 

20,001 - 30,000 

Prices are based on services required 

30,001 - 40,000 

Prices are based on services required 

40,001 - 50,000 

Prices are based on services required 

BAE 146A319 

Prices are based on services required 

B727 MD80 

Prices are based on services required 

B757 A320 

Prices are based on services required 

Hercules C130 IL76 

Prices are based on services required 

B707 DC8 IL62 

Prices are based on services required 

B767 A310 IL86 

Prices are based on services required 

 A330 MD11 DC10 

Prices are based on services required 

 B747  B777 AN124 

Prices are based on services required 

 

AIRCRAFT SERVICING CHARGES  

Service 

Ad-Hoc / USD 

Pallet Handling ChargePer aircraft 

N/A 

CargoPer kg 

US $0.05 

ChocksPer operation 

US $20 

StairsPer unit per hour 

US $100 

GPUPer hour 

US $100 

ASUPer hour 

US $100 

LoaderPer hour 

US $250-US $500 

Toilet ServicePer aircraft 

US $40 

PushbackPer operation 

US $90 

TrailerPer operation 

N/A 

Traffic HandlingPer operation 

US $500 

Check-inPer aircraft 

US $500 

DocumentsPer aircraft 

N/A 

 Cargo terminal charges 

CARGO TERMINAL CHARGES  

Import 

Rate USD / kg 

Handling charge per kg 

US $4.57 

Break bulk fee 

US $0.08 

Diplomatic mail 

US $0.05 

Strong room – per Kg 

US $0.52 The first 8 working days 

Cold storage fee – Per Kg 

US $0.13 The first 8 working days 

Delivery outside normal working hours 

N/A 

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt 

N/A 

Storage per kg per day – Grace period 8 days 

General Warehouse:  

The first seven working days at US $0.14/kg/day; More than 7 working days at US $0.17/kg/day;  

Chilled, Frozen & Strong warehouses:  

The first seven working days at US $0.18/kg/day; More than 7 working days at US $0.36/kg/day 

Export 

Rate USD / kg 

Handling charges – un-palletized cargo 

US $0.05 

International Air Way Bill 

N/A 

Local Air Way Bill 

N/A 

Air Way Bill Amendment – Cancellation 

N/A 

Air Way Bill Documentation 

N/A 

Diplomatic Mail 

US $0.05 

Storage charges per kg per day 

N/A 

Air-Bridge charges 

Not applicable. 

Fuel Services Charges 

For every gallon of fuel supplied to aircrafts a fee concession of US$0.048 is charged.   The two airport fuel suppliers are PUMA (252,000gl/day) and UNO (90,000gl/day). 

Security 

The airport is guarded by CEPA, a private transportation authority, and the National Police. The airport uses the same grounds as the principal military airbase, 2 km from the passenger terminal. Customs has a very strong presence at both the passenger and cargo terminals, and uses trained dogs to detect for explosives and narcotics. Inside the terminal, the Airport Authority Police and National Police Force have installed metal detectors to further guarantee security there.  The Airport Authority Police and National Police Force are present outside the terminals, too. The airport has a guarded parking area. Security problems are quite common on the road from the airport to the capital, a distance of 43 km, where criminals are active. 

SECURITY 

Good