The increase in tourism in the area around Santa Marta, especially nature tourism, is boosting activity at Simón Bolívar airport. According to the Master Plan that Ineco has just completed, passenger numbers could grow from 2.4 million in 2019 to 7.3 million over the coming decades. Consequently, a variety of expansion works are proposed.
At large airports, having an Apron Management Service or AMS to guide aircraft on the ground reduces the workload of controllers and improves operational efficiency. Ineco has conducted a study to implement an AMS at Colombia’s El Dorado airport.
An expert in air transport and commercial and tax law, Colombia’s Director General of Civil Aeronautics has 25 years of experience in the sector.
Ineco has drafted a master plan for Germán Olano Airport (Puerto Carreño) and airport planning schemes for San Bernardo (Mompox) and Contador (Pitalito) Airports for the Colombian Civil Aviation Authority. These are three small airports that have great impact for the economy and connectivity of their respective regions, especially thanks to tourism, which is opening up the prospects for a promising future.
Tomás Elejalde has been with Metro de Medellín for more than 20 years and has held different positions of responsibility before his appointment as general manager in 2016.