As part of the development of the National System of International Airports (SINAI), Aeropuertos Uruguay celebrated, together with the Ministry of National Defense, the takeover of the Paysandú "Tydeo Larre Borges" International Airport.
The event was attended by the Minister of National Defense, Javier García; the Secretary of the Presidency, Álvaro Delgado, the mayor of Paysandú, Nicolás Olivera; representatives of Uruguay Airports; national and departmental authorities.
This is the fifth airport that becomes part of the National System of International Airports run by Aeropuertos Uruguay, a company of the Corporación América Airports group.
The company announced an investment of around 10 million dollars for the modernization works and shared with the local community the modernization plan that will be carried out at the Paysandú Airport.
The works will begin in the second half of 2024 and will include the construction of a new and modern passenger terminal, as well as the renovation of the airport infrastructure, resurfacing of the runway, taxiway, construction of a new apron, the installation of a automatic weather station, a new fuel plant, perimeter fence and path, in addition to platform lighting and runway beaconing with LED technology, a fiber optic perimeter ring for communications, among others.
The objective of the works is to bring the Paysandú airport to the international standards established by the regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization, providing an excellent level of services.
“It is an honor to carry out a strategic project for the country in an industry that provides opportunity in so many sectors. The takeover of the Paysandú International Airport is one more step to make our goal of developing a solid national airport network a reality, which will strengthen the country's connectivity and be a development engine," said Diego Arrosa, CEO of Aeropuertos Uruguay.
Within the framework of the development of the National System of International Airports, Aeropuertos Uruguay, which also manages the Carrasco and Punta del Este Airports, assumed the commitment to modernize six airports in the interior of the country, located in Carmelo, Rivera, Salto, Melo, Peach and Paysandú.
In December, together with the President of the Republic, the company inaugurated the new Carmelo International Airport, the first to be modernized by the company in the process, whose first month of seasonal operation reported historic results for the airport's operations.