The publicly owned Airport Corporation of Cuenca (CORPAC) says it plans major upgrades to the airport in 2019, including runway and security improvements. CORPAC director Carlos Jácome, says the improvements are needed to handle anticipated growth. “Air travel increased for the first time in eight years in 2017 and we expect more passengers in 2018 and 2019,” said, pointing out that airport still operates at a deficit. “To reach a break-even point, we need to serve 480,000 passengers a year. Now we are at 310,000, which is great improvement over 2015 and 2016 when we were processing less than 200,000.”…
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