Published on January 18, 2013, 6:59 pm

Intention of closing Salgado Filho airport creates controversy

Wishing to enable the construction of a new air transportation terminal in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre, the closure of the Salgado Filho airport has caused controversy among entrepreneurs and experts in the field.
Although it is not economically feasible to maintain two airports in the region, there are also uncertainties about the conditions of mobility with the future terminal in Caxias do Sul.

According to the study of PricewatershouseCoopers (PwC), the construction of a new airport would be the only alternative to enlarge the capacity of the state to receive the growing number of passengers and cargo. The existence of two airports in the same region, or relatively close, difficult to attract investment and economic return, as advocated by Charles Biedermann, Partner in the Region South of PricewatershouseCoopers.

However, many see problems in ending the activities of Salgado Filho Airport.

Newsroom, with Zero Hora informations