Argentina's President Mauricio Macri officially opened Córdoba province's renovated Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella international airport following 700mn pesos (US$47mnn) in investment.

Joining him were other public officials and Rafael Bielsa, president of concessionaire Aeropuertos Argentina 2000.

Work on the project, which started in 2011, included remodeling and expanding the main passenger terminal and carrying out work on the control tower and runway, the government's news service, Télam, reported.

"We want every province to eventually be able to connect with the world to boost growth. What is happening today is a huge step forward due to Córdoba's strategic geographical location," Macri said.

He said the project was designed to help improve connectivity and boost the volume of international flights, adding that Córdoba was going to be a hub for the entire country.

Córdoba-Porto Seguro and Córdoba-Resistencia flights are due to start in September.​


Argentina's President Mauricio Macri with other officials at the opening ceremony (CREDIT: Casa Rosada).


Source: BNamericas