The conclusion of the Chalacatepec airport in the Costalegre region of southern Jalisco is virtually assured.
A final, outstanding payment of 15 million pesos for purchase of adjoining land was made this week to a local farming cooperative (ejido), Jalisco Tourism Secretary Enrique Ramos Flores announced.
The state government has promised to complete the two-kilometer runway and adjacent infrastructure within 18 months, when the facility will be handed over to a private concession for its operation.
The Chalacatepec airport will be located midway between Careyes and Punta Perula, 15 miles from the inland town of Tomatlan, 17 miles north of Chamela and 40 miles north of La Manzanilla.
It is hoped the airport will be able to cater to scheduled and charter flights, as well as many private planes belonging to wealthy patrons vacationing in the area’s upscale resorts.
The airport is designed to tie in with a host of new projects and act as a detonator for further tourism investment.