Monday, August 15, 2011

Central American aviation

We are now beginning our descent

Aug 15th 2011 by T.W. | SAN SALVADOR

FROM our office in Mexico City I cover the seven countries of Central America, which means a lot of flying. Though it’s a tiny region (smaller than Texas), getting around it takes a long time and is hideously expensive, thanks to a severe shortage of flights. I’m writing this blog during a stopover on the way to Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, to which there are no direct flights from Mexico City. The return trip, roughly the equivalent of London to Lisbon in distance terms, has cost $750.

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