TODAY NICARAGUA – Nicaragua suffers from lack of air connectivity and from inflated prices to be paid to fly to Managua from nearby cities.
With only five direct air links, Nicaragua is, along with Honduras, the destination with the highest prices of airline tickets, ranging from US$460 to US$2.117, for only one-way trip within the region. In addition, Nicaragua also receives the least amount of airlines, currenly only 7 companies are available.
Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports that “… The short supply of flights and low demand of users in the Nicaraguan market has made fares more expensive. In 2014 only 1.3 million visitors were received. ” On the other hand, in regard to domestic flights just one company is covering this low demand.
Leonardo Torres, president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises, added, “… In order to resolve the problem intraregionally and for there to be cheap flights, Nicaragua needs to establish more connections in the region. ” “… In turn, it needs to establish direct flights to Europe. ”