The Chamber of Andorra presents its project to build an airport

Estimates that it will cost more than 500 million and defends that it will improve the economy of the country

The Cambra de Comerç, Indústria i Serveis d’Andorra has presented the ‘Pla de desenclavament d’Andorra’, a study that analyzes the alternatives to improve communications and highlights the proposal to build an international airport that “provides better options for the future “for the country, the president of the entity, Miquel Armengol, has highlighted.

Before representatives of the business, political, economic and national tourism industry, Armengol said that the infrastructure and communications of Andorra are the same as those of the nineteenth century and that an airport will establish “a new framework of favorable foreign relations” for tourists, but also for Andorrans, the Chamber reports in a statement.

The airport infrastructure would cost more than 500 million euros and the ideal location, according to the entity, would be the Grau Roig area.

An international airport would reach a range of 5,000 kilometers, defended Armengol, provide direct access to non-EU tourist markets and would be a driving factor for Andorran companies.

He added that it is the way to attract new profiles with more purchasing power and not to lose the train of economic globalization.

In addition, the entity considers that it is compatible with the Andorra-La Seu airport, since Catalan is used for small planes and regional flights.

VIABILITY

The entity has commissioned two studies that have confirmed the feasibility of building an airport in Andorra: one to the company Nayblue, a subsidiary of Airbus, and one to the company CGX.

The first has validated the procedures and the location, and the second the infrastructure that would be necessary.

There remains a third pending study, which will evaluate the acoustic and environmental impact of building an infrastructure of these dimensions.

In addition to the airport, the Chamber’s studies are also focusing on the construction of a railroad to improve connections with France.

But any final decision, the entity considers, is “in the han