The United States embassy reported that its citizens could directly contact the airlines to coordinate the trips.
Since March 24, flights with American citizens and permanent residents of that country operated by Eastern Airlines, according to information that the U.S. Embassy He posted on his Twitter account. The flights have been classified as humanitarian.
According to the Eastern Airlines portal, these are “relief flights” for US citizens seeking to leave Central and South America
“Eastern Airlines is currently the only commercial option available with flights from San Salvador to the United States,” the US embassy reported in a statement.
Flight times from El Salvador are at 6:40 p.m. bound for Houston, Texas, is the United States.
Flights that started on March 24 and are already sold out by the 26 and 27 of this month must be managed directly by passengers with the airline on the reservation site https://goeasternair.com/.
Travelers can carry two suitcases on Eastern Airlines flights of £ 70 each.
#AmCitSV: Global Guardian, a private airline, is planning to have flights departing San Salvador for the 🇺🇸 on March 26 and 27. For more information and to purchase your flight, please email [email protected] pic.twitter.com/unz41YsATx
– US Embassy in ES (@USEmbassySV) March 25, 2020
Eastern Airlines has also reported that they will allow pets to transit in the cabin, and they must contact Eastern Airlines directly for the necessary approvals and requirements to be met for that option.
“We are actively working with other airlines to offer more travel options and we will inform you as soon as those options are available,” the Embassy said in the brief.
The United States embassy also reported that another airline, Global Guardian, a private company that will seek to offer flights from San Salvador to the United States on March 26 and 27, has been made available.
For more information and to purchase your flight, the contact is [email protected]
The Embassy is also communicating with US citizens who have expressed interest in leaving El Salvador as government flights become available.
Flights with US citizens depart from the country at a time when the international airport is operating only for cargo or humanitarian aid flights.
The Diario de Hoy sought a reaction from the president of the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA), Federico Anliker, but did not provide information.
“Right now I am in a meeting and I am not giving explanations,” replied the official when asked.
According to the airline’s website, they offer “relief flights” from Central and South America for US citizens or permanent residents in that country.
The President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, announced on Tuesday the closure of the “Óscar Arnulfo Romero” International Airport to passenger flights, both inbound and outbound, and only the transit of cargo planes and humanitarian missions will be allowed, as prevention against the coronavirus pandemic.