I think in the case of Chile the answer is YES. 10 years ago, our SCL
airport was a reason to be ashamed of. Now, it's an important pole of freight to Chile and it turn up to be the best in term of security, technology and comfort.
The Chilean government, as in the case of AA2000, launched a program for new airport development, and this is how CCP, IQQ, ANF, and now CPO are getting better.
Chile always dream of becoming a mass tourist destination. Although we're still far of it, tourist arrivals keep growing everyday, and in this scenario, the airports and LAN have contributed a lot.
The biggest problem is geography: we are too far, so it's almost impossible for any Chilean airport to become a hub, it is a final stop in most of the cases. Maybe the Oceania routes, plus the growing economic relations between Chile and Asia will rise the importance of our airports.
XV: how are you! I thought you spent all your money at the casinos and you have no spare funds for the Internet!
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