Most international flights headed to El Salvador stop at the largest airport, San Salvador. There are many smaller airports in El Salvador. However, not all El Salvador airports have regularly scheduled flights. In fact, nearly all small airports in this country have no regularly scheduled passenger services.
Some regional airports in El Salvador may be served by small "local" airlines, which do not make their fares available to major travel web sites. For flights out of that sort of city, you would need to research which airlines serve the city and locate their web site or phone number by any means you have at your disposal.
El Salvador is a country in Central America with a population of approximately 6.9 million people. It is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the north and east by Honduras, and to the south by the Pacific Ocean. El Salvador is the most densely populated nation on the American mainland (especially in its capital, San Salvador). Its official name is Republic of El Salvador (Spanish: Republica de El Salvador). The country was named after the Spanish word for "The Saviour," in honor of Jesus Christ, and its territory was known prehispanically as Cuscatlan.
It has a total area of 8,123 square miles, making it comparable in size to, although slightly smaller than, the state of Massachusetts. El Salvador is the smallest country in continental America.
For many decades, coffee was one of the only sources of foreign currency in the Salvadoran economy. The civil war in the 80's and the fall of international coffee prices in the 90's, pressured the Salvadoran government to diversify the economy. ARENA governments have followed policies that intend to develop other exporting industries in the country as textiles and sea products. Tourism is another industry Salvadoran authorities regard as a possibility for the country. But rampant crime rates, lack of infrastructure and inadequate social capital have prevented this resource from being properly exploited and is still under development.
Spanish is the main language in El Salvador. The Roman Catholic religion played an important role in the Salvadoran culture. Fully 90% are mestizo (mixed Amerindian and Spanish/European), 9% white (mostly Spanish, but also some French, German and Italian descent), and only 1% indigenous. Very few Amerindians have retained their native customs, traditions, or languages.
Spanish is the language spoken by virtually all inhabitants, although English is spoken by a small number of people in the capital. English is primarily spoken by deported gangsters of Salvadoran origin removed from major U.S. cities such as Los Angeles, as well by professionals or those in the tourist industry.
As of 2004, there were approximately 3.1 million Salvadorans living outside El Salvador, many of whom are immigrants in the United States. The USA has traditionally been the destination of choice for Salvadorans looking for greater economic opportunity. ()