SAN PEDRO SULA,Honduras–Several hotel executives, Honduran incoming tour operators and the Minister of Tourism are currently organizing a meeting with Avianca’s upper management in Bogota for the first months of 2014. The group is hoping that Avianca will keep opening non-stop flights from the Bogota Hub into San Pedro-Sula and Coxen Hole in Roatan using Airbus A-318 jetliners. Avianca already operates non-stop flights from Bogota El Dorado International Airport to Panama City, San Jose, San Salvador and Guatemala City.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras. — Honduran President Porfirio Lobo has declared that before he leaves office, the construction of the airport terminal for Tegucigalpa/Palmerola International Airport will begin. The runway of Palmerola was constructed in the eighties by the U.S. government during the hype of the Cold War in Central America, as the Soviet-Cuban supported socialist government in Managua collisioned against the U.S. backed Honduras. After the end of the Cold War, Palmerola was donated by the United States to the Honduras government. The closing of Tegucigalpa’s Toncontin International Airport (the second most dangerous in the world) and the opening of Palmerola has been a priority after the last accident of a TACA Airlines Airbus A-320 on May 2008. The construction of the airport terminal in Palmerola and the two lane highway from Tegucigalpa would cost up to 130 million dollars. The airport terminal would be constructed on the west side of the runway, on the opposite side of the military installations of the Honduran Air Force. The new airport in the Comayagua region to serve the Honduran capital is clearly needed for the growth and development of the country.