Airports Closed in Honduras

The Government announced the closure of the country's 4 international airports until further notice.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

This decision affects the airports of Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba and Roatán, informed Antonio San Martín, director of the Air Transport Authority.

"The official didn't give any indication as to when the airports will be opened...", reports Laprensahn.com. "A curfew was enacted by the government in response to yesterday's events, said the communique, referring to the return of deposed president Manuel Zelaya".

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Honduras Reopens Airports for Iternational Flights

September 2009

The four airports of Honduras have now resumed international flights.

Initially, the Civil Transport Authority had only authorized local flights, but yesterday resumed international ones.

Roberto Maradiaga, manager of the airport operator 'Aeropuertos de Honduras', commented that "some international airlines expect to resume flights today, and others on Saturday".

Toncontín operates normally

July 2009

Since yesterday, Tegucigalpa's International airport operates domestic and international flights normally.

In a press release, the aerial transportation authority (Aeronáutica Civil, in Spanish), informed that from Tuesday 7 onwards, Toncontín International Airport is open as usual.

Toncontin Closed For 48 hours

July 2009

The Toncontin international airport of Tegucigalpa will remain closed for 48 hours.

The shut-down measure seeks to guarantee security for citizens and visitors entering the Honduran capital via national and international flights.

Yesterday’s disturbances left damages near the area surrounding the runway.

Honduran Airports Reopened for Local Flights

September 2009

Airports in Honduras were reopened today but international flights are still suspended.

Alfredo San Martín, director of the Civil Aviation Authority, explained that this measure includes the international airports of Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba and Rotán.

San Martín added: "I expect international flights to be resumed 'as soon as possible', a decision that depends on 'the President of the Republic'".

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