Cost of closing Tegucigalpa airport estimated at $33 million
Tegucigalpa's Chamber of Commerce and Industry estimates that losses to date from the closing of Toncontín International Airport 26 days ago stand at 33 million dollars. Businesses most affected are those directly and indirectly involved in aviation.
Friday, June 27, 2008
The chamber says that over time the losses could rise to as much as 400 million dollars.
The Toncontín International Airport at Tegucigalpa, Honduras is in the process of lengthening Runway 2 by 300 meters.
President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras said he has decided to maintain the Toncontín Airport at Tegucigalpa closed to aircraft carrying more than 42 passengers.
The preliminary report of the International Civil Aviation Association says that Toncontín airport at Tegucigalpa meets the requirements to operate, with few difficulties for companies approaching the runways.
The Honduras Government was to meet today with interested parties to discuss the reopening of the Toncontín Airport.
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