Honduras: Palmerola Air Base to Become Airport

President Porfirio Lobo announced the upcoming habilitation of the air base in Comayagua as a commercial airport.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

He added that the feasibility of the project relies on the construction of a highway linking Comayagua with Tegucigalpa.

The Honduran President also explained that the project would be developed as a public/private initiative, in which works on the airport would be done as the highway project progresses. He noted that they have already discussed this with interested companies.

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Possible Tender for Palmerola Airport

November 2012

If no agreement is reached with InterAirports, the concession for the new Honduran airport at Palmerola could be put out to tender.

So stated President Porfirio Lobo, who asked the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships (COALIANZA) to not let the project "go cold”.

Honduran airport reopened for international flights

July 2008

The Honduran government authorized the immediate reopening of Tegucigalpa's Toncontín airport for flights by large passenger aircraft.

President Manuel Zelaya, who ordered the partial closer of Toncontín in the wake of a recent fatal accident, signed the reopening accord with business leaders who had been calling for it.

Honduras to Award Palmerola in September

July 2013

Eight companies from five countries have shown interest in the tender to build an international airport at the Palmerola military base.

"The tender process began in March and has lasted for five months," said Jose Pineda, a spokesman for the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships.

Palmerola Project Still Struggling

November 2012

Discrepancies between the government and the concessionaire for Honduran airports has prevented the signing of the contract for adapting Palmerola to be the main airport in Honduras.

President Lobo’s aim for the new airport terminal to be opened in December 2013 will not be fulfilled, and it is also in doubt whether construction will start during his tenure.

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