Nicaragua Revives Punta Huete Airport

The airfield will become an alternative to the international airport "Augusto C. Sandino".

Friday, August 6, 2010

Orlando Castillo, general manager of the state-owned international airport administrator (EAAI), indicated that the terminal is ready to receive flights from Costa Rica and El Salvador, in emergencies.

Castillo added that, "the reopening of Punta Huete Airport brings greater security to Nicaraguan civil aviation," according to an article on Pueblo en Línea.

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Nicaragua Enables Punta Huete Airport

May 2010

The government invested $5 million to enable the airport, which is located 50 kilometers north of Managua.

Also known as “Panchito”, it was certified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to be used as alternative airport.

“Located north of Xolotlán Lake, the airfield might become Nicaragua’s largest in the future, even handling large sized airplanes, such as Boeing 747s”, reported Laprensa.com.ni.

El Salvador to upgrade Ilopango airport

July 2008

The Executive Commission on Autonomous Ports in El Salvador says it will upgrade the Ilopango Airport, with work to start next June.

The commission will convert the Port of Ilopango to make it a location for internal commercial flights and for Central American destinations, said its president, Albino Román.

ICAO gives green light for re-opening Toncontín airport

June 2008

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.

Aircraft with capacity of 170 passengers or less will soon be able to land again at the airport. The safety rules are not very different from those adopted as internal policy by many airlines, the ICAO report said.

Toncontín to re-open in a week

June 2008

The Honduras Government and the business community reached agreement on re-opening the Toncontín International Airport, once the safety conditions of the terminal have been assessed.

The agreement was hammered out between the Committee for Defense of the Capital and President Manuel Zelaya, who met for almost five hours on Monday.

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