Palmerola Airport to begin operations in August

President Manuel Zelaya has announced that Honduras' fifth international airport, at Palmerola, will start operations on August 2, when the United States will close down its military operations there.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The president said that in two weeks he will sign an agreement with the United States based on an agreement dating back to May 1957, that established the military support that Washington has provided for 51 years.
"Honduras has the sovereignty, right, liberty and property to take actions that we consider are best for Palmerola," he said.

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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.

Sixth Company Interested in Palmerola Tender

May 2013

The company of Chinese origin, Harbour Engineering Company, has acquired the requirements to participate in the tender for the construction of Palmerola airport.

This company is the sixth to present itself before the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships (Coalianza) to purchase the tender specifications for the project that will cost about $130 million in its first stage.

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.

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