TACA to resume flights to Toncontin Airport
TACA Airlines announced today that they will resume flights to Tegucigalpa using the Airbus 319 aircraft starting August 15.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
In a press release today the airlines indicated that it will use the Airbus 319 planes to cover the route between Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula (the second largest city in Honduras) and from Tegucigalpa to El Salvador.
The Honduras Government was to meet today with interested parties to discuss the reopening of the Toncontín Airport.
Continental, AA, and Copa all announced that they will resume their flights to Tegucigalpa. These flights were suspended after May 30 as a result of a government order.
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.
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.
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