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.
TACA will also operate direct flights from Tegucigalpa to Guatemala and to its connection hub in San Salvador using the ATR aircrafts.

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Re-opening of Toncontín Airport in Tegucigalpa discussed

June 2008

The Honduras Government was to meet today with interested parties to discuss the reopening of the Toncontín Airport.

Honduras President Manuel Zelaya was to meet Monday with representatives of several sectors that demand the reopening of the Toncontín Airport for international flights. Interested parties include the tourist industry, airport employees, taxi drivers and local politicians.

Airlines again flying to Toncontín

July 2008

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.

Continental will resume three-a-week flights to Tegucigalpa from Houston, Texas, starting next Monday. It said that starting August 1 it will begin a daily flight service to Honduras.

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.

Cost of closing Tegucigalpa airport estimated at $33 million

June 2008

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.

The chamber says that over time the losses could rise to as much as 400 million dollars.

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