Tegucigalpa's airport increases safety measures
The Toncontín International Airport at Tegucigalpa, Honduras is in the process of lengthening Runway 2 by 300 meters.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
It will also install a safety ring along the street where the improvement is taking place.
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.
President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras said he has decided to maintain the Toncontín Airport at Tegucigalpa closed to aircraft carrying more than 42 passengers.
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.
The Honduras Government was to meet today with interested parties to discuss the reopening of the Toncontín Airport.
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