Honduras to turn airbase into commercial airport
The Honduran airports authority, Aeropuertos de Honduras is presenting plans today for the transformation of the Palmerola air base into a commercial airport. The plans include emergency procedures and facilities for luggage and travelers.
Monday, June 2, 2008
A concession has been granted to Fredy Nasser for the operation of Palmerola, located in in Comayagua department. President Manuel Zelaya announced the conversion after a meeting with representatives of airlines, the armed forces and Nasser.
The Honduran government is awaiting the results of a feasibility study before beginning the project.
In the absence of investors, the government will take over construction of the commercial airport at the military base in Palmerola.
The government has asked InterAiports to decide whether or not they will participate in the management of the airport.
The Government announced that it will re-examine using the Palmerola military base as an international airport.
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