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.

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Palmerola Airport Remodel Confirmed

September 2011

The Honduran government is awaiting the results of a feasibility study before beginning the project.

The president of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, reiterated the government's intention to remodel the Palmerola commercial airport, also known as Soto Cano in order to replace the International Airport, Toncontin.

Honduran Government to Build Palmerola

May 2009

In the absence of investors, the government will take over construction of the commercial airport at the military base in Palmerola.

Through an executive decree, the Council of Ministers has authorized the Armed Forces to carry out this project.

LaPrensahn.com reported statements of President Manuel Zelaya Rosales: "This is the first step in order to undertake the extraordinary and monumental project that has been awaited in our country for many decades. It is a very important step forward for this construction, which will have an international airport for cargo and passenger flights in the coming months."

Honduran government relaunches airport at Palmerola

November 2008

The government has asked InterAiports to decide whether or not they will participate in the management of the airport.

The plan to use Palmerola as a commercial airport is still on the table.

It has been reported that President Manuel Zelaya gave an ultimatum of 96 hours for the airport company to reply, however InterAirports said in a press release that the time given is to update the proposals presented in June 2008.

Honduras re-examines opening Palmerola

October 2008

The Government announced that it will re-examine using the Palmerola military base as an international airport.

The announcement came after receiving approval from the International Civil Aviation Organization as the country faces the emergency airport situation.
The private secretary of president Manuel Zelaya, Eduardo Enrique Reina, explained that the government presented a formal request a few months ago to the Organization to convert Palmerola into an international civilian airport and that they have responded positively. They have now presented an action plan to carry out the remodeling and development of the airport.

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