In a first stage, the aerodrome will receive domestic flights in order to revive tourism in the area.
Later the airfield will be adapted to receive international flights, as part of the plan drawn up by the Guatemágica Tourist Circuit Council, which aims to increase tourist arrivals to Retalhuleu and surrounding areas.
Ricardo Alejos, Council representative told Prensalibre.com that"...'What is sought is to promote tourism in Retalhuleu and the region, as we have attractive locations such as Institute of Recreation Parks for the Workers of Private Enterprise (Irtra), Dino Park, Toy Museum, Takalij Abaj, Champerico Beach and Organic Farms for tourism '. "
It is the third terminal opened by the government, which aims to create a network of 8 airfields to encourage the development of tourism in different parts of the country.
Tela airfield in the coastal department of Atlantis, has one runway measuring 1,600 meters and is now able to receive flights by smaller aircraft. The tourism private sector expects that increased air connectivity will boost development in the area.
The inauguration scheduled for March 10th has revitalized investments in the tourism sector, while three airlines are interested in operating three weekly flights.
The Río Amarillo airfield is currently 90% complete, test flights have been made and its official opening is scheduled for March 10. It is expected that, initially, the flights will have capacity for 45 people and the destinations will mainly be Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and Roatan.
The airfield in Rio Amarillo will be put out to tender later this month, and the bidding process for Palmerola Airport will take place on September.
Laprensa.hn reports: "The National Congress recently approved a trust agreement to build an airfield at Rio Amarillo, Santa Rita, Copán, about 18 kilometers from Las Ruinas, the Mayan resort town in the west. The contract was awarded for $6.5 million to Banco Continental, who will be the trustee that will hire the private operator to develop the project. The award was granted for 30 years. "
With an investment of $270 million plans are underway to build a runway at Aeródromo Río Amarillo, and reconstruction of the Chamelecón road up to the border of Ocotepeque.
"... A decree has been passed authorizing the execution of a trust agreement for the project entitled "Financing, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Aeródromo Río Amarillo in the municipality of Santa Rita in Copan", reported Laprensa.hn.
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