Charter fee in Honduras to be reviewed

Authorities will review the $300 fee imposed on the airline industry operating in Honduras, it was decided recently.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Ministry of Works, Transport and Housing (Soptravi) are to review the landing fee of $300, recently established for charter flights. The move has caused dissatisfaction among private companies.

The director of the DGAC, Manuel Caceres, said the $300 fee for charter flights covers a period of 90 days, during which a company operating flights to the country may enter as many times as they like, reported on its website. "I don’t see what the problem is, the airline companies agree, we in the DGAC are providing a better service, which will result in more operators coming to the country", said the official.

Some firms announced that they are pulling out Honduras over what they see as an elevated charge.

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The increase to $300 for landing fees approved by the Civil Aviation Directorate has led to the withdrawal of companies offering charter flights.

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The European Commission has banned the airline Rollins Air, which conducts charter flights, from operating on European soil.

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Starting 6 November the charter flights will fly between Düsseldorf, Germany and Liberia International Airport.

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Sky Service, Can Jet and West Jet which have an operations center in Toronto and Montreal, will fly to Roatan and La Cieba.

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Peter Fleming added that they are working on selling the country's image in the international market, in order to attract more airlines.

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