Charter Operators Announced Pulling Out of Honduras

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

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Epaminondas Marinakys, a businessman who operates charter flights, lamented the government's adoption of the policy, "while other countries are lowering tariffs in order to for more tourists to come in, in Honduras it is not the same case, instead they are increasing costs", he said

An article in Digital review lists the fees authorized by decree:

"- For the registration of ownership, lease, mortgage, pledge or other real rights to commercial aircraft, engines and other equipment parts for them, not exceeding 20,000 lempiras, the fee is $60.

- Certificates of operation to provide public domestic air transport services, scheduled or non-scheduled, $500.

- Certificates of operation to provide public scheduled air transport services, national and international, $600.

- Certificates of operation to provide international air transport, scheduled and non-scheduled, $1.000.

- Authorization to engage in private air service for compensation, $200.

- Authorization for air clubs, $100.

- Authorization for flight schools, $100.

- Authorization aviation workshop, $200.

- Charter flights, $300 each. "



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