The New International Airport in Honduras

A contract has been signed for the start of works on the International Airport in Palmerola, Comayagua, so that operations can start in 2018.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Following the signing of the official contract, construction of the new International Airport in Palmerola, in the department of Comayagua, will begin in May, for operations to start in 2018. This was announced by the Spanish concessionaire EMCO Corporation. The total investment is $163 million, of which the Kingdom of Spain will provide $53 million as part of a debt restructuring program with Honduras; $87 million will be private investment and the Honduran State will contribute $23 million.

See also: "Germans Interested in Palmerola Concession"

The airport will have a runway measuring 2,440 meters, with capacity for the operation of commercial narrow-body unrestricted aircraft and aircraft with low restricted fuselage as a long-range target. The passenger terminal will cover 20,000 square meters, and the air cargo terminal 1,500 square meters.

See also: "Honduras: Funding for Palmerola Announced"

In order to cater to approximately 1.5 million passengers, there will be a control tower, multipurpose building, aircraft parking ramp, urbanization of the entire area, car park four boarding gates, about 16 check-in stations, and three luggage carousels.

Sources: Press releases and Presidency of Honduras

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