Guatemala - Honduras Flights to be Considered Domestic

As of March 14, flights between the two countries will be considered domestic, simplifying and expediting migration and freight procedures.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

With the entry into force of the Regulation for the Development of Air and Airport Operations, flight frequencies between airports in Honduras and Guatemala will have the characteristics of domestic flights. reports that "...According to the authorities, this will facilitate promotion of tourism, culture, economics and trade development and harmonization of technical and legal regulation of air operationsAmong the advantages is the simplification of technical and administrative procedures of air operations, new markets for airlines, as well as an economic benefit to passengers, because flights will be direct."

"... In Honduras airports enabled in that category are Toncontin International Airport (Tegucigalpa), Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (San Pedro Sula), Golosón International Airport (La Ceiba) and Juan Manuel Galvez (Roatan) International Airport. In Guatemala, the airports are International Airport La Aurora (capital), Mundo Maya International Airport (Petén), Airfield Los Altos (Quetzaltenango) and Aerodrome Retalhuleu. "

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