InterAirports will build Palmerola terminal in Honduras

The Government finally reached an agreement with InterAirports to build a terminal at Palmerola, located 70 kilometers to the north of Tegucigalpa.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"There is an initial agreement for the construction of a terminal at the Palmerola military airport," the manager of the company, Carlos Ramos, announced at a press conference with the Minister of the Presidency, Enrique Flores.

"The project is set to be built in 10 months, so we want to go ahead and get approval from Congress, and grant the licenses so that we can begin in January and have [the terminal] ready for inauguration in November," explained Ramos.

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Honduras: $ 100 Million for Terminal in Palmerola

February 2011

InterAirports authorities, Tegucigalpa airport concessionaire, announced the availability of funds for its construction.

Edgardo Maradiaga, head of Honduran Airports, added that construction of a highway to the airport should be a settled matter before the new terminal is built.

Honduran Government to Build Palmerola

May 2009

In the absence of investors, the government will take over construction of the commercial airport at the military base in Palmerola.

Through an executive decree, the Council of Ministers has authorized the Armed Forces to carry out this project.

LaPrensahn.com reported statements of President Manuel Zelaya Rosales: "This is the first step in order to undertake the extraordinary and monumental project that has been awaited in our country for many decades. It is a very important step forward for this construction, which will have an international airport for cargo and passenger flights in the coming months."

Palmerola Airport in Honduras will cost $50 million

December 2008

The commercial airport concessionaire in the country, InterAirports, confirmed its interest in converting Palmerola into an international air terminal.

This company is awaiting an answer from the government for the third proposal presented on Thursday night. The investment will range between $35 to $50 million depending on State requirements.

Honduran government relaunches airport at Palmerola

November 2008

The government has asked InterAiports to decide whether or not they will participate in the management of the airport.

The plan to use Palmerola as a commercial airport is still on the table.

It has been reported that President Manuel Zelaya gave an ultimatum of 96 hours for the airport company to reply, however InterAirports said in a press release that the time given is to update the proposals presented in June 2008.

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