Nicaragua Enables Punta Huete Airport

The government invested $5 million to enable the airport, which is located 50 kilometers north of Managua.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Also known as “Panchito”, it was certified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to be used as alternative airport.

“Located north of Xolotlán Lake, the airfield might become Nicaragua’s largest in the future, even handling large sized airplanes, such as Boeing 747s”, reported

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July 2014

An announcement has been made that there will be a review of the conditions of the infrastructure at El Jagüey airport so see if it has capacity for international commercial flights.

In order to alleviate air traffic at the international airport of El Salvador, the authorities of the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA) and Civil Aviation will be evaluating the state of the military airport in La Union for its potential to become an international airport.

Nicaragua Revives Punta Huete Airport

August 2010

The airfield will become an alternative to the international airport "Augusto C. Sandino".

Orlando Castillo, general manager of the state-owned international airport administrator (EAAI), indicated that the terminal is ready to receive flights from Costa Rica and El Salvador, in emergencies.

ICAO gives green light for re-opening Toncontín airport

June 2008

The preliminary report of the International Civil Aviation Association says that Toncontín airport at Tegucigalpa meets the requirements to operate, with few difficulties for companies approaching the runways.

Aircraft with capacity of 170 passengers or less will soon be able to land again at the airport. The safety rules are not very different from those adopted as internal policy by many airlines, the ICAO report said.

Toncontín to re-open in a week

June 2008

The Honduras Government and the business community reached agreement on re-opening the Toncontín International Airport, once the safety conditions of the terminal have been assessed.

The agreement was hammered out between the Committee for Defense of the Capital and President Manuel Zelaya, who met for almost five hours on Monday.

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