San Pedro Sula airport faces surge in costs

Airport authorities in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, face spiraling costs as traffic is diverted from Tegucigalpa following a recent serious accident there.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Alexander Hernández, the San Pedro Sula airport manager, said he has hired 30 extra workers in recent days to handle the growing burden of security and administration. The new workers will stay there till repairs are concluded in Tegucigalpa or a decision is finally taken to expand at San Pedro Sula.

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