Copan Airport


The Dream of a Copan Airport was originally announced on April 23rd 2014, shortly after the new President Juan Orlando Hernandez took office in January of 2014. Today, March 10th 2015 Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has a huge smile as he officially cuts the ribbon signifying the opening of the Copan Airport!

President Juan Orlando Hernandez Proudly Smiles with Honduras National Bird the Macaw at Copan Airport Opening

President Juan Orlando Hernandez Proudly Smiles with Honduras National Bird the Macaw at Copan Airport Opening

President Juan Orlando Hernandez Cuts Ribbon to Officially Open The Copan Airport in Rio Amarillo Honduras

President Juan Orlando Hernandez Cuts Ribbon to Officially Open The Copan Airport in Rio Amarillo Honduras

A small airport will be built in Rio Amarillo, a district in western Honduras near the Copan Mayan archaeological site, President Juan Orlando Hernandez said back in April of 2014.

The Rio Amarillo airport project was conceived several years ago as part of an effort to boost tourism in western Honduras, but construction was delayed mainly to a varied degree of political issues along with the need for UNESCO approval which was finally granted.  Following the UNESCO approval and the President’s announcement the only delay in the plan was due to rainy weather.

This Dream became reality!

Copan Honduras Rio Amarillo Airport Officially Open

Copan Honduras Rio Amarillo Airport Officially Open March 10, 2015

The COPAN AIRPORT officially open March 10th 2015!

All photos Courtesy of the Honduras Presidential Palace

Copan Airport Open for business

Copan Airport Open for business

The Presidential Plane Arrives at Copan Airport Opening

The Presidential Plane Arrives at Copan Airport Opening

 

Honduran President Hernandez points out that the Possibilities for International Flights to Copan Airport are Endless

Honduran President Hernandez points out that the Possibilities for International Flights to Copan Airport are Endless

US Amabassador to Honduras attends the Inauguration of the Copan Airport

US Amabassador to Honduras attends the Inauguration of the Copan Airport and Congratulates Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez for getting the project done in Record Time

CM Airlines Begins Service to New Copan Airport

Honduras CM Airlines Begins Service to New Copan Airport

Guatemala's Tag.com.gt Airlines Begins Service to New Copan Airport

Guatemala’s TAG Airlines Airlines Begins Service to New Copan Airport
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The Rio Amarillo Copan Ruinas International airport which can accommodate aircraft carrying up to 100 passengers once phase two is completed. Today as Phase one is completed aircraft accommodating up to 46 passengers will begin serving the Copan Airport with an initial schedule of three flights a week plus many many charter flights.

The airfield which has a 1,400 meter landing field will allow the momentum of tourism in the area to rapidly grow.

The Dream has come true as originally announced in April of 2014:

Meetings are planned with mayors in Copan to finalize the airport project, Hernandez stated.

The airport will handle small planes, making it easier for domestic and foreign tourists to visit Copan Ruinas, where the Mayan arhaeological site is located, the president said. Copan is one of the main tourist destinations in Honduras.

Western Honduras is also home to Gracias, a colonial city in Lempira province, where the president is from.

The government expects tourist revenues to reach about $800 million this year, up about $100 million from 2013.

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