Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport

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Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Ramón Villeda Morales
La Mesa International Airport
Aeropuerto de San Pedro Sula
San Pedro Sula Airport.jpg
IATA: SAPICAO: MHLM
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator InterAirports
Serves San Pedro Sula
Location La Lima
Elevation AMSL 27 m / 89 ft
Coordinates 15°27′10″N 087°55′25″W / 15.45278°N 87.92361°W / 15.45278; -87.92361Coordinates: 15°27′10″N 087°55′25″W / 15.45278°N 87.92361°W / 15.45278; -87.92361
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MHLM is located in Honduras
MHLM
MHLM
Location in Honduras
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,886 9,469 Concrete
Statistics (2010)
Passengers 742,000
Source: Honduran AIP[1]

Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport Aeropuerto Internacional Ramón Villeda Morales (IATA: SAPICAO: MHLM), also known as La Mesa International Airport, is located 11 km (6.8 mi) from the city of San Pedro Sula, in the Cortés Department in Honduras. The airport is named after Ramón Villeda Morales, who served as President of Honduras from 1957 to 1963.

It is the major and busiest airport in Honduras, handling about 742,000 passengers in 2010. The airport also handles about 150 flights internationally and domestically. The airport provides short connections to tourist attractions such as the Mayan Ruins of Copan, La Ceiba, and the Caribbean beaches of Roatan and Tela.

A new terminal is expected to be completed by 2015, in line with the airport expansion program launched by InterAirports. There is currently a departure tax of $37.85 (approximately 700 Lempiras) to help with expansion of the airport.

The airport is very easy to manoeuvre. All flights leave and arrive on the second level, which is also where the main security area is located. The main level consists of a few stores and restaurants, the ticket counters, the bank where you pay the departure tax, ATMs and money exchange booths. Customs is also located on the main floor. Upon arrival in Honduras, you will go through customs—there are lines for residents and immigrants (visitors). The lines are long and most of the time it takes a 30–45 minutes to get through the customs desk and scanning area. When leaving the country you must first pay the departure tax. A receipt is attached to your boarding pass.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 27 m (89 ft) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 04/22 with a concrete surface measuring 2,886 m × 46 m (9,469 ft × 151 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aero Caribbean Managua, Havana
Aerolíneas Sosa Guatemala City, La Ceiba, Roatán, Tegucigalpa
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
Air Transat Seasonal: Montreal-Trudeau
American Airlines Miami
Avianca Guatemala City, Miami, New York-JFK, San José (CR), San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
Avianca Honduras Roatán, Tegucigalpa
CM Airlines Guatemala City, Roatán, Tegucigalpa
Copa Airlines Panama City, San José (CR)
Copa Airlines Colombia Bogota
Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Spirit Airlines Fort Lauderdale
Transportes Aereos Guatemaltecos Guatemala City, Roatán[2]
Tropic Air Belize City
United Airlines Houston-Intercontinental, Newark

Cargo airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Amerijet International Fort Lauderdale, Merida, Miami, San Salvador
Images
Overview airport 
Military planes 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MHLM – LA MESA Internacional
  2. ^ Transportes Aereos Guatemaltecos 2014 Timetable, http://www.tag.com.gt/index.php/reservas/itinerario

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