Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport
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|Roatan International Airport – Bay Islands|
Aeropuerto Internacional Roatán – Bay Islands
|Elevation AMSL||12 m / 39 ft|
Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Manuel Gálvez) (IATA: RTB, ICAO: MHRO) is an airport located on the island of Roatán in the Bay Islands Department in Honduras. It serves national and international air traffic of the island. The airport is named for Juan Manuel Gálvez the former president of Honduras. It is also known as Roatán International Airport.
The Airport is located on the western side of Roatan, next to the main city, Coxen Hole.
Coxen Hole 2 km, French Harbour 9,5 km, Jonesville 22 km, Big Bight 11 km, Oak Ridge 25 km, West Bay 17 km and West End 12 km
Duty shop (currently closed or under renovation), Coffee shop and two café/bars, one each in the check-in and transit area. Several rental companies resides at the airport, like Dollar, Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Alamo, Budget, Europcar and National. Also taxi service from the airport is available.
In 2013, the Interairports completed an expansion and upgraded the existing airport facilities. The expansion included a larger check-in area with coffee shop and café, larger waiting area with sitting area and café, expansion of the customs and security areas and renovation of buildings and outdoor areas. Next phase of the project will be an expansion of the airport's car parks and the airport's pick-up and drop-off locations, rental area and shopping area. In January 2019, the runway extension work will begin, so the airport can pass 3 million passengers per year including intercontinental flights.
Airlines and destinations
|AeroCaribe de Honduras||La Ceiba|
|Aerolíneas Sosa||La Ceiba, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa|
|Air Costa Rica||San José (CR)|
|Air Panama||Seasonal: Panama City-Albrook|
|Air Transat|| Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson |
Seasonal: Quebec City
|American Airlines||Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami|
|Avianca Guatemala||San Salvador|
|Avianca Honduras||San Pedro Sula|
|Aviatsa||Charter: Tegucigalpa, Guatemala City|
| BEDY EasySky|
operated by EasySky
|Charter: Saint Lucia|
|Blue Panorama Airlines||Seasonal charter: Milan-Malpensa|
|Cayman Airways||Grand Cayman|
|CM Airlines||San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa|
|Delta Air Lines||Atlanta|
|EasySky||Seasonal charter: Havana|
|Sunwing Airlines||Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson, Quebec City, Bagotville, Calgary|
|Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos|| Guatemala City, San Pedro Sula|
Charter: San Salvador-Ilopango
|Tropic Air||Belize City|
Accidents and incidents
- On 18 March 1990, Douglas DC-3A HR-SAZ of SAHSA overran the runway on landing and ended up in the sea. The aircraft, performing a domestic scheduled passenger service, was damaged beyond repair but all 32 people on board escaped.
- MHRO – JUAN MANUEL GÁLVEZ Internacional
- Memoria de Sostenibilidad 2014-2015
- Airport information for MHRO from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- http://metrolibre.com/nacionales/air-panama-aumento-su-oferta-con-vuelos-directos-a-roatan-honduras-e71[permanent dead link]
- https://www.caymanairways.com, 2017 Summer Schedules
- "HR-SAZ Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
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