Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport

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Roatan International Airport – Bay Islands
Aeropuerto Internacional Roatán – Bay Islands
Roatan International Airport.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator InterAirports
Location Roatán, Honduras
Elevation AMSL 12 m / 39 ft
Coordinates 16°19′02″N 086°31′20″W / 16.31722°N 86.52222°W / 16.31722; -86.52222Coordinates: 16°19′02″N 086°31′20″W / 16.31722°N 86.52222°W / 16.31722; -86.52222
Website www.interairports.hn
MHRO is located in Honduras
Location in Honduras
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,395 7,858 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 286,738
Passenger change 13–14 Increase9.0%
Aircraft movements 16,344
Source: Honduran AIP,[1] InterAirports, S.A.[2]

Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Manuel Gálvez) (IATA: RTB, ICAO: MHRO) is an airport located on the island of Roatán[3] 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


Control tower, situated on a nearby hill

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.


The airport resides at an elevation of 12 m (39 ft) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 07/25 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,395 by 45 metres (7,858 ft × 148 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

An Avianca Honduras ATR 72 taxiing for take-off


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[4]
Air Transat Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Quebec City
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami
American Eagle 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
Lanhsa La Ceiba
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
United Airlines Houston-Intercontinental

Cayman Airways has also announced new twice weekly nonstop service between the airport and Grand Cayman.[5]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 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.[6]


External links[edit]

Media related to Roatan International Airport at Wikimedia Commons