Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport
|Roatan International Airport – Bay Islands
Aeropuerto Internacional Roatán – Bay Islands
|IATA: RTB – ICAO: MHRO|
|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, 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 custom 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 February 2016, the runway extension work will begin, so that the airport can pass 3 million passengers per year.
Airlines and destinations
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.
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