Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport

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Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport
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
Map
SAP is located in Honduras
SAP
SAP
Location in Honduras
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,886 9,469 Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 772,504
Passenger change 13–14 Increase0.4%
Aircraft movements 26,310
Movements change 13–14 Decrease4.4%
Source: Honduran AIP,[1] InterAirports, S.A.[2] GCM[3]


Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Ramón Villeda Morales) (IATA: SAPICAO: MHLM), also known as La Mesa International Airport, is located 11 km (6.8 mi) east of 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 La Ceiba, the Mayan Ruins of Copán, and the Caribbean beaches of Roatán 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. As of 2015 the Honduran departure tax is in most cases included in the price of your ticket

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
Aerolineas Sosa Guatemala City, La Ceiba, Roatán
Aeroméxico Connect México City
Air Panama Panama City-Albrook
American Airlines Miami
Aero Caribbean Havana, Managua
Avianca El Salvador Miami, San Salvador, New York–JFK
Avianca Guatemala San Salvador
Avianca Honduras Guatemala City, Roatán, Tegucigalpa, La Ceiba
CM Airlines Guatemala City, La Ceiba, Roatán, Tegucigalpa, Puerto Lempira, Útila
Copa Airlines Panama City, San José (CR)
Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Tropic Air Belize City
EasySky La Ceiba, Roatán
Lanhsa Airlines La Ceiba, Roatán
Spirit Airlines Fort Lauderdale, Houston-Intercontinental
Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos Guatemala City, San Salvador
United Airlines Houston-Intercontinental, Newark

Cargo airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Amerijet International Fort Lauderdale, Miami, San Salvador
Arrow Air Fort Lauderdale, Miami
Contract Air Cargo Miami
FedEx Miami
UPS Airlines Guatemala City, Miami

Gallery[edit]

Overview airport 
Military aircraft 

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