HONDURAS - The president of the National Tourism Board of Honduras (Canaturh), Epaminondas Marinakys, yesterday announced that the country's Civil Aeronautics agency has authorized airline flights to Copán Ruinas in northwestern Honduras. "We can now fly to Copán from Roatán and Tegucigalpa," said Mr. Marinakys. Aircraft can land on the runway in the community of Tablones located in Guatemala just across the border with Honduras. Tablones is approximately 9 kilometers away from Copán and its Maya archaeological ruins. According to Mr. Marinakys, "Both the civil aeronautics authorities of Honduras and Guatemala permit the use the Tablones runway. The aircraft are now ready to begin flights. We only need to repair the road [from Guatemala to Honduras]."
"We want to initiate flights from Roatán to Copán before the end of the year. People can land in Tablones and drive to Copán," said Mr. Marinakys. The tourist town of Copán Ruinas has a lodging capacity of 1,500 beds, which allows it to accommodate a minimum of 365,000 visitors annually. (12/26/11) (photo of Maya ruins of Copán courtesy Internet)
Courtesy Honduras Weekly
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