TONCONTÍN INT'L AIRPORT

In the early days of 1928, being president of Honduras Dr. Juan Manuel Galvez, lands at Toncontin famed American aviator Charles Lindbergh in his plane "Spirit of St. Louis", in which he crossed the Atlantic on a flight of 33 hours from New York to Paris in 1927.Tegucigalpa airfield gradually grew into the center of the Honduran aviation in 1931 is based TACA building hangars and installing operating offices in Toncontin.In 1934 in the government of General Tiburcio Carias Andino, he landed a flight company PAN AMERICAN DC-3 aircraft with passengers transferred from the United States, for which it expanded and inaugurated the new runway (even ground).The movement of domestic and international passengers grew at SAHSA founded the company in 1945, operating DC-3 and the arrival of the four-engine of Pan American World Airways, which thereby cause the government to build a new terminal.La construcción de la nueva terminal fue encargada a los mejores profesionales de la ingeniería de la época, quienes emplearon la famosa piedra rosada extraída de las canteras capitalinas, pisos de granito y la decoración con motivos ayas e imágenes representativas de las tradiciones hondureñas.In the administration of Gálvez, the track is asphalted and thus began arriving more sophisticated aircraft such as the DC-7 of the TAN, the Viscount of the company TACA, the Convair and Electra SAHSA, and apparatus of the Honduran Air Force as the P-38 and P-63 Corsairs.In 1962 he became the first Toncontin Jet passenger plane TACA a BxC One Eleven of English manufacture with the operation of jet planes that continued with the Boeing 737 and 727 models SAHSA and TAN Airlines began respectively.

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TONCONTÍN INT'L AIRPORT
Location: Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán, Honduras
Languages: English, Spanish
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In the early days of 1928, being president of Honduras Dr. Juan Manuel Galvez, lands at Toncontin famed American aviator Charles Lindbergh in his plane "Spirit of St. Louis", in which he crossed the Atlantic on a flight of 33 hours from New York to Paris in 1927.

Tegucigalpa airfield gradually grew into the center of the Honduran aviation in 1931 is based TACA building hangars and installing operating offices in Toncontin.

In 1934 in the government of General Tiburcio Carias Andino, he landed a flight company PAN AMERICAN DC-3 aircraft with passengers transferred from the United States, for which it expanded and inaugurated the new runway (even ground).

The movement of domestic and international passengers grew at SAHSA founded the company in 1945, operating DC-3 and the arrival of the four-engine of Pan American World Airways, which thereby cause the government to build a new terminal.

La construcción de la nueva terminal fue encargada a los mejores profesionales de la ingeniería de la época, quienes emplearon la famosa piedra rosada extraída de las canteras capitalinas, pisos de granito y la decoración con motivos ayas e imágenes representativas de las tradiciones hondureñas.

In the administration of Gálvez, the track is asphalted and thus began arriving more sophisticated aircraft such as the DC-7 of the TAN, the Viscount of the company TACA, the Convair and Electra SAHSA, and apparatus of the Honduran Air Force as the P-38 and P-63 Corsairs.

In 1962 he became the first Toncontin Jet passenger plane TACA a BxC One Eleven of English manufacture with the operation of jet planes that continued with the Boeing 737 and 727 models SAHSA and TAN Airlines began respectively.


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