Comayagua Palmerola Airport (XPL)

Tarmac Palmerola International Airport XPL Honduras

Palmerola International Airport (XPL), also known as Comayagua Aiport, is the new and modern air terminal for Tegucigalpa and the central region of Honduras. It started operations in December 2021 and replaced the old Toncontín Airport operations in Tegucigalpa, Honduras’s capital.

Honduras New Airport

Palmerola International Aiport – The new airport in Honduras

Airport code


Read more: Why the Palmerola airport code is XPL?


Address: Carretera CA-5, Comayagua, Honduras

Airlines that fly to Palmerola Airport

  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Copa Airlines
  • Iberojet
  • Avianca
  • Aeromexico
  • CM Airlines

Direct flights to Palmerola Airport

  • United States: Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Houston (IAH)
  • Honduras: Roatán (RTB)
  • Spain: Madrid (MAD)
  • México: Méxito City (MEX)
  • Guatemala: Guatemala City (GUA)
  • El Salvador: San Salvador (SAL)
  • Panamá: Panama City (PTY)

Read more: Flights to Comayagua


Private vehicles, regular taxis, airport taxis, and hotel-provided shuttles are the most common ways to move to and from Palmerola Airport. Uber is available in San Pedro Sula, including coverage to and from the airport.

  • Airport Shuttle: Palmerola Connect is the free bus service connecting Tegucigalpa and Comayagua provided by Palmerola Airport. The buses provide internet access, luggage storage, TV, air conditioning, and bathrooms. Service runs daily at 5 am, 9 am, and 11 am between Toncontin Airport (TGU) and Palmerola Airport (XPL).
  • Buses: Transportes Cinco Estrellas provide frequent service between Toncontin Airport (TGU) and Palmerola Airport (XPL). The airport is located by the CA-5 highway connecting important cities and communities and is well-served by other transportation companies.
  • Taxis serve mainly at the airport, waiting just outside the terminal building. Some use sedans, SUVs, and vans; make sure what type of vehicle makes sense for your party and luggage size. Negotiate your rate before you get into the taxi.
  • Hotel-provided: some hotels provide either a complimentary or paid airport shuttle. If you don’t have a rental car or don’t want to get into a taxi, make sure you organize this in advance, they will wait for you at the arrivals area with a sign with your name.
  • Car rental: several international, national, and local options offer car-rental services. Most of them have offices inside the airport. International: Avis, Hertz, Alamo, Sixt, National, Dollar, Enterprise, Budget. National: Tourist Rent a Car, Platinum Rent a Car, X Plore, Alpha Car Rental, Macro’s Car Rental, ACE Rent a Car.

Read more: Car Rental Palmerola Airport


The airport provides private parking spaces for visitors and travelers. Typically it charges L 25 / $1 per hour. There is no long-term parking space available.


The airport consists of a single terminal building making it easy to navigate.


It’s recommended to arrive at the airport in plenty of time before the flight, as there may be long lines and security checks to complete. For international flights, check-in time is often 2-3 hours before departure, while for domestic flights, it’s usually 1-2 hours before departure. Remember that check-in times may differ for different airlines, so it’s essential to check with your carrier to confirm the check-in time for your flight.

Travel requirements

  • Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your entry date.
  • All travelers entering or exiting Honduras must complete the immigration precheck form at Travelers will receive a confirmation email, which they should print and carry. As of December 12th, 2023, the “Pre-Check” is no longer required for either nationals or foreign nationals to enter or exit the country, except citizens from Nicaragua who still need to fulfill the requirement using the form at
  • Visa requirements are determined by the passport you are traveling with and the trip duration. Travelers from the United States, Canada, and most countries in the European Union do not require one to enter the country.
  • Valid airline ticket
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or test is not required for check-in.

Sources: Instituto Nacional de Migración, Sherpa American Airlines

Shopping and duty-free

  • Souvenirs: Mayan Shops, PIIXAN KAY
  • Shopping: Danilo’s, Servicios Electrónicos, Miniso
  • Snacks: Gamas
  • Cigars: Tobacco & Co Cigar Shop

Restaurants, bars and coffee

  • Coffee: Espresso Americano, Galeanos, Flavor Hub, I BRUNCH, Wajam Laya Café
  • Chocolate: Avenida Cacao
  • Restaurants: Sumatra, Mister Baleadas, Domino’s Pizza, SUBWAY,
  • Pharmacy: Pharmacy and convenience store


  • Banco FICOHSA: ATM
  • Banco Davivienda: ATM
  • Banco Atlántida: cashier and ATM

Internet access

There is internet access via wifi inside the terminal building.

Technical information

  • Airport Name: Palmerola International Airport
  • Airport Code: XPL
  • Location: Carretera CA-5, Comayagua, Honduras
  • Operator: Grupo EMCO + Munich Airport International
  • Elevation: 2,061ft
  • Landing strip length: 2,441 meters (4310,000 sq ft)
  • Runways: 17/35
  • Airport bridges: 7
  • Terminal building area: 40,000m2 (172,200 sq. ft)

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