Tegucigalpa, Apr 22 (EFE).- A small airport will be built in Rio Amarillo, a district in western Honduras near the Copan Mayan archaeological site, President Juan Orlando Hernandez said.
The Rio Amarillo airport project was conceived several years ago as part of an effort to boost tourism in western Honduras, but construction has been delayed.
Meetings are planned with mayors in Copan to finalize the airport project, Hernandez told the "Frente a Frente" program.
The airport will handle small planes, making it easier for domestic and foreign tourists to visit Copan Ruinas, where the Mayan arhaeological site is located, the president said.
Copan is one of the main tourist destinations in Honduras.
Western Honduras is also home to Gracias, a colonial city in Lempira province, where the president is from.
The government expects tourist revenues to reach about $800 million this year, up about $100 million from 2013.