Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport

Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport

Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport, also known as La Mesa International Airport, is an international airport located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. It is the busiest and largest airport in the country, handling over 1 million passengers annually. The airport is named after Ramón Villeda Morales, who served as President of Honduras from 1957 to 1963. Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport is the largest airport in Honduras, located 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) southeast of the city of San Pedro Sula in the Cortés Department. 

The airport was inaugurated in February 1965 and is the main hub for Avianca Honduras, Aerolineas Sosa, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines. It is also the only airport in Honduras that offers direct flights to Europe, with Air Europa providing service to Madrid, Spain. The airport is well-connected to San Pedro Sula by taxi, bus, and shuttle service. The journey from the airport to the city center takes about 20 minutes.

General Information about Ramon Villeda Morales Airport

The following table is an overview of La Mesa International Airport indicated below:

AirportRamón Villeda Morales International Airport/La Mesa International Airport
Airport TypeMilitary/Public
OperatorNational Airport Service (SAN)
Built In (Year)February 196
ServesSan Pedro Sula
Ramón Villeda Morales Airport CodeSAP
Hub forAvianca Honduras , SAHSA
Ramón Villeda Morales Airport Terminalssingle terminal
SAP Airport Runway1
SAP Airport Coordinates15°27′10″N 87°55′25″W
Ramón Villeda Morales Airport AddressBlvd. to Ramon Villeda Morales Airport, La Lima, Honduras
Official Phone Number504 2668 1122
Elevation92 ft / 28 m

Ramon Villeda Morales Airport Code

Ramon Villeda Morales Airport code is SAP. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport Ramon Villeda Morales. 


Ramon Villeda Morales Airport Map

The Ramon Villeda Morales Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport Runway

Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport Runway features a single state-of-the-art runway: 

NameLength (in m)Length (in ft)Surface

Ramon Villeda Morales Airport Terminal

Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP), there is only one terminal: Terminal 1. It is a single-level terminal with two concourses, A and B, which are connected by a central corridor. The terminal has four gates, three jet bridges, and a single immigration office. There is also a parking lot with a cost of $1.00 USD per hour.

Nearest Airports to Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport

Some of the closest airports to SAP Airport are:

  • Útila Airport (UII / MHUT)- 134 km
  • Golosón International Airport (LCE / MHLC) – 175 km
  • Toncontín International Airport (TGU / MHTG) – 246 km
  • Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport (RTB / MHRO) – 253 km
  • Caye Caulker Airport (CUK)- 254 km

Airlines Operating from Ramon Villeda Morales Airport

The following airlines operate from Ramon Villeda Morales Airport.

  • United Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • American Airlines
  • Aeromexico
  • Air Europa
  • Copa Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines

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