Toncontín International Airport

Toncontín International Airport

Toncontín International Airport, also known as Teniente Coronel Hernán Acosta Mejía Airport, is a civil and military airport that serves Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras. It is located about 6 kilometers (4 miles) from the city center in south Tegucigalpa.

Toncontín International Airport has been the subject of much controversy due to its safety record. The airport has been ranked as one of the most dangerous airports in the world due to its short runway, mountainous terrain, and unpredictable weather conditions.

General Information about Toncontín Airport

The following table is an overview of Teniente Coronel Hernán Acosta Mejía Airport indicated below:

AirportToncontín International Airport
Airport TypeMilitary/Public
Owner/OperatorEMCO S.A
Built In (Year)February 196
ServesTegucigalpa, Honduras
Toncontín Airport CodeTGU
Hub forCM Airlines, Avianca Honduras, Aviatsa, SAHSA, EasySky,
Transportes Aéreos Nacionales, Rollins Air, AeroHonduras
Toncontín Airport TerminalsTwo Terminal
TGU Airport Runway1
TGU Airport Coordinates14°03′42″N 087°13′01″W
Toncontín Airport AddressTegucigalpa, Col. 15 de Septiembre, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Official Phone Number504 2234-2402
Elevation3,307 ft / 1,008 m

Toncontín Airport Code

Toncontín Airport code is TGU. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport Toncontín. 


Toncontín Airport Map

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

Toncontín International Airport Runway

Toncontín Airport Runway features a single state-of-the-art runway: 

NameLength (in mtr)Length (in ft)Surface

Toncontín Airport Terminal

There are two terminals at Toncontín International Airport: the old terminal and the new terminal. Here is a summary of the terminals at Toncontín International Airport:

Toncontín Old terminal:

  • Serves domestic flights
  • Currently undergoing renovation

Toncontín New terminal:

  • Serves international flights
  • Two gates
  • Various facilities, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Wendy’s, souvenir stores, a duty-free store, an ATM, several restaurants and cafés, a post office, airline lounges, and bureau de change

Nearest Airports to Toncontín International Airport

Some of the closest airports to TGU Airport are:

  • Útila Airport (UII / MHUT) – 231 km
  • Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP / MHLM) – 246 km
  • Guanaja Airport (GJA / MHNJ) – 301 km
  • El Salvador International Airport (SAL / MSLP) – 338 km
  • Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport (MGA / MNMG) – 370 km
  • Golosón International Airport (LCE / MHLC) – 391 km
  • Matthew Spain Airport (SQS) – 398 km

Airlines Operating from Toncontín Airport

The following airlines operate from Toncontín Airport.

Passenger Airline

  • Aerolíneas Sosa
  • CM Airlines
  • Lanhsa

Cargo Airline

  • DHL de Guatemala

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