Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport

Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Ramón Villeda Morales) (IATA: SAP, ICAO: MHLM), also known as La Mesa International Airport, is located 11 kilometres (7 mi) southeast of the city of San Pedro Sula, in the Cortés Department of Honduras.

Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport

La Mesa International Airport

Aeropuerto de San Pedro Sula
Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport San Pedro Sula Honduras.jpg
Airport typeMilitary/Public
ServesSan Pedro Sula
LocationLa Lima
Elevation AMSL92 ft / 28 m
Coordinates15°27′10″N 87°55′25″W / 15.45278°N 87.92361°W / 15.45278; -87.92361Coordinates: 15°27′10″N 87°55′25″W / 15.45278°N 87.92361°W / 15.45278; -87.92361
SAP is located in Honduras
Location in Honduras
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,886 9,469 Concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passenger change 13–14Increase0.4%
Aircraft movements26,310
Movements change 13–14Decrease4.4%
Source: Honduran AIP,[1] InterAirports, S.A.[2] GCM[3]

The airport is named after Ramón Villeda Morales (1909–1971), who served as President of Honduras from 1957 to 1963. It is the major and busiest airport in Honduras, handling about 1,022,924 passengers in 2018. The airport also handles about 150 flights internationally and domestically. The airport provides short connections to tourist attractions such as La Ceiba, and the Caribbean beaches of Roatán and Tela.


In April 2017, Air Europa started a route to Madrid using Airbus A330s. This service marked the first time Honduras had a direct link to Europe.[4][5]


Military aircraft.
Outside the airport.

The airport is at an elevation of 92 ft (28 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway with a concrete surface measuring 2,886 m × 46 m (9,469 ft × 151 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinationsEdit


Aerolineas Sosa La Ceiba, Roatán
Aeroméxico Connect México City
Air Europa Madrid
American Airlines Miami
Avianca El Salvador Guatemala City, San Salvador
CM Airlines Guatemala City, Roatán, Tegucigalpa, Útila
Copa Airlines Panama City–Tocumen
Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Spirit Airlines Fort Lauderdale, Houston–Intercontinental, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando
Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos Guatemala City
Tropic Air Belize City
United Airlines Houston–Intercontinental, Newark
Volaris El Salvador Guatemala City, Miami (begins March 28, 2023),[6] San Salvador


Amerijet International Fort Lauderdale, Miami, San Salvador
Contract Air Cargo Miami
DHL de Guatemala Guatemala City
FedEx Express Miami
UPS Airlines Guatemala City, Miami, Louisville


Annual passenger traffic at SAP airport. See Wikidata query.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b MHLM – LA MESA Internacional
  2. ^ Memoria de Sostenibilidad 2014-2015
  3. ^ Airport information for Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ "Avión de Air Europa toca suelo hondureño en vuelo inaugural Madrid-SPS". Proceso Digital (in Spanish). 27 April 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Primer vuelo de Air Europa llega el jueves a San Pedro Sula". La Prensa (in Spanish). 25 April 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Volaris El Salvador late-1Q23 US Network Expansion". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 2 December 2022.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport at Wikimedia Commons