Tegucigalpa.- Aeropuertos de Honduras, concessionaire of the four international airports, committed to Corporate Social Responsibility, launched the second Sustainability Report on airport management 2017-2018.
The Sustainability Report was prepared following the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the external verification of the Honduran Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (FUNDAHRSE), which describes relevant information on the results obtained in terms of investments and modernization of the international air terminals of Honduras
“The presentation of this Sustainability Report establishes as part of the company’s objectives the commitment to establish a continuous improvement process clearly inscribed in the Corporate Social Responsibility. This implies transparently informing the community in general of the work we have done in recent years and the governance route we have carried out,” said the General Manager of Aeropuertos de Honduras, Edgardo Maradiaga.
“This Concession is successful because it is the only public-private company that transparently discloses its management and its achievements, being a reference for the rest of the concessionaires that exist in the country,” said the representative of Fundahrse.
As of the year 2000, Interairports S.A, obtains the concession of the four International Airports, Toncontín in Tegucigalpa, Ramón Villeda Morales in San Pedro Sula, Golosón in Ceiba and Juan Manuel Gálvez in Roatán. In the year 2006, it was acquired by Honduran investors focused on providing high quality services at competitive prices, complying with industry safety and quality regulations.
The management of the four international airports throughout the last decade has required significant investments in construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of infrastructure, accompanied by the hiring and training of qualified personnel to face the natural growth of services and number of passengers that the Aviation industry has experienced in these years.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Amongst the main achievements established as Honduras Aeropuertos de Honduras are: The State has been paid as a concession fee since 2000 to date almost 3.5 billion Lempiras. During that period, the private administration of international airports has become one of the most significant economic contributors to the Treasury of the State of Honduras.
At the same time, Aeropuertos de Honduras has invested 1,800 million Lempiras in infrastructure and modernization of the 4 air terminals in the country.
During the time of the Honduras Airports concession tripled the number of airlines and increased the influx of domestic and foreign passengers to 2.4 million passengers.
Recently, Aeropuertos de Honduras received from the Colombian Institute of Technical Standards and Certification (ICONTEC), the certificate with the new ISO 9001: 2015 standard, which endorses the quality management system used in all airport activities.
After complying with the evaluation of the Environmental Management System based on the requirements of ISO 14001-2015, Airports of Honduras received certification in environmental management for the Ramón Villeda Morales airports of San Pedro Sula and Juan Manuel Gálvez in Roatán, Bay Islands.
The Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport also made history by becoming the first aerodrome in the country to receive certification from the Honduran Civil Aviation Agency, under the regulations of the Honduran Civil Aviation Agency and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
The concessionaire supports the Tutoring Scholarships program with the delivery of 338 scholarships annually in 29 education centers in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Ceiba and Roatán. In addition, we develop other projects such as “Making Smiles Fly”, educational tours and volunteering; which adds more than 19.4 million Lempiras in social investment.
The Airport Sustainability Report of Honduras reflects the sum of the work of a combination of companies and public entities, which includes airlines, maintenance, food, commercial activities and of course, State agencies. More than 160 companies and 12 state entities interacting to comply with laws, regulations and service standards.