Aviation

Tocumen expansion advancing

Avanza ampliación de Tocumen

 

Work on the Tocumen International Airport expansion is in line with the original project schedule, being carried out by the construction company Norberto Odebrecht.

“The South Terminal master plan states that the work will cover 74,000 square meters of construction, of which 10% will be a commercial area, plus about 20 new boarding gates, the platform for positioning aircraft, the structure for baggage handling and equipment, VIP lounges, bars, restaurants and 1,600 additional parking [...]

Panama and Russia broaden cooperation in diverse areas

COPA podría viajar a Rusia

Russian air carriers and Panama’s national airline Copa Airlines are ready to arrange Moscow-Panama flights at any of its international airports.

Russia is an important participant in world trade, and Panama is interested in Russian investments, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Panama to Russia, Gabriel Sosa Garcia de Paredes, said at a business forum in Moscow.

“You can do business in our country absolutely free,” he said. “Panama is a platform for expanding entrepreneurship [...]

Air Canada first to leave Venezuela

Not only are Colón Free Zone merchants suffering from debts unpaid by Venezuela, but airlines are claiming a debt of $3,300 million from that government.

The first airline to disappear from Venezuelan skies was Air Canada, which argued that it could not guarantee the operation due to social conflicts and demonstrations in the South American country.

President Nicolas Maduro made good his threat to take action against airlines that canceled flights to and from Venezuela [...]

New non-stop announced Los Angeles – Melbourne

United Airlines has announced that it will begin operating nonstop flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Melbourne, Australia, from October 26, 2014 (westbound), subject to government approval.

The airline will operate the route six times a week with the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

United is the launching customer in North America for the 787-9 and this will be the first international mission for this variant of the aircraft that will be used.

United flies from [...]

Panamanian businessmen invest in new Costa Rican airline

En el caso de Panamá Tica Air estaría atendiendo la ruta a través de código compartido con Air Panamá

Executives of Air Panama are shareholders in Tica Air, which will fly three times a week from Costa Rica to Miami and code share with Air Panama from Costa Rica to Panama. The investment totals more than $10 million.

The new Costa Rican airline, Tica Air, will have a strong Panamanian flavor. Among its main shareholders are Eduardo Stagg and George Novey, executive chairman and CEO of Air Panama.

Eduardo Stagg, in an interview with [...]

More flights to Colombia

Más frecuencias aéreas entre Colombia y Panamá

Copa Airlines has announced that effective March 16, it will increase frequencies between Bogota and San Andres, in Colombia, and Panama City.

The company, which already has five weekly flights between Panama and San Andrés, will have more than double this offer, reaching twelve a week.

“… We will also increase from four to seven weekly frequencies between Bogota and Cancun (Mexico), and from July there will be a new daily frequency between Panama and [...]

Venezuela factor in fall of sea and air volumes

Puerto de Cristóbal

The crisis in Venezuela is not only affecting the movement of containers in the Panamanian port system, but also the air cargo industry, according to industry spokesmen.

The statistics of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) confirmed what had already been reflected in recent months by the Panamanian port system – a fall of 4.3% compared with 2012 and -1% in relation to 2011, indicating that the movements are marching backwards.

The three Atlantic ports are [...]