Aviation

Panama studies air cargo logistics for the long-term

The projections for cargo handling indicate that by 2030, Panama will move around 231 million tons of air cargo.

Panama has a very important geographical position and a good reputation in handling air cargo through the Tocumen International Airport.

For this reason, it is important to keep the entire cargo flow there, said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade, Nestor Gonzalez, as part of the findings of the consultancy made on the Logistics Strategy in [...]

Grupo Viva announces the opening of a holding company in Panama

VivaAerobus and VivaColombia

The likelihood of low-cost regional air travel is on the horizon with the entry into the market of Europe’s very successful Ryanair with Colombian and Mexican partners.

The owners of Mexican VivaAerobus and VivaColombia have announced the opening of a holding company in Panama to start operations in Central and South America.

A statement from Irelandia Aviation and the IAMSA Aviation Group, owners of the low-cost airline of Mexico, VivaAerobus and VivaColombia, the Colombian [...]

Agunsa gets new airline representations

Agunsa gana una nueva representación aérea

This year, 2014 has been a positive one for Agunsa in the area of Airlines Representations. In February, it gained representation as General Sales Agent for IAG Cargo in Chile, the parent company of Iberia and British Airways, to arrange booking and sale of cargo spaces for regular flights from the airport in Santiago.

In August, Turkish Airlines Cargo also joined with Agunsa for cargo representations with offline flights from Buenos Aires.

The service of [...]

The first low-cost airport in the region

Aeropuerto Panama Pacífico

The Panama Pacifico International Airport, located in the former military base of Howard, has taken its first steps to become the first terminal in the region to serve low-cost airlines. From the beginning of August, 11 international flights will be departing from there to Colombia.

Rosa Muñoz, Panama Pacifico Airport director, said that she was very proud to have the first commercial airline, VivaColombia, using this terminal and that it took a lot of work [...]

Colón’s Enrique Jiménez Airport receives bilingual ATIS system

Aeropuerto Internacional Enrique A. Jiménez

STR-SpeechTech has completed the delivery and training of a technologically advanced ATIS System which has been installed in the Air Traffic Control Tower at the Enrique Jiménez International Airport, in Colón, Panama. The system was installed by Comtel S.A., a Panamanian company.

ATIS (Automatic Terminal Information Service) broadcasts information to pilots of noncontrol information including runways in use and conditions, notices to airmen, and weather information. The Digital ATIS (D-ATIS) is received digitally in text [...]

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 [...]