Aviation

Panama facing airspace overhaul challenge

Panamá necesita entrenar a más operadores de tráfico aéreo.

Panama is planning to modernise its airspace to support how it manages to forecast annual increase in international traffic of 5 per cent.

Experts of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Boeing, the Federal Aviation Authority and the country’s air navigation services provider met at the Technological University of Panama (UTP) in late June.

Panamanian Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) director Flora Silvera explained that the challenges and […]

Wingo consolidate in Panama and region in first six months

Wingo es la primera aerolínea panameña de bajo costo.

The Colombian airline Wingo, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, in six months of operations in Panama, has sold more than $38 million and carried more than 334,000 passengers.

The low-cost airline started low-cost flights depart from Panama with direct flights to four cities – San José (Costa Rica) Cali, Medellín and Bogotá (Colombia).

In February the company inaugurated the Panama-Cartagena-Panama route.

At the moment Wingo does not plan to fly to a new destination, but […]

United States lends airport equipment to Panama

As part of joint efforts by Panamanian and US authorities to improve regional air transport safety, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) provided equipment for aviation security inspection to the Panamanian State.

This project, which began in 2015, comes after the resumption of the global commitment to strengthen civil aviation safety standards unanimously approved by the United Nations Security Council through Resolution 2309 of September 22, 2016.

The equipment loan will be carried out in […]

Low cost airlines conquer Central America

Líneas aéreas de bajo costo conquistan Centroamérica

Twenty years ago the segment of low-cost airlines took off, mainly in Europe and the United States.

Latin America first saw the trend in emerging markets, such as Brazil.

In the case of Central America, the flights have begun to arrive with a little delay, but each day they are strengthening in the market.

The boom has occurred especially in Panama and Costa Rica, which have operations of companies such as Viva Colombia, Wingo and […]

Aero Expo returns to the Panama Pacifico airport

Una de las exhibiciones del año pasado en Aero-Expo.

The Aero Expo Panama Pacifico (AEPP) will be held at the Panama Pacifico International Airport on Thursday 20 and Friday, April 21 and will include a diverse list of exhibitors and attendees from the Americas and Caribbean. It is the largest aviation exhibition in the region between Mexico and Brazil and promises, from early registrations and exhibition agreements, to be larger than its premier in 2016.

The fair gives the opportunity to buyers and suppliers […]

IATA moves to Panama its Central American headquarters

Hub de las Américas de COPA.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) vice-president for the Americas, Peter Cerdá, explained that the decision to move the association Central American headquarters from San Jose, Costa Rica, to Panama was due to the strategic importance of the Panamanian airport.

The IATA executive, an association that brings together more than 260 airlines worldwide, said the development of the “Hub of the Americas”, the Panamanian airline Copa Airlines connection center, that operates at the Tocumen International […]

Tocumen builds an international waste plant

El Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen genera seis toneladas de basura por día.

Tocumen International Airport general manager, Joseph Fidanque Tercero, has broken ground for the construction of an International Waste Plant.

This plant has the capacity to technically and effectively handle the collection, selection and final disposal of organic and inorganic residues, liquids and non-dangerous substances that are left by aircraft which operate in that air terminal. The building of the project was given to the Spanish company, Oproler, at a cost of $3.5 million. They will […]