Aviation

Vision of Tocumen in the next ten years

Joseph Fidanque III

By Juan Rafael Cortés Dean

In the plans for the South Terminal of Tocumen International Airport is a monorail that connects with the Panama Metro Line Two that would cost $60 million. There is also a need to build a new control tower, a new Customs center, 20 gates in the terminal, a third runway and a school of logistics.

The master plan may cost $600 million at the end of the development.

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Tocumen airport gets high rating

De izquierda a derecha: Director General de IATA, Tony Tyler; Director General del Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocúmen, Joseph Fidanque III; Ministro de Turismo de Panamá, Jesús Sierra; Director General del Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Alfredo Fonseca; Vicepresidente regional para Las Américas IATA, Peter Cerda

At a press conference in Panama focusing on the tourism and aviation industry, Tony Tyler, CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), referred to the advantages in Panama for the expansion of the Tocumen air terminal, describing it as one of the best airports in the world and a model for the aviation world. Present at the conference were David Hernandez, IATA Area Manager for Central America; Peter Cerda, IATA Regional Vice President of [...]

Tocumen attracts major brands

Starbucks and Juan Valdez, of Colombia, are just two of the companies interested in participating in tenders for commercial areas at Tocumen International Airport.

The specifications for the procurement of 15 of the 40 areas available at Tocumen will be announced in the coming weeks and the duration of the concessions is estimated to be between five and 10 years.

Starbucks has shown interest in participating in bids being made by Tocumen SA, specifically for [...]

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 [...]