Aviation

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 […]

Copa to add 4 flights to the Asuncion-Panama route

Copa sumará 4 vuelos entre Asunción-Panamá

The Panamanian airline Copa will increase its flights between Paraguay and Panama from January 4.

Copa will have 18 flights a week, instead of the 14 it has right now, in preparation for the beginning of the high season 2017, which starts in the Panamanian summer, explained executives of the airline.

The airline which has been voted as the safest airline in the world, continues being the one that leads the list with the greatest […]

Avianca Holdings studies three airline proposals

Avianca tiene problemas financieros.

Avianca Holdings are expected to make a decision on which foreign carrier investment package is best suited to its current and future needs following the submission of three proposals.

Quoting sources familiar with the proposed deal, The” New York Times” reports US-based hedge fund, Elliott Management, which is involved in the deal, received proposals from Panama’s Copa Airlines, United Airlines parent United Continental Holdings Inc, and Delta Air Lines, the latter two from the U.S.

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