Aviation

More passengers arrive to Rio Hato

Pasajeros llegando a la terminal de Río Hato.

The traffic of visitors arriving at the Scarlett Martinez International Airport, in the Cocle province has improved significantly in 2016 in comparison with last year, revealed a report sent by the Civil Aviation Authority to the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP).

Taking as a base the two airlines that have charter flights from the Rio Hato Terminal, (Sunwing and Air Transat), the number of passengers increased by 62.9% in 2016, which represents 11,847 more passengers in […]

Rumors about the sale of Avianca continue

The possible sale of Avianca marked the end of the last quarter of 2016 and, as there was no white smoke, it will be on the agenda of the business moves of 2017.

Although there were rumors in the market that the Avianca’s board decision would be announced in the last days of December, at the end the merger this did not take place. According to the New York Times, three companies are interested in […]

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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Iberia updates Madrid-Panama fleet

El Airbus A330-300.

Tocumen, S.A., the company that has managed the airport with the same name since 2003, has announced that Iberia is replacing its fleet of Airbus 340-300 craft on its Madrid-Panama route with the Airbus A330-300, the most modern craft of the Spanish airline. The Airbus A330-300 is a twin engine of wide fuselage, equipped with spacious cabins and armchairs that can be transformed into beds of two meters in length, with direct access to the […]

Tocumen meets security standards

El loby del Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen.

The US agency, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), found that Tocumen International Airport and aircraft operators flying between that nation and Panama complied with all the safety standards.

Last September a TSA team visited the premises of Tocumen S.A., the company that has managed the terminal since 2003, to check the airport and confirm that the security controls put in place are appropriate.

According to the source, the technical visit is part of an ongoing security […]