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Ferry will travel between Panama and Colombia

Ferry abre puente entre Panamá y Colombia

A new ferry service between Cartagena, Colombia, and Colón 2000 in Panamá, will start operations from October 24. The ship that will cover this route is the “Adriatico,” that was remodeled in 2005 and has a capacity for 1,000 passengers, a crew of 300 and can carry 500 automobiles.

The “Adriatico” will travel to two destinations – Cartagena, on Monday and Wednesday, and Isla Cólon in Bocas del Toro, on Friday.

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Which bill with save the San Lorenzo and Portobelo forts?

Aduana y fuerte de Portobelo

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

Panama is on the black list of the World Heritage Committee of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) due to the poor condition of the forts of San Lorenzo and Portobelo in the province of Colón. After an inspection conducted in 2012, this organization classified these sites as “endangered.”

On August 13, Colón legislator, Miguel Salas, presented a bill that seeks for the government to destine a set amount [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

New non-stop announced Los Angeles – Melbourne

United Airlines has announced that it will begin operating nonstop flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Melbourne, Australia, from October 26, 2014 (westbound), subject to government approval.

The airline will operate the route six times a week with the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

United is the launching customer in North America for the 787-9 and this will be the first international mission for this variant of the aircraft that will be used.

United flies from [...]

Panamanian businessmen invest in new Costa Rican airline

En el caso de Panamá Tica Air estaría atendiendo la ruta a través de código compartido con Air Panamá

Executives of Air Panama are shareholders in Tica Air, which will fly three times a week from Costa Rica to Miami and code share with Air Panama from Costa Rica to Panama. The investment totals more than $10 million.

The new Costa Rican airline, Tica Air, will have a strong Panamanian flavor. Among its main shareholders are Eduardo Stagg and George Novey, executive chairman and CEO of Air Panama.

Eduardo Stagg, in an interview with [...]

More flights to Colombia

Más frecuencias aéreas entre Colombia y Panamá

Copa Airlines has announced that effective March 16, it will increase frequencies between Bogota and San Andres, in Colombia, and Panama City.

The company, which already has five weekly flights between Panama and San Andrés, will have more than double this offer, reaching twelve a week.

“… We will also increase from four to seven weekly frequencies between Bogota and Cancun (Mexico), and from July there will be a new daily frequency between Panama and [...]