Tourism

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 [...]

International airlines betting on Panama

Aeropuerto Internacional Enrique Malek

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

Panama took a step forward by developing three new international airports in Chiriqui, Coclé and Colón provinces in 2013. Now the real work begins to promote these terminals with airlines in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Moisés Véliz, former Vice-President of Governmental Relations for COPA Airlines and an expert in the aeronautical industry, said that this is going to be a long term process, but the main advantage is “we do [...]

United Airlines wins awards in 2013

United Airlines, which this year launched a new campaign that highlights dedication to create a more customer friendly experience, closed 2013 garnering numerous awards.

These awards distinguish the company for investments it has channeled into its MileagePlus loyalty program, customer service initiatives, its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and achievements in environmental protection and conservation.

For the tenth consecutive year, the readers of Global Traveler elected MileagePlus as the “Best Frequent Flyer Program”. United was elected [...]

Ship with a capacity for 50,000 people

The ship "Freedom”

The ship “Freedom” is not intended as a cruise ship, but as a city-community in which to live, work, retire or take a holiday.

A continuous journey around the world, with a fleet of airplanes or seaplanes for residents to move to ports. The idea comes from a company based in Florida, which calculates the cost of building the ship at about $10,000 million.

Floating cities for millionaires are not new. The best known of [...]

Royal Caribbean leaves Colon 2000

El Enchantment of the Seas tendrá su “home port” en Tampa, Florida

Panama is not on the itinerary of Royal Caribbean Cruises for the next season, leaving only Pullmantur using Colon 2000 as a home port.

“A month ago we were told they would take the ship to the port of Tampa in Florida, so we had the opportunity to negotiate to find an alternative,” said Solomon Shamah, administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP).

Prensa.com reports: “…the departure of Royal Caribbean could be interpreted as an [...]