• The terminal will cost $58.3 million – handle 500 passengers • Bridge will connect to the Colon Free Zone • Lengthened runway will take Boeing 757/200
The Enrique Adolfo Jimenez Airport (France Field) in Colon is receiving a facelift that will allow it to handle international and national flights carrying passengers and cargo. The cost of the renovation is $58.3 million and the airport is scheduled to open in July. This is part of [...]
Victoria Hotel & Suites is a new hotel located in Calle D El Cangrejo, Bella Vista, in the commercial heart of Panama City, very close to the banking center, restaurants and good shopping areas. The International Tocumen Airport is only 20 minutes away through the South Corridor expressway. The hotel is equipped with the latest technologies, comfortable ample rooms and suites that measure from 33 sqm. to 66 sqm. The windows have an innovative thermal [...]
The new nautical tourism law sets new standards for small craft owners in Panama.
In respect to yacht owners who want to moor in, or transit through Panama, there have been some significant changes to the procedures and costs involved.
First, Panama’s administration now allows foreign-registered pleasure boats to stay in the country for one or two years, reversing the previous 90-day limit. In the past, Panama required cruising permits for foreign-flagged yachts that had [...]
Now that the government has awarded the construction of the convention center on the Amador Causeway, the authorities have again taken up the construction of a cruise port on the Pacific.
Studies are underway to determine how much must be dredged to increase the depth in the area where the Balboa Yacht Club now operates, which is the site chosen for the terminal.
The administrator of the Tourism Authority of Panama, Solomon Shamah, has met [...]
The proposed new Panama Tourism Act includes incentives for the construction of maritime infrastructure and activities related to nautical tourism.
“If the new tourism legislation is approved, companies making a minimum investment of $10 million in construction, equipment and cruise port administration will be entitled to a total exemption for five years on import duties for input materials for the construction of marine infrastructure,” reports Prensa.com.
Similarly, land and improvements that are dedicated exclusively to the operation [...]
President Ricardo Martinelli, made a working tour on November 9 in the province of Cocle, which included inspection of the work at the airport of Rio Hato where he told the media that the tunnel that passes under the runway will be ready in late January or February 2013.
“Between July and August, the airport could be up and running and receive the first aircraft,” said Martinelli. While inspecting the progress of the tunnel, which [...]
By Jacob Ehrler
World travelers will be getting a glimpse of the “now” Panama when they see a recently-revealed Copa Airlines Boeing 737-800 Next Generation jet with a striking image painted on both sides of its fuselage. The image shows the colorful rooflines of the Biomuseo, set to become a principal attraction in Panama upon opening early next year on the Amador Causeway.
For a century, Panama has been famous around the world for its [...]