International Air Transport Association

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 airport gets high rating

De izquierda a derecha: Director General de IATA, Tony Tyler; Director General del Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocúmen, Joseph Fidanque III; Ministro de Turismo de Panamá, Jesús Sierra; Director General del Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Alfredo Fonseca; Vicepresidente regional para Las Américas IATA, Peter Cerda

At a press conference in Panama focusing on the tourism and aviation industry, Tony Tyler, CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), referred to the advantages in Panama for the expansion of the Tocumen air terminal, describing it as one of the best airports in the world and a model for the aviation world. Present at the conference were David Hernandez, IATA Area Manager for Central America; Peter Cerda, IATA Regional Vice President of […]

Tocumen flights could double or triple in 2013

In order to expand the international airline business, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) could conclude 30 new air agreements with carriers in 2013.

The key intent is to open access for Middle Eastern nations in the Americas and then use Panama as a stopover point for passengers in the region.

The IATA currently has air agreements with 26 countries and is negotiating with 36 others. It also has six open-skies treaties with Chile, Peru, […]