Local air tariffs increase in Panama

The Civil Aviation Authority (ACC) approved an increase of up to $10 for local flights that will become effective January 31, 2009.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Prensa.com reports on its website: "Fly from Panama to David, Bocas del Toro and Changuinola will cost $10 more starting tomorrow, according to a resolution approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (ACC) on January 22. The air tickets for these destinations have gone from $70 dollars to $80, and increase of 14.3%."

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