Panama Optimizes Airport Terminals

The Strategic Plan for Airport Development will evaluate existing airports and determine the investment needed to upgrade them.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Director of Public Policy of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Pedro Mora, reported that the plan has the financial support of the Inter-American Development Bank.

Panamá América published on its website: "The tender was done for B476 thousand plus local taxes, in order to implement the plan which will provide strategic guidelines for the operation of the airport sector in the short, medium and long term."

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Airports: World Assembly in Panama

March 2015

From August 28th to September 2nd, 500 airport executives will be gathering together in Panama City in the world assembly of the International Airports Council.

During the convention the main challenges of the sector will be assessed from the perspective of the constants regulations they face. Also to be discussed is the global trend towards privatization of the airport terminals.

Boarding Gates Added to Juan Santamaria Airport  

July 2013

The International Airport at San Jose will have added capacity to handle 260,000 passengers a year, with two new boarding gates and another 1,000 square meters in commercial spaces.

As explained Vilma Lopez, deputy director of Civil Aviation, Aeris (manager of the terminal), will be the company in charge of the enlargement process in the east of the terminal, opposite Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales (Coopesa R. L).

Regional Coastal Trade on Pacific Coast

June 2012

A feasibility study has been started on a freight system between the Pacific ports of the region using shallow draft boats.

Launched six years ago, the project has now been reactivated in response to the need to seek alternatives to the increase in freight rates.

The goal is "to accelerate intraregional trade, by eliminating the passing through customs, as happens with land transport."

Tocumen Project Attracts 11 Companies

January 2012

The complex will be developed in a 300 hectare area, which was purchased by Tocumen SA for $109 million.

A press release from the Tourism Authority of Panama reads:

After completion of the North Terminal, the next projects planned by Tocumen are the airport city "Aeropolis" and the Dock and South Terminal, valued at approximately $750 million.

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