Panama's New Airport to Cost $ 60 Million

The international airport at Cocle Province, which will begin construction in 2011, will cost about $ 60 million.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Rafael Barcenas, director of Civil Aviation, explained the new terminal will be located in the Rio Hato area, in Anton.

"We have to add to the project and discuss it with the City Council, as there are many points to discuss regarding what will happen around the airport," Barcenas told

There are still elements of the project which need to be defined, such as its construction method, which could include a tunnel at the Inter-American Highway.

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Panama: New International Airport Proposed

July 2009

The new $44 million terminal would be located in Río Hato, taking advantage of the runway used by the U.S. Army until 1999.

This was proposed by the ex-manager of the Air Transport Authority (AAC), Zósimo Guardia, during a meeting with the Panamanian Association of Business Executives.

Costa Rica: Airport in South Gains Momentum

February 2012

On February 27th the ICAO will publish a tender for an Environmental Impact Study to build an airport in the Southern Zone.

The award will be held on April 13th and the company that wins will have a period of eight months to complete the report.

"By the end of the year we will have the exact criterion for deciding whether or not it is possible to build the airport," said Luis Carlos Araya, Vice Air Transport Minister, to

Rio Hato Airport for $52 million

June 2011

The Panamanian government has established reference prices and details for two tenders.

One is for the construction of the airport ($16.3 million) and the other, which has already been tendered, for access infrastructure ($ 36.2 million).

The construction of the controversial airport in the Coclé area, which will cater to 600 people, will cost more than $50 million, of which $36.2 has been allocated to the works already tendered for the repair of the runway and construction of a tunnel for the Panamerican road.

New Airport in Panama

February 2013

In the district of Pedasi, Los Santos, an airfield has been inaugurated which will facilitate tourist access to the area.

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Residents of the district of Pedasi, Los Santos, stated yesterday that the construction of the new airport in the region will contribute to increasing the presence of tourists visiting the area for the white sand beaches and islands that are available.

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