The aeronautics industry grows in Central America

The air transport sector in Central America grew 8% this year. In Panama estimates put it at 10%.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Like all businesses, the industry is going through tough times due to the crisis. But, is the sector (in Latin America) prepared to face the ups and downs of the global economy.

Of course it is, said the speakers at the 17th Regional General Assembly of the International Council of Airports in Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) Conference and Trade Show which was held in Panama.


Even though the main theme of the event was not the crisis, the inaugural conferences focused on the challenges and perspectives of the industry due to the economic slowdown.
Without a doubt, to face this crisis it will require more planning to prevent possible recession, and to have greater efficiency and better security, Hector Navarrete, president of the ACI-LAC, argued.

During his presentation, he said that it is premature to build new airports in Latin America because the existing ones are ...

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International Airport Congress to be held in Panama.

November 2008

From November 23 to 26, 200 airport operators from Latin America and the Caribbean will meet under the following theme: "Towards an efficient and sustainable management model."

Topics related to the the airport industry, such as airport capacity, financial sustainability, regional industry perspectives, commercial management of airports, etc, will be discussed in Panama by some 200 international delegates at the 17th Annual Assembly and Commercial Exhibition of the International Council of Aiports. (ACI-LAC).

Tocumen Airport Traffic Increases by 19.5%

April 2009

At the close of 2008, more than 4.5 million passengers passed through the main airport in Panama, 19.5% more than in 2007.

The increase in traffic is higher than the 6% average for Latin America, according to the report submitted by the International Airport Council.

One of the reasons is the growth in the number of connections and direct destinations being that nonstop flights from Tocumen were 42 at the end of 2007 and 54 at the end of 2008.

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.

Traffic through Tocumen Increases 10%

June 2009

In the first quarter of the year, the quantity of passengers that passed through the main airport of Panama was 1,569,326.

The number of passengers in transit increased by 31.2% compared to the same period of the previous year.

Roberto González highlights in the comments of Orcila Vega de Constable, general manager of Tocumen, "People continue to be mobile.

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