It will have 12 new boarding gates and will be designed to receive any type of aircraft.
"Once the expansion is operating, the Tocumen administration will begin the process of constructing the southern terminal, which would add about 20 additional gates," states the article in Prensa.com. "The $ 300 million south terminal would have all the services needed to operate an airport, like immigration and customs."
With an investment of $100 million, the construction company will deliver the work between 15th and 20th January.
Juan Carlos Pino, manager of Tocumen SA, told media that the new areas will be used immediately.
"Pino explained that operations will be carried out in only two of the 12 new boarding gates and part of the operational area, where is baggage moved and aircraft re-fuelled and re-stocked with food supplies.
Once environmental studies are presented to the Tocumen Board of Directors, construction will start.
Rafael Flores, general manager of Tocumen, reported that Colombian consortium Aerotocumen would receive the order for starting the project by the end of August.
"The consortium will have 15 months to deliver the project, which includes the construction of a new dock with 12 access bridges, redesign of the main facade of the current terminal, an administrative building and a presidential hall, among other projects", reported Prensa.com.
With an investment of $100 million the works of the Panama Airport North Terminal have been inaugurated.
A press release from the Tourism Authority of Panama reads:
The north terminal at Tocumen International Airport has been formally opened, a project which was developed with an investment of $100 million, as part of the expansion and remodeling of the main air terminal in Panama.
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