The restrictions currently imposed on Guatemala in terms of air freedoms constitute a limiting factor to the competitiveness of its productive sectors.
In a recent webinar entitled "Open Skies Agreement and its Impact on Competitiveness"organized by Agexport, evidence was presented of the negative impact on Guatemala of having ratified only"... three of these freedoms(with the country only allowed to embark and disembark passengers and cargo in the state to which the airline belongs and at points within a reasonably direct route), and the limitations that this presents."
The Turkish airline will fly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from Istanbul to Bogota, and from there to Panama, and from Panama direct to Istanbul.
Referring to Wednesday, May 4, an article on Critica.com.pa reported that this Wednesday "... the national airline of Turkey based in Istanbul, today inaugurated a route between Istanbul and Panama, making the Central American country its 14th destination within its expansion project in America. "
Competitiveness in the production of goods and services is directly dependent on the adoption of digital technologies, meaning that having connectivity is vital.
The World Bank is analyzing the impact of the internet and mobile telephony in economic development and the "digital dividend" generated by improving economies in general and the business sector in particular, and its productivity through digital technologies.
The government plans to analyze the feasibility of building a light rail line which would connect line 3 with other provinces, in a first stage to Penonomé, a second to Santiago and a third to David, Chiriqui.
In a statement on Presidencia.gob.pa, it is indicated that "... along with the construction of Metro Line 3 to the sector of West Panama, the administration has scheduled the feasibility studies necessary for the construction of a Light Rail line to connect Line 3 with the rest of the country, through a first tranche to Penonomé, a second to Santiago and a third stretch to David, Chiriqui.
Building a road connecting Panama with South America through Colombia would open up a wide range of opportunities for business and economic development in Central America.
Panama has the responsibility to take on the challenge of building a road through the jungle area of the Panamanian territory and open up a channel of communication with Colombia, to allow the power transmission and the connectivity of people and goods Centralamerica needs with the south.
Air France will increase to six the number of flights per week between France and Tocumen International Airport, starting from November 2015.
The growth in demand in Europe, coupled with the success of the agreement between the French airline and the government of Panama to subsidize flights explain part of the airline's decision to raise the number of flights per week it will operate from November 2015 to six.
A proposal to develop an underground fiber optic network aims to differentiate the Panamanian capital from the rest of the region, making it a smart city.
An underground fiber optic network would make the capital city of Panama stand apart from the rest of Central America in terms of access to technology, efficiency and attraction of foreign investment, because of what that means in terms of interconnectivity for businesses and the economic growth of the country.
While in other countries there are a greater variety of packages and lower prices than those offered in Costa Rica, lack of modernization of networks and costs are preventing operators from improving their services.
At present, only 56% of the population has internet access and of this total 80% use services with download speeds of 1 Mbps, 10% with 2 Mbps and less than 1% use download services with over 10 Mbps.
Avianca has announced adjustments to their operations involving layoffs of flight crew based in Costa Rica and the flight from San Jose to Mexico now going via San Salvador.
Avianca has announced that it has removed three of the Embraer aircraft used in flights to Costa Rica also clarified that services from San Jose to Rio de Janeiro and Santiago de Chile, all via Bogotá will not be suspended, only the number of flight will be changed.
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