Air Transport: Panama Goes Offline

In order to prevent the spread of covid-19, all international flights have been suspended since March 22.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo reported through his social networks that "... As of Sunday, March 22nd at 11:59 pm (04H00 GMT on Monday), arrivals and departures of all international flights to our country will be suspended for a period of 30 days."

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The president said that "... cargo, humanitarian and domestic flights will continue to operate normally until further notice."

The measure was made official in Decree No. 244 dated March 19, 2020. This decision affects the operation of 20 commercial passenger lines.

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Air Transport: New Market Settings

June 2020

Restructuring of airlines, preference for direct flights, modifications in the routes operated and the use of smaller aircraft are some of the changes expected in the regional air market in the context of the new business normality.

Air traffic has virtually disappeared in the last three months, as governments in Central America have decided to close borders and suspend commercial flights to and from the region's airports as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

El Salvador: Air Traffic Opening Begins

June 2020

As of June 16, El Salvador will begin the gradual opening of logistics services at the Cargo Terminal at the Oscar Romero Airport, and the re-establishment of commercial flights is scheduled to begin on August 6.

As part of the return to the new normal, after eliminating the restrictions imposed by the covid-19 outbreak, the Autonomous Port Executive Commission (CEPA) informed that the Cargo Terminal of the "San Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez" International Airport will begin with the gradual reopening of its export and import logistics services under strict biosecurity protocols.

Airport Closed Until April 19th

March 2020

In El Salvador, authorities decided that commercial flights at the Oscar Romero International Airport will be suspended for the next three weeks due to the health alert the country is facing.

The decision was announced by the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA), and details that this is part of the compliance with the state of emergency and Executive Decree No. 12, due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Flight Suspension Increases

March 2020

Since March 17th Avianca suspended all its flights to and from El Salvador, and United Airlines announced that as of April 1st it will no longer fly to Nicaragua.

In accordance with the directives of the government of El Salvador, all Avianca flights to and from that country are suspended from March 17 at midnight, the airline reported.

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