Airfreight from Colon Airport

It has been announced that the company Transporte Aéreo de Carga del Caribe will start operations in the hitherto uninhabited Enrique A. Jimenez airport in Colon.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The airport built during the Martinelli administration was initially designed for cargo and tourism, but did not manage to attract service operators in any of these activities. Now the arrival has been announced of a company that will provide cargo transport services at the terminal, which will start operations once the necessary procedures for obtaining aeronautical certifications have been completed. reports that "...According to Rosa I. Munoz-Munoz, regional operations manager of Tocumen airport, the intention of the company is to invest up to $9 million in the five years in which it will take to implement that the project in full."

"... 'They are currently working with the CFZ to create a set of products that will make the proposal to use the airport more attractive," said the official, adding that the intention is to replicate in this Colon terminal the air cargo model used to transport out through Tocumen International Airport. "

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Another Proposal to Enable Flights to Airport in Colon

January 2017

In partnership with a foreign airline Tocumen S.A. will carry out a feasibility study on implementing regular flights to the Enrique Jimenez airport in Colon.

The terminal, in which $58 million was invested and which still does not receive flights, could start to recover if the plan by administrator, Tocumen S.A. is successful.

Colon: An Airport Without Planes

June 2016

Despite the announcement of projects such as the construction of a workshop for aircraft maintenance and a hotel, the Panamanian airport Enrique Jimenez is still underused and has attracted no attention from airlines.

The airport built during the Martinelli administration was initially designed for cargo and tourism, but lack of demand has meant the terminal has turned out to be an unprofitable investment.

Panama: Business Sought for Colon Airport

May 2015

The air terminal built during the Martinelli administration does not receive any commercial flights and Tocumen SA is looking for alternative uses for it in order to make it profitable.

The airport, which required an investment of $58 million, does not operate commercial flights, therefore Tocumen SA is analyzing different alternatives to find another use for the terminal so that it can start generating profits.

Tocumen SA to Manage Three More Airports

June 2012

The airports of David, Rio Hato and Colón will change administration to be run by the same company that runs the Panama International Airport.

"The assets and liabilities of the airports of David, Rio Hato and Colon -terminals that are administered by the Autoridad Aeronáutica Civil (AAC) - will be transferred to "without consideration of payment" to Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen, S.A., as stipulated in executive Order No. 654 of June 5, 2012 and which was registered in the Official Gazette yesterday", reported

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