Frankfurt - Panama Flights Begin

Four months after the scheduled date, the German airline Lufthansa has made the first of five flights a week which it will operate from the airport of Tocumen.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

From a statement issued by Lufthansa:

Lufthansa commenced its new non-stop service between Frankfurt and Panama City today. Flight LH 484 departed from Frankfurt (FRA) at 10:15 local time, and is scheduled to arrive at the Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen in Panama City (PTY) at 16:40 local time this afternoon. Eastbound flight LH 485 will leave Panama City at 18:45 local time this evening, and is due to land in Frankfurt at 11:35 local time tomorrow (3 March). Lufthansa will be operating a five-times-weekly service on the new route all year round.

Panama, which is located between Costa Rica and Colombia, has experienced strong and accelerating economic growth in the last few years. In addition to the world-famous Panama Canal, the country’s substantial banking sector, its favorable geographic location and its well-developed infrastructure are all key reasons for business and leisure travellers to visit this Central American country. With its unspoilt beaches and its large number of national parks featuring rainforest, mangroves and a unique underwater world, Panama offers vacationers in particular an unforgettable stay.

Panama is also an ideal starting point for exploring various Central American countries and the islands of the Caribbean. And in this regard, Lufthansa’s new bilateral codeshare agreement with Copa Airlines, on of Central America’s leading air carrier, which is based in Panama City, offers a wide range of advantageous onward travel options.

Under the new codeshare accord, Lufthansa travellers can fly on with Star Alliance partner Copa Airlines from Panama City to any of 73 further destinations in Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru and Costa Rica, many of them bookable under Lufthansa flight numbers. In return, Copa Airlines customers gain access to the global network of the Lufthansa Group, which currently extends to 261 destinations in 101 countries.

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