Panama: Tocumen Continues to Attract Major Brands

Starbucks and Juan Valdez in Colombia are two of the companies interested in participating in tenders for commercial spaces at Tocumen Airport.

Friday, January 23, 2015

The specifications for the procurement of 15 of the 40 premises available at Tocumen Airport will be announced in the coming weeks and the term for which the concessions will be granted is estimated to be between 5 and 10 years. The Colombian company Juan Valdez and the American chain Starbucks have shown interest in taking part in the bidding process.

Anpanama.com reports that "... Starbucks has shown interest in participating in tenders to be held by Tocumen SA, both in the terminal area in ​​the capital city, as well as at other airports in the interior such as the terminals Howard and Rio Hato. "

"... From these early events it is expected that about $20 million will be raised for 'key rights' and another $5 million a year from guaranteed income. "

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