Panama pays $4.5 million for Direct Flights to Paris

Connectivity to the European market will increase with three direct flights per week between Charles de Gaulle and Tocumen airports.

Friday, June 21, 2013

The fact that Air France is including the country in its plans, will cost the Panama Tourism Authority $4.5 million, an amount which it will pay for three years.

"The Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP), has already used this mechanism in the past. In 2010 it had an agreement with the airline Iberia to pay $4 million over three years for the Spanish company to establish a direct flight between Madrid and Panama. It did the same thing with KLM to expand its frequency to the country, and also with the shipping company Pullmantur", reported

The three flights will be on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The flight from Paris to Panama will arrive at 6:30 pm, and take off from Tocumen at 10:00 pm

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