Tocumen Could Buy 300 Hectares

Tocumen International Airport would be negotiating the purchase of 300 hectares of land for its expansion plan.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The lots are owned by the University of Panama (Universidad de Panamá), who would be engaged in conversations with the Airport's administration to close the deal.



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Tocumen Airport Continues to Grow

March 2012

Once the North Terminal starts operations, the new Central and South Terminals will be built, containing hotels and hospitals for about $350 million.

The construction of new Central and South terminals aims to provide more space for passenger boarding.

"The new $350 million project involves commercial, hospital and tourism infrastructure, expected to be completed by 2014", reported Panamaamerica.com.

Works Finished on Panamanian Airport’s North Terminal

January 2012

With an investment of $100 million, the construction company will deliver the work between 15th and 20th January.

Juan Carlos Pino, manager of Tocumen SA, told media that the new areas will be used immediately.

"Pino explained that operations will be carried out in only two of the 12 new boarding gates and part of the operational area, where is baggage moved and aircraft re-fuelled and re-stocked with food supplies.

Tocumen Expansion Ready in September

March 2011

The new terminal will be ready in September and will increase airport capacity by 50%.

It will have 12 new boarding gates and will be designed to receive any type of aircraft.

"Once the expansion is operating, the Tocumen administration will begin the process of constructing the southern terminal, which would add about 20 additional gates," states the article in Prensa.com.

Works in Tocumen to Start by the end of August

August 2009

Once environmental studies are presented to the Tocumen Board of Directors, construction will start.

Rafael Flores, general manager of Tocumen, reported that Colombian consortium Aerotocumen would receive the order for starting the project by the end of August.

"The consortium will have 15 months to deliver the project, which includes the construction of a new dock with 12 access bridges, redesign of the main facade of the current terminal, an administrative building and a presidential hall, among other projects", reported Prensa.com.

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