Tourism and Air Connectivity

In Panama, it is expected that the recent start of operations of Air Europa, and the next market entry of the airline Wingo, scheduled for the first quarter of 2020, will dynamize the alicaída tourist activity.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

On June 3, Air Europa began operating the route between the capitals of Spain and Panama, with four frequencies a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The flights are operated with the Dreamliner fleet of the Boeing 787-8, with capacity for 296 passengers, 22 in Business Class.

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Carlos Conde, Air Europa's commercial manager for Panama and Central America, said that "... connectivity through the Hub of the Americas and the commitment to promote Panama as a tourist destination and put it on the European map of options, were the fundamental reasons to fly to the country."

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Regarding the current situation of Wingo, Juan Sebastian Molano, manager of Communications of the airline, explained to that "... The New Airline is awaiting certification from the Civil Aviation Authority (ACC) to announce routes and frequencies. This process should have been completed last week, but it didn't happen."

Regarding tourism data in the country, according to reports, last year 2.48 million tourists reached Panama, who made expenditures of $4,605 million, exceeding by 3.3% that recorded in 2017.

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