Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
The International Air Transport Association (IATA for its acronym in English) will perform next 10 September the “Aviation Day” of Panama will bring together experts, organizations and companies to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the industry in the next five years.
“With this event we want to facilitate dialogue between different stakeholders in the aviation sector, tourism and economic, in order to strengthen the industry in the next five years, face the challenges for successful and efficient regulation, competitiveness and connectivity in Panama, In addition to the challenges and possibilities of the Hub of the Americas”, David Hernandez told El Salvador, IATA manager for Central America, Ecuador and Venezuela.
Aviation Day in Panama will have the participation of important national and international personalities, including the administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority, Iván Eskildsen, the director general of Civil Aeronautics of Panama, Gustavo Pérez, and the current administrator of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), Jorge L. Quijano, Copa Airlines CEO, Pedro Heilbron, and regional vice president of IATA, Peter Cerdá.
Hernandez said that Panama was selected for the meeting by the leadership playing the country to connect to the Americas with the world, given the strategic geographical location, and advances in airport infrastructure, since it has one of the most modern airports in the continent in the process of expansion.
Tocumen International Airport, the main air terminal in Panama, It is one of the most strategic ports of connectivity in the Americas, and serves 89 destinations 37 countries of America, Europe and Asia. In 2018 he mobilized 16,2 million passengers, according to official figures.
“Panama enjoys a stunning air connectivity 89 direct destinations, and has almost twice as cities with five or ten times its size, But nevertheless, You can not rest on its laurels before a competitive landscape in the region and must address the major challenges and opportunities for the industry in the country.”, he said Hernández.
A report by Oxford Economics IATA and, air transport contributes more than 14% the gross domestic product of Panama, It generates about 240 thousand direct and indirect jobs, and facilitates exports, direct investment and tourism.
Aviation Day, which will take place at the Hilton Hotel Panama City it is organized by IATA, by the Airlines Association of Panama (BASIS), the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport (HIGH), the regional office of the International Airports Council (ACI LAC), and the Civil Aviation Authority (AAC) from Panama.
If you are interested in reviewing the program or register, You can visit the following link: http://www.iata.org/events/Pages/av-day-panama.aspx