IATA suggests expansion of Tocumen Airport in Panama

Representatives of the aviation industry met today under the Aviation Day in Panama.

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

In order to maintain a constant and consistent communication to meet the challenges and find alternatives to the growing demand for air connections in Panama, the International Air Transport Association (THERE IT IS, for its acronym in English) asks the government of that country continue working together with industry to solve basis points.

For Peter Cerda, regional vice president of IATA, it is important to face the challenges presented in Panama, One is the expansion of Tocumen International Airport. according IATA, This would allow competitiveness as a flight hub; hence the motion of the industry to the government of Panama consider acquiring land for the construction of a third runway, while avoiding urban growth limit future expansion.

He also suggested that space is optimized aerial, increasing the hourly movement almost double, of 35 a 70 Flights per hour to improve timeliness and reduce the carbon footprint.

Cerdá also mentioned concerns about the bill to impose a tax on passengers connecting or traveling through Panama, I would not do competitive Tocumen airport, taking into account that other airports such as those in Lima, Bogotá or Mexico do not.

Also as members of the airline industry, They pledged to reduce carbon emissions; Airlines are investing in measures that help to damage the environment less, like buying airplanes, and a suitable environment for the commercialization of sustainable aviation fuel.