Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

DAV Malek Terminal Expansion Progress December 2010.

Progress on the expansion of the DAV terminal.  Completion date estimated January 2012.

Monday, December 6, 2010

prensa.com Panama - Economy and Business

prensa.com Panama - Economy and Business


BUSINESS & ECONOMY


FLIGHTS FROM COSTA RICA

Looking for connection to Bocas del Toro

The cost of airfare to Bocas del Toro is the main obstacle to promoting tourism to the province.
Protection. At airports in Bocas del Toro and Chiriqui improvements are made and placed perimeter fences.
ALEX E. HERNÁNDEZ
aehernandez@prensa.com
The Government is keen on getting the most out of the tourist destinations in Bocas del Toro and Chiriqui.
For this reason, it is evaluated to establish an air link between these two provinces and the Guanacaste airport in Costa Rica.
Although Airlines Copa Air Panama is negotiating with an agreement that would allow tourists to arrive at Tocumen airport and then take a plane to Bocas del Toro and Chiriqui, the Government wants to increase air links to those destinations, said Ernesto Orillac adviser Tourism Authority of Panama.
For now there is nothing definite, Orillac said, but explained that the goal is to talk with regional airlines that are interested in operating the route Guanacaste-Bocas del Toro and Chiriqui.
He noted that airports in the two provinces are ready to welcome international flights. In both terminals, are being put on X-ray machines and install perimeter fencing to prevent people and animals have access to the runway.
For Joseph Thomas, a businessman Bocas, rather than increase flight frequencies to the province the most important thing is to check the prices of airline tickets.
Currently, the airfare to Bocas del Toro for one person costs $ 220, while there are promotions where the passage to other countries like Guatemala it costs $ 200, he said.
Regional Aeroperlas is also keen to encourage movement of tourists to Bocas del Toro and Chiriqui, and in 2011 that will place the codes of these destinations in some of the global systems of reserves, such as Amadeus and SARB.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

COPA and AEROPERLAS

ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS

COPA evaluates new front for connection to Bocas [and DAVID]

OPPORTUNITY. Connect to Bocas del Toro to Tocumen would be a winning move.
ALEX E. HERNANDEZ
aehernandez@prensa.com
Copa Airlines has left open a second front of negotiations so that their passengers can catch a flight to Bocas del Toro and Chiriqui from Tocumen airport.

Until recently, Copa negotiations had taken place only with Air Panama, a company proposing to share code and make the crossing.

But the Panamanian airline flies to over 45 destinations expanded its radar and their representatives now hold meetings with executives Aeroperlas (Taca property) in order to explore a possible agreement in the event that no negotiations with Air Panama thrive.

While maintaining a strong competition in the region, Copa and Taca can now find a common ground and share code after the two companies will formally join the Star Alliance network.

Cup and the Government are convinced of the potential would be given to Panama as a tourist destination if you make direct connections from Tocumen to two of the most visited regions of the country.

The company asked the State 15 improvements in the terminal to fly to Bocas del Toro and Chiriqui and 13 have already been fulfilled, as the installation of X-ray machines for baggage screening. Failure to build a perimeter fence to prevent access of people to the runways.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Luxury brands like landing in Tocumen

TAKEN FROM THE LA PRENSA

Luxury brands like landing in Tocumen


MOTION. This year it is expected that nearly 5 million passengers go through airport Tocumen.

Alex e.Hernandez
aehernandez@prensa.com
Carolina Herrera, Mont Blanc, Cartier, Prada, Armani and Victoria's Secret, are some of the brands that have shown interest to settle in the Tocumen International Airport.

With the construction of the North Pier, which increased by 50% the capacity of this terminal with 12 gates, will be enabled 15 thousand square meters for commercial use or installation of a new duty free.

Juan Carlos Pino, manager of Tocumen SA, said in January will begin to negotiate with the companies distributing these brands and is not currently available in the terminal.

Pino said that not a single operator to deliver the new duty free as in the past, but separately negotiated 15 stores to be enabled for not offering his opinion "over the same."

In addition to stores selling clothing and accessories also add to the administration will seek commercial offer Tocumen a beauty salon, shop for golf equipment and a spa. National Geographic has also expressed interest in the terminal to install one of his "museum store", of which there are only five outside the United States, whereas London and Taiwan.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

International flight to Bocas and Chiriqui

BUSINESS & ECONOMY


COPA AIR PANAMA NEGOTIATE PARTNERSHIP

International flight to Bocas and Chiriqui

Copa has recommended improving three local airports, which also shows his interest in operating domestic flights.
registration. At Tocumen International Airport would create a post of special register of international passengers that would make the shuttle to travel within the country. PRESS / Maydée Romero
ALEX E. HERNÁNDEZ
aehernandez@prensa.com
The issuance of an airline ticket New York-Panama, Panama-Bocas del Toro can be a reality within the next 12 months if companies Copa Airlines and Air Panama agree to share codes.
A source close to the negotiations said that for 15 days the representatives of both companies sat down to talk about the possibility of an alliance and have a maximum of two weeks from the date, to finalize the partnership.
To reach an agreement with passengers traveling from 45 destinations Cup covering the company would hit the Tocumen International Airport and board a plane from Air Panama to travel to the city of David or Bocas del Toro with a single ticket.
Copa thus enter the business of domestic flights from the hand of Air Panama, while the latter would ensure many passengers to the alliance.
Copa Air Panama If materialize this air link would begin flights in late 2010 or mid next year.
On the other hand, if the agreement fails, there is the possibility that individually target the Copa local business and rent or buy small aircraft that carry the logo of the company to operate the route.
Copa's interest by the domestic market is such that the company sent a letter to the Civil Aviation Authority on the points to be improved at the three airports that would be associated with this connection, Tocumen, Enrique Malek in Chiriqui and Columbus Isle Airport in the province of Bocas del Toro.
It recommended that Terminal Tocumen create a separate registration point for people who would make the transfer to Chiriqui or Bocas del Toro.
Also, FIFA considers it important to have special parking for these passengers and baggage transfer point directly to the small aircraft to prevent passengers pass again by the security checkpoints.
In relation to airports in Bocas del Toro and Enrique Malek in the province of Chiriqui Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has recommended building a perimeter fence to prevent access to people and animals to the runway and the installation of X-ray equipment to check the baggage.
Also been asked to increase the number of customs and immigration and implement a contingency plan for avian risk, as well as installing a fire station.
In the specific case of Bocas del Toro was asked to appoint a surgeon at the hospital in Isla Colon to meet passengers in the event of a medical emergency.

COPA and Air Panama Negotiate Alliance International Flights to Bocas del Toro and (DAV, Enrique Malek) Chiriqui.





Vuelo internacional a Bocas y Chiriquí

registro. En el Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen se crearía un puesto de registro especial para los pasajeros internacionales que harían el trasbordo para viajar al interior del país. LA PRENSA/Maydée Romero
ALEX E. HERNÁNDEZ
aehernandez@prensa.com



The issuance of an airline ticket New York-Panama, Panama-Bocas del Toro can be a reality within the next 12 months if companies Copa Airlines and Air Panama agree to share codes.
A source close to the negotiations said that starting 15 days ago representatives of both companies sat down to talk about the possibility of an alliance and have a maximum of two weeks from today to finalize the partnership.
In reaching an agreement with passengers traveling from Copa’s 45 destinations  (AND ALL OF COPA’S PARTNERS KLM, CO, DELTA DESTINATIONS ) would arrive at Tocumen International Airport and board an Air Panama plane to travel to the city of David or Bocas del Toro with a single ticket.
Copa thus enters into the business of domestic flights with the help of Air Panama,  the alliance  would ensure many passengers.
If the Copa / Air Panama pact is to materialize this air link would begin flights in late 2010 or mid next year.

On the other hand, if the agreement fails, there is the possibility that Copa individually target the local business and rent or buy small aircraft that would carry the logo of the company to operate the route.
Copa confirmed it’s interest  for the domestic market when the company sent a letter to the Civil Aviation Authority Civil concerning the items that must be improved at the three airports which would be linked in this connection, Tocumen, Enrique Malek in Chiriqui and the airport of Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro province.
Copa recommended that the terminal Tocumen make separate counter to register people who would make the transfer to Chiriqui or Bocas del Toro.  Also, COPA considers it important to have special parking for these passengers and baggage transfer point directly to the smaller jets to prevent travelers passing by again security posts.
With regard to airports in Bocas del Toro and Enrique Malek (DAV)in the province of Chiriqui Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has recommended building a perimeter fence to prevent access to people and animals to the runway and the installation of X-ray equipment to check the checked baggage.  Also been asked to increase the number of customs and immigration and implement a contingency plans, as well as installing a fire
station.
Bocas del Toro specificly was requested to appoint a surgeon at the hospital in Isla Colon to meet passengers in the event of a medical emergency.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Another Step towards Direct Flights and Heavy Aircraft Operations: AAC Upgrades First Response Equipment

The Civil Aviation Authority purchased two new fire fighting vehicles designed to provide security and ensure the national carrier, with the aim of giving an immediate response if an incident or  These
crash.two new vehicles which are equipped with advanced technology and can be maneuvered from the cockpit of a single firefighter in any situation of fire and emergency at the airport Marcos A. Gelabert. One of these vehicles will be sent to the Rescue and Fire Fighting (SEI) Enrique Malek International Airport in David, Chiriqui, where they perform work on the extension of the runway and landing facilities.
With the sole aim of saving lives, and increase security at the airport, recommended by international organizations with high security standards, the vehicles have the ability to operate in all terrain, well equipped for firefighting and rescue, specializing in airports.
The technical specificaations are as follows: each unit is capable of carrying 300 gallons water, 40 gallons of foam and 500 pounds of dry chemical, they have built-in second engine in the wagon which has the ability to pump the chemical to control the fire.
This investment was made by the AAC through a project implemented by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and through the improved management by the Office of International Affairs, with this there is compliance with the requirements and coverage of events.
The training and maintenance for the companies provide Ford on the bodywork and mechanics minor and major, the second pump motor, will head the company FireCorp who also provide training for fire personnel.
 

DAV, Enrique Malek International Airport Expansion Progress Inspection #1

Written by AAC  
Wednesday, 04 August 2010 4:54
Executives of the Civil Aviation Authority and the construction company Riva Argentina, SA conducted an inspection of the progress of the work of extending the Enrique Malek International Airport in David, Chiriqui.
During the inspection work whose cost is 27 million 438 000 $ 845, we verified the quality of asphalt used to repair the taxiway to be used for landing when the aircraft is in full expansion of the runway.
The Street Production was extended as required by the SO and the quality of work was supervised by engineers from the FAA and the construction company Riva, SA, and is expected to move jobs properly and are culminating in 18 months with the required quality.
The AAC maintain a constant inspection of all airport investment works to ensure that they are of excellent quality and are built in the time established by the tender.
In the coming days will be held the previous meeting and approval for what will be the project Construction Enrique Jiménez International Airport in the province of Colon, whose value is expected to be in the order of $ 60 million. The tender for this project will be for best value.


 

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