Thursday, May 27, 2010

AAC signs contract for expansion of Enrique Malek Airport

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The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Riva Real Estate Company, Industrial, Commercial, Finance and Agriculture (SAIICFA) signed the contract awarded to this company Argentina the study, design and construction of the extension of the Enrique Malek International Airport in David Province of Chiriqui.
In the same were submitted by the Director of the AAC, Cap. Rafael Barcenas Chiari, the Deputy Director of the AAC, Lic. Sophia Cohen and on behalf of Riva SA, Mr. Gaston Felix German.
Notably, the amount allocated for this project is 27 million 478 thousand 845 U.S. dollars, with which it seeks to bring tourism benefits to the country, providing an efficient and quality service to its users.
Also with this construction is to accommodate the tourist boom, which every day takes hold in our country, both domestic and foreign, use these facilities to reach their destinations.
The company won the tender Riva after submitting the lowest price and meet all the requirements and demands of the public procurement law, the SO and the addenda to the public event, according to the report dated May 3, 2010 presented by the verification commission.
The national government displayed the aviation industry as an important point of development for the country, and will continue to work to improve airport infrastructure and thus contribute to the continued development of the country's tourist and commercial.
Last Updated on Sunday, 03 January 2010 21:25

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Copa Airlines Domestic Flights to David and Bocas del Toro Generate Reactions by Air Panama and Aeroperlas

Air Panama and Aeroperlas Interested in Connections
Marianela Palacios Ramsbott
Domestic flights from Tocumen to David and Bocas del Toro confirmed last week that Copa Airlines, after the Government announced it would make investments in the airport for flight connections to allow international air flights, generated immediate reactions and Air Panama Aeroperlas.
"One of the important strategies to enhance the development of domestic aviation in Panama, is to establish appropriate linkages with various international carriers, so as to generate more movement within the country and provide better connectivity to visitors . That is why we are open to establishing relationships with international operators carrying passengers with special needs to visit different places on Panama, "said Nestor Echevers, general manager of Regional Aeroperlas, when asked about the matter.
AirPanama Aeroperlas and are the main airlines serving domestic commercial aircraft currently in Panama and David and Bocas destinations are its main sources of income.
At least the statistics suggest that air transport handles Civil Aviation Authority, under which 52% of total shipments and landings at the airport made Mark E. Gelabert (Albrook) in 2009 were made with AirPanama and 47% were Aeroperlas. And of the 302,768 passengers who mobilized in the airport, flew to 48% and 27% David flew to Bocas.
Copa input to internal business is interpreted by some as a great threat to them, but others present it as a great opportunity.
Air Panama Aeroperlas and publicly agree more with the latter than the former.
"We welcome this initiative to increase the flow of tourists to national destinations and if we expressed our interest in participating. Yes we have held discussions with government officials regarding this issue. We are ready to begin almost immediately if we reach an agreement with Copa The cost and frequency would be determined at the time, "said Eduardo Stagg, CEO of Air Panama to the questionnaire Capital.
If FIFA decides to do this alone, he said Stagg, "I do not think that would affect us because our service is aimed at another market and offer our passengers options other than those that offer Copa, we even see it as an opportunity for the largest flow of passengers would generate proceeds of marketing that would make Copa in all its destinations and its sales channels. "
In any case, both airlines recommend the Government to take all appropriate measures to safeguard free competition and diversity of offerings to the traveling public.
"Any improvement is made to the infrastructure and result in better service to our passengers we think is important and deserves positive feedback," he said Echevers.
Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines, has publicly expressed his sympathy for the initiative of the National Government.
"The vice president Juan Carlos Varela and general manager of the Tourism Authority of Panama, Salomon Shamah, we were invited to assess the feasibility of unite the cities of David and Bocas del Toro directly to the Tocumen International Airport and our network of 45 destinations. We recognize the benefit of connecting these provinces with the Copa network and therefore we are committed to making this project a reality, "said Heilbron.
This commitment to the Government includes coordinating joint promotional activities abroad and participation in the Holiday Copa tour packages.
"Right now operators hold talks with Panama and other countries as well as aircraft manufacturers, to determine the fastest and most effective means of carrying this out. Then comes a period of aircraft certification, staff training, etc. We hope to be ready by the end of the year or by early 2011, "reiterated the CEO. 

Monday, May 17, 2010

DAV Malek Expansion Contract Eminent

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Copa Airlines to service David, Chiriqui, and Bocas del Toro

Copa will serve Chiriqui and Bocas 

The company Riva Argentina Enrique Malek airport upgrade for $ 27.4 million, allowing the arrival of aircraft from more than 100 passengers.

Alex E. Hernandez

At the end of 2010 or beginning of next year, the provinces of Chiriqui and Bocas del Toro will be among the destinations that Copa Airlines offers.

Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa, said connectivity was established through the Tocumen airport with routes in the U.S. and South America where there is more potential tourists interested in visiting these two regions.

We have already begun planning the operation and we are in the process of selection of aircraft and operators with which to develop this project, explained the chief executive of the airline.

Recently, the Argentine capital firm Riva won the bid to expand Enrique Malek Airport, located in David, Chiriqui.

The modernization of existing infrastructure and improving the runway will be worth 27.4 million dollars.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Director of AAC of Panama: Rafel Barcenas Awards Malek David Airport Contract to...

The winner (again) is RIVA S.A.  Now the clock to the contract starts ticking..... in 5 to 7 days the decision will be final and RIVA S.A. will sign a contract with the Panamanian govenment. Stay tuned:

Panama Compra Bidding Site

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Air Panama to lease a BAe 146

Air Panama to lease a BAe 146
The demonstration flight that lessor Tronos arranged for Air Panama last November has proven successful. Tronos arranged for BAe 146-200 G-FLTD (msn E2042) to stop in Panama while on her delivery flight to Chilean airline Aerovias DAP to make a demonstration flight for Air Panama. During her stay, she flew from Panama City's domestic airport to David and back. The airline must have been impressed, as it has now arranged to take series 200 E2043 from Tronos under a lease-purchase agreement. E2043 was previously N183US with Air Wisconsin, and has been in storage at Summerside for some time. She will join Air Panama during the summer. [2008-05-20]

New Verification Commission Upholds Previous Decision: RIVA S.A. Winner

New Verification Commission Upholds Previous Decision:  RIVA S.A. Winner.
Hopefully the planning and expansion of the Enrique Malek Airport in the City of David, Panama can get underway ASAP. It is in the interest of all local companies that this decision be expedited and that RIVA move forward with the project quickly.

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