Sunday, 26 September 2021 10:16 GMT

Tocumen Airport on path to recovery


(MENAFN- Newsroom Panama) Tocumen International Airport moved over 4.9 million passengers between January and August 2021, reports the administration

During the month of August of this year, there was a movement of 929,624 passengers, which represented 26,218 more travelers compared to July 2021.

"Until August 2021, the Tocumen International Airport recovered 51% of the air traffic it handled before the Covid-19 pandemic, compared to the results achieved in the same period of 2019," the statement detailed.

It is highlighted that the statistics indicate that the trend towards the recovery of operations and passenger traffic continues with sustained growth in the last six months after the relaxation of sanitary and migratory requirements in different countries of the American continent and Europe that connect in Panama.

“The August results reflect an increase in passenger confidence. Likewise, airlines are making an optimistic bet by resuming flights to their customary destinations, at the rate of an increase in vaccination processes against Covid-19 ”, highlighted Raffoul Arab, general manager of the Airport.

The airport administration also reported that the tourist destinations that experienced the highest demand in August are headed by: Cancun (Mexico), Miami / New York (United States), Bogotá / Medellín (Colombia), Lima (Peru), Guayaquil / Quito ( Ecuador), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and San José (Costa Rica).

It was also announced that Copa Airlines announced the restart of operations to Trinidad and Tobago and San Francisco (United States) during the months of September and October, respectively. In addition to new commercial flights to the Colombian city of Cúcuta on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from December 6, 2021.

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