Air Travel

TWO steps FORWARD, THREE steps BACK. Covid proving to be elusive as travel spikes prove world is not out of the woods.

https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&pto=aue&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=es&sp=nmt4&u=http://elsiglo.com.pa/internacional/segunda-pandemia-vuelve-hundir-demanda-aerea-70/24169140&usg=ALkJrhhLWtpQ3uqzZgzNgj7QguFkVMRvgA International flights were the most affected, with a drop of 87.8% compared to that registered in October last year Total demand for air travel fell 70.6% in October compared to the same month last year, a sign of how “desperately slow” the sector’s recovery is going to be due …

"JB"

Flights resuming at Tocumen as Panama slowly crawls back to life….”JB” soon out!

OP ED: By James “JB” Bryson After a major surge in infections after the first failed attempt at re-opening the country, flights are now beginning to bleed slowly out of the country as certain permissions have been granted for travel. As many have still contacted me via email and friends …

Air Travel

National airline COPA votes to hold dividends as they look to stem Corona impact.

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/economia/copa-pospone-pago-de-dividendos-por-coronavirus/ Copa Holdings, an airline group that manages Copa Airlines and Wingo airlines , continues to take action to reduce the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) respiratory pandemic on its finances. Recovery in the airline sector will be slow and the industry is projected to return to pre-Covid-19 levels in late 2021 or mid-2022. Under this scenario and with …

Air Travel

Panama officially extends International travel ban another month to May 23.

https://www.prensa.com/economia/panama-extiende-la-prohibicion-de-vuelos-internacionales-hasta-el-23-de-mayo/ The Civil Aeronautical Authority (AAC) of Panama extended the suspension of international flights to the country until May 23. The airports have been closed since the early hours of Monday, March 23, as a sanitary measure due to the advance of the coronavirus. The measure was originally adopted for a …

"JB"
2

Coronavirus affects the Bryson household.

OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson So as this worldwide panic attack continues, the anxiety surrounding air travel has hit home, as our dear friends who had planned to visit us for the first time from Richmond, Virginia have chosen to cancel their travel to Tocumen for next weekend. Given …

Air Travel

Nito appeals for calm amid Coronavirus scare for Latin

https://www.prensa.com/sociedad/presidente-cortizo-pide-no-alarmar-ante-casos-de-coronavirus-en-america-latina/ “Do not alarm” is the request made by President Laurentino Cortizo before the appearance of the first cases of the new coronavirus in Latin America. + info Meduca takes advantage of the start of classes to disseminate information about the coronavirus‘There are many questions about the unanswered coronavirus’Minsa confirms that the …

Air Travel

Suspension of Air China flights continues in Panama.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200225/air-china-mantendra-suspension-vuelos-panama-mes-marzo Tocumen International Airport reported Tuesday that the Air China company will maintain the suspension of the Houston-Panama-Houston route during the month of March. This was stated in his Twitter account the administration of Tocumen airport citing a statement from the Chinese company. Aeropuerto Tocumen@tocumenaero El Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen informa que …

Air Travel
2

With visitors arriving,what does Panama need to know about Coronavirus strain?

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/el-mundo-debe-prepararse-para-una-eventual-pandemia-dice-la-oms/ The viral pneumonia epidemic accelerated on Monday, February 24 worldwide, with new countries affected, a situation that put financial markets on alert and led WHO to warn of the risk of a pandemic. Two months after the appearance of the new coronavirus in central China, five countries announced their …

Air Travel

OP ED: My weekend at a Beach resort.

OP ED: Steven- for PNO.com- Seeing as I have had to become quickly educated and immersed into the topic of “beach resorts” and “tourism” lately. I feel compelled to offer a quick blurb in regards to my family going to Nassau, Bahamas over the weekend. So through much of the …

"JB"

PNO focused on family as Hurricane strengthens.

OP ED: “JB” – We have family in both South Florida as well as the Bahamas, so my posts have been a bit lax the past few days. One of the major benefits we took into consideration when not following many friends to either Florida or other locations to retire, …

Air Travel

Nito appoints executives to oversee Tocumen.

President looks to oversee the expansion and cease the prostituting. https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Cortizo-designa-directivos-Tocumen-SA_0_5348465161.html The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo , appointed the Deputy Minister of the Presidency, Juan Antonio Ducruet , as president of the board of directors of Tocumen Airport, SA According to Law 23 of 2003, said board of …

"JB"

PNO.com in front of the big boys on this one. TOCUMEN corruption.

We followed up on this Panamerica.com article on 5/21. I’m all over this shit. “JB” http://panamanowonline.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2986&action=edit https://m.panamaamerica.com.pa/economia/negociado-en-tocumen-se-impondria-ante-la-oaci-1135084 ______________________________________________________________________________ http://laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/contrato-entre-tocumen-aerojato-panama/24126970 During the government of Juan Carlos Varela (2014-2019), Dulcidio De La Guardia was appointed president of the Board of Directors of Tocumen International Airport, SA (Aitsa). At the same time, De La …

Air Travel

ODEBRECHT grip on Tocumen extended with addendum.

The Comptroller General of the Republic received on Monday, June 3, the documents of the addendum five signed by Tocumen, SA and the construction company Odebrecht to extend the presence of the company in the construction of the new passenger terminal. The airport management had assured that the company would …

"JB"

Unholy alliance of Tocumen and Odebrecht just keeps chugging along. Horrible!!

by James “JB” Bryson- IMHO   A fifth addendum signed Tocumen, SA and the Brazilian company Odebrecht to complete the construction of the new passenger terminal. Tocumen will give 120 days to Odebrecht to finish work The modification will be for 120 days and does not include an increase in …

"JB"

How cool is this? UBER offering submarine rides off Barrier Reef in Australia.

View video from La Prensa: https://www.prensa.com/videos/videos_del_dia/Uber-submarino-Gran-Barrera-Coral_2_5310988851.html

Air Travel

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Air quality in Mexico City deemed extraordinarily dangerous.

Authorities of Mexico City and its metropolitan area declared an extraordinary environmental risk on Tuesday due to high levels of pollution , which implies the restriction to vehicular traffic and the reprogramming of a semifinal game of the Mexican soccer tournament. The measures come amid complicated weather conditions and numerous …

Air Travel

US Travel Update: Air Service to Venezuela is suspended

The US Department of Transportation ordered this Wednesday, May 15, the suspension of air service between Venezuela and the United States. This order affects the cargo and passenger services that were offered between both nations. It also includes public and private mail services. https://www.prensa.com/economia/Unidos-suspende-servicio-aereo-Venezuela_0_5304969470.html    

Air Travel

BE ADVISED: American Airlines suspending travel to Venezuela

American Airlines will suspend its flights to Venezuela indefinitely due to the political crisis and turmoil that continues to afflict the South American country, the airline announced on Thursday. Mexico has not considered giving asylum to Nicolás Maduro American Airlines will try to resume service when conditions are right, but …

Air Travel

Tocumen joins the rest of First World airports with the addition of self service kiosks.

The Tocumen International Airport, the main airport in Panama, has launched a convenient passenger registration service through modern self-service kiosks integrated with airlines, which will offer a simplified technological solution to the complete registration of passengers, through of safe and fluid management for national and international trips. It consists of …

Air Travel

Final cost of New Tocumen terminal will skirt $1 Billion

The expansion project of the Tocumen International Airport will cost the National Government $ 917 million in total; that is, $ 137 million more than its original price, confirmed yesterday the general manager of Tocumen International Airport, SA (AITSA), Óscar Ramírez, during the presentation of the management report for the period …

Air Travel

Flight from Chile marks first use of Tocumen Terminal 2 – prior to WYD influx

At approximately 4:44 p.m. arrived at Terminal 2 of Tocumen International Airport, the first commercial flight from Chile. The first commercial flight belongs to the Panamanian airline Copa Airlines. This Tuesday, January 21, Terminal 2 opened partially by enabling the five boarding doors to receive flights. It is expected that by …

Air Travel

With expanded Terminals, TOCUMEN now recognized as most ON TIME regional airport in the world

The Tocumen International Airport with an index of 91.11% was awarded the On Time Performance Airport 5 star award, as the most punctual medium-sized airport in the world, according to the British aeronautical analysis consultant, Official Airline Guide (OAG), after evaluating the performance of global punctuality during the year 2018. …

Air Travel

Tocumen begins preparedness for massive influx for WYD.

The maneuverability of the Tocumen International Airport will be put to the test to receive a large part of the participants in the World Youth Day (WYD), which will run from January 22 to 27. Currently, in the hours of greatest demand (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm) the operation of …

Air Travel

Lufthansa (largest German carrier), and other airlines to increase traffic to Tocumen

The inventory of air frequencies is expanded. Several airlines have announced new frequencies from Panama in order to expand their service in the region and meet the demand of their customers. As of November 3 of this year, the German airline Lufthansa will add an additional frequency to its route Panama …

Air Travel

Tocumen receiving bids to expand

The International Airport of Tocumen, SA -which operates the terminal under the model of a private company- informed on Wednesday May 9 that it received five technical and economic proposals for the first phase of construction of the free zone that will be developed adjacent to the terminal of cargo. …

Air Travel

APA reports a number of airports in the country have “defiencies”

The deterioration of the airstrips and air terminals in the country has caused that even gangs of the  Ministry of Public Works (MOP) have to make repairs. A few days ago, a crew of the Canabo Regional Directorate of the MOP completed the rehabilitation works of several internal sections of …

Air Travel

Copa Airlines restarting flights to Venezuela next week

Next week will be the official restart of Copa Airlines flights  to Venezuela , announced the CEO and CEO of the airline, Pedro Heilbron , on leaving the CADE 2018 forum . “We hope to renew flights as soon as possible to Venezuela, but that can not be done overnight, …

Air Travel

Flights from Venezuela to Panama suspended

From 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Panama and Venezuela stopped having air-commercial relations when the 90-day suspension ordered by the Cabinet Council came into force. Last March, Panama included President  Nicolás Maduro and other top political leaders of Venezuela on a list of “high risk” personalities to commit money laundering. It …

Air Travel

Air Europa to open a route to Panama

Air Europa will return to China, the country it flew between 2005 and 2006, but had to stop operating due to lack of profitability Air Europa, Globalia’s air division, continues with its expansion and plans to fly to China in two years, in addition to opening “imminently” a route to …

Air Travel

COPA to refund Venezuela bound passengers

Yesterday Venezuela ordered the suspension of the economic, commercial and financial relationship with subjects of the Republic of Panama Copa Airlines said in a statement that the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ordered, by resolution published in Official Gazette No. 6369, dated April 5, 2018, the suspension of …