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The (ODEBRECHT) T2 Terminal at Tocumen formally opens.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220622/nueva-t2-principal-aeropuerto-panama-comienza-formalmente-operaciones?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The Tocumen International Airport, the main one in Panama, put into operation this Wednesday the new terminal two (T2), a work of 917 million dollars that triples the operational capacity of this important regional connection center. With the new terminal, boarding gates and 12 remote aircraft parking positions at …

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TRAVEL INFO: COPA to begin operations in ODEBRECHT “stained” bibe money next week.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/220615/copa-airlines-abrira-operaciones-nueva-terminal-principal-aeropuerto-panama?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Copa Airlines will operate from June 22 at the new terminal of the Tocumen International Airport, the main airport in the country and an important regional connection hub, being the airline that will inaugurate the so-called T2. Starting next Wednesday, all Copa international operations with origin and final destination …

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Panama continues to revel in shiny, improved TOCUMEN.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220329/nuevo-centro-control-coloca-aeropuerto-tocumen-avanzados-region Tocumen International Airport is preparing to put its new Airport Operations Control Center (AOCC) into operation, starting next May, when Terminal 2 is scheduled to open. The general manager of the Tocumen Airport, Raffoul Arab, explained that it is a space provided with high-tech tools where multiple operational processes, …

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The FAA of Panama seeks to ease restrictions with Covid decreasing.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which encompasses a large part of the world’s airlines, renewed its call to eliminate barriers to air travel, at a time when COVID-19 cases are falling by the greatest number. part of the regions and many countries are reducing those restrictions. In a statement, …

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Once back I will never stop on ODEBRECHT. Panama must cut the cord.

Listen to tape for audio: https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/tocumen-acusa-a-odebrecht-ante-el-tacp/ Tocumen SA accused the Odebrecht company of presenting false arguments and misrepresenting the airport’s position before the Administrative Court of Public Procurement (TACP). Tocumen asks the public procurement court to reject Odebrecht’s letter The Brazilian company presented a document to the TACP where it assures that …

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Tocumen expansion ready to go.

What was in the construction phase when I was last in Panama, is poised to now become the flagship terminal for air travel into Panama. Anxious to see what so much money went into, and then my mind wanders to those who profited greatly under Varela during it’s approval, planning, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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

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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 …

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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    

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …