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Passenger traffic grow 5.1% in Tocumen Airport

Posted on 2018-12-05

The Tocumen International Airport, the main air Panama terminal, closed the first half of the year marked by a continuous growth in the number of passengers carried, to receive 7,933,597 passengers from January to June 2018, representing a variation positive 5.13% compared to the same period in 2017.

According to the data provided by the Vice President of planning and strategy, passengers who made stopover in the Tocumen International Airport to continue their journey on another flight (in transit or connection) achieved an increase of 9.3% to the Register 5,797,848 million passengers of the annual total, between January and June 2018.


In these first 6 months, the Tocumen International Airport, attended on average 43 thousand passengers per day, which were mobilized through 23 commercial carriers, which establish connections with 86 cities in 37 countries of America, Europe and Asia.

During this same period, Vía Tocumen International Airport received 1,092,335 passengers from arrival in the country while they left 1, 043,414 passengers.

Meanwhile, aircraft movements increased by 1.1%, to registering a total of 73,324 arrivals and takeoffs of aircraft.


Tocumen International Airport, also unveiled a new and interesting data, which demonstrates the destinations with greater traffic of passengers travelling through Panama during this period. Between these destinations, leads it San Jose (Costa Rica), followed by Bogotá (Colombia); Miami (USA); Cancun (Mexico) and Havana (Cuba).

Taking into account the performance by region of the movement of passengers, statistical data of the Panamanian terminal include a percentage participation from and to South America from 41%; North America had a performance by 31% and the Caribbean recorded a 12%.


Furthermore, in regard to the cargo business, will have 16 commercial airline cargo operating in the Panamanian terminal which mobilized a total of 84,421 metric tons of goods.

In June of this year, the Tocumen International Airport with an index of the 89.5% turned out award-winning for the second consecutive award On Time Performance Airport 5 star, as one of the more specific medium-sized airports in the world, awarded by the English consultant of aeronautical analysis, Official Airline Guide (OAG).


Source ANPanama

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