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Panama airport expansion

Friday, February 18, 2011












As part of an effort to boost tourism, and to increase Panama's importance as a hub for international business travelers, the government plans to spend $200 million on airport development.

Half of this amount is destined for the expansion of the Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, along with an “Airport City”, including a commercial mall, offices, hotels, and a golf course.

Another $12.5 million will go to expand the Marcos Gelabert general-aviation facility in Allbrook, outside the capital.

The rest of the funds will be spent supporting the development and expansion of smaller airports in resort areas.

These include the Enrique Jiménez airport in Colón, on the Caribbean coast, and the Enrique Malek operation in David, on the Pacific coast near the Costa Rican border.



  • Airport managers and technicans
  • Equipment suppliers
  • Contractors
  • Architects
  • Tourism businesses