Tocumen International Airport mobilizes more than 1.2 million passengers during the month of April

The Tocumen International Airport mobilized 1,243,475 passengers during the month of April, which represents an additional 787,211 passengers compared to the same period during the year 2021.

Raffoul Arab, General Manager of the Tocumen International Airport, stated: “The reduction of mobility restrictions and the recovery of passenger confidence to travel are key measures for the recovery of the air transport industry.”

This figure represents a significant increase in passenger movement compared to last year, due to the global increase in vaccinated people and the sanitary measures applied by different countries, added Arab.

destinations and markets.

According to the data provided by the Department of Statistics of Tocumen SA, in April Tocumen maintained its direct connections to 78 destinations, through 20 airlines.

The mobilization of passengers through Tocumen in the month of April 2022 is headed by users from South America, which represented 46%, North America 29%, the Caribbean 10%, Central America 10%, and Europe 5%.

During the month of April 2022, 10,704 aircraft arrival and takeoff operations were carried out. Of the total number of passengers who used the Tocumen terminal, 74% were connecting passengers.

For its part, Copa Airlines announces that starting in June it will once again fly from the Tocumen International Airport in Panama, to two of the most sought-after destinations in the Caribbean: St. Maarten and Barbados.

The Copa Airlines route to St. Maarten will be reactivated on Wednesday, June 1, with flights to and from this island every Wednesday and Friday. The air connection with Barbados will be enabled from Wednesday June 15 and there will also be two weekly flights to this destination: on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Regional terminals and cargo

On the other hand, 20,281 metric tons of merchandise were moved at the cargo terminal.

Domestic traffic and charter flights from Canada, in the regional terminals managed by the Tocumen International Airport, registered 20,194 travelers and 1,805 aircraft operations in April.

As part of the economic reactivation plan led by President Laurentino Cortizo, in the first half of this year operations will be fully opened in the new Terminal 2 in Tocumen and the Panama Pacific Terminal will be reopened for low-cost airlines.

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