Joining the list of nations that are flying direct to and from Panama, Turkish Airlines will now destine direct flights beginning in February of 2016. Officials at Tocumen Airport (PTY- Panama) informs us that the airline will be using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with an initial frequency of three flights a week. Continue reading
This was great news for all travelers to and from the Royal Emirates to Panama. I just had to re-print it here from this article.
“Dubai (AFP) – Dubai’s Emirates Airline announced Thursday it will launch the world’s “longest non-stop flight” in February from the bustling Gulf emirate to Panama City, lasting more than 17 hours.
The carrier will fly daily to Panama’s capital in a passenger flight operated by a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft which can also carry up to 15 tonnes of cargo, Emirates said in a statement. Continue reading
Panamanians and all those who reside in Panama have new options to visit other countries now. While in recent years Panama has added air routes to Spain and France, the window now opens to incorporate growth flights to nearby destinations like Colombia. Competition is most assuredly showing an impact on rates, making them more accessible for travelers. Continue reading
COPA Airlines (Compañia Panameña de Aviación), subsidiary of Copa Holdings, SA, and member of the global airline network Star Alliance, began its direct flights to the cities of Georgetown (Guyana) and Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA), from its Hub of the Americas International Airport Tocumen on July 11, 2014, connecting with their services along the American continent. Continue reading
As we discussed in our previous post, the increasing preference for hostel accomodation in Panama has created more excitement and enthusiasm about traveling to our Isthmus; indeed it has made travel here more affordable when tourists overseas were just beginning to think that Panama was out of their reach. Continue reading
February is Carnaval month in Panama, as many returning tourits know worldwide, and it is as good a time as any to discuss the topic of finding lodging in Panama, especially Panama City. Panama is in the midst of an enormous commercial growth, 11% as reported by our governmental agencies, and part of it is the dizzying building boom particularly in upscale, multi-story (high rise) hotels. Continue reading
Port Charlotte, Florida is home to an organization of Panamanians that has been operating as the Sociedad Panameña de Port Charlotte for nearly twenty years. The group, headed by Tyrone and Yolanda Peters, offers its members a unique opportunity every year to board a cruise ship and “return home” for Patriot month- November- to partake of and enjoy the festivities. Continue reading