Panama Airport - Tocumen (PTY)

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Panama Airport, officially known as Tocumen International Airport (IATA: PTY, ICAO: MPTO), is the international airport serving the city of Panama city, the capital of Panama. Is the busiest airport in Panama and also the busiest airport in Central America.

 

 

The airport is located 24 km east of downtown Panama city.

Panama Airport - Tocumen (IATA: PTY) is the main airport in Central America.
Panama Airport - Tocumen (IATA: PTY) is the main airport in Central America.
The airport is located 24 kilometres east of Panama city.
The airport is located 24 kilometres east of Panama city.
Panama Airport (PTY) served 8,5 Million passengers in 2014.
Panama Airport (PTY) served 8,5 Million passengers in 2014.
There is one operating terminal in Panama Airport.
There is one operating terminal in Panama Airport.
The airport is being expanded with a new terminal.
The airport is being expanded with a new terminal.
Panama Airport is the hub of Copa Airlines (Star Alliance), being one of the fastest growing companies in the region. Including Copa Airlines Colombia, it connects with more than 75 destinations from Tocumen Airport in The Caribbean, North, Central and South America.
The busiest international routes from Tocumen International Airport are Bogotá, Miami, San José de Costa Rica, Caracas, Havana and Mexico City.
In 2014, 8,536,342 passengers used the Airport representing a growth of 9,7%. The airport doubled the number of passengers in last 7 years.

 

Terminal (T1)

Panama Airport has currently only one terminal until the new Terminal 2 is completed.

The terminal is mainly used by international flights but it has a separated area for national destinations inaugurated in 2015.

The terminal was expanded in the last few years adding a new concourse (north concourse) with 12 new boarding fingers, increasing the total number of boarding fingers from 22 to 36.

 

- Ground Level 0: Is the arrivals area (Customs, Baggage Claim, Transport). Operate with domestic flights.

- Level 1: Check-in level. Vip Lounges.

- Level 2: Departures level, divided in the new North Concourse gates (Copa Airlines) and other Concourses (non-COPA airlines). VIP Lounges.

- Level 3: Offices, food and drink retail concessions.

Future developments

Panama Airport is the most important airport in Central America and is growing very fast becoming a hub for some airlines. There are plans to increase the total number of passengers served up to 15 million. The expansion of the airport includes a new Terminal and a third runway.

 

New Terminal (T2)

The new terminal (T2) or "South Terminal" is under construction and is located south of current terminal. It is planned to open in 2017 and will have 20 additional boarding gates, some of them capable to accommodate the Airbus A380.

 

New Runway

With the expansion of the airport is also predicted to build the third runway.

Transportation

Bus: There is a bus service called "Metro Bus" that connects Tocumen airport with Panama City, with very popular prices. The passengers must buy a prepaid card before leaving the airport. There are 6 bus routes with stops in the airport.

 

Free Shuttle: There is a free shuttle service (for those passengers on transit), from Panama Airport to a nearby Shopping Mall.

 

Taxi: Taxi drivers wait in arrivals to take you out to waiting taxis. There is an official notice board outside showing the standard fares to various places. To the city centre it costs $30 and takes 20-30mins.

Panama Airport in numbers

- 8,5 Million passengers in 2014

- 2 runways (3050m and 2682m)

- 34 gates

- 19 airlines

- 84 destination cities in 34 countries of America and Europe

- 360 average daily operations

- 1 operating terminal (Divided in National and International flights)

- 1 new terminal (T2) under construction

- 3445 employees

- 1st busiest airport in Panama and Central America

 

Contact information

Address: Avenida Domingo Díaz, Panama, Panama
Telephone: +507 238-2761

 

Lost and found

Telephone: +507 238 2938

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