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Copa Airlines Arriving Bocas del Toro Soon.

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From June 2012, Isla Colon, in the province of Bocas del Toro, Panama, will be part of the tourist destinations to which passengers can reach using the Panamanian airline Copa Airlines. The company has reached an agreement with the domestic airline Air Panama, which is responsible for transferring passengers from Tocumen International Airport to Isla Colon.

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Original Article Text From La Prensa via Google Translate :

Isla Colon Connected with Latin America

Since June 2012, Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro province, will be part of the tourist destinations to which passengers can reach the Panamanian airline Copa Airlines.

The company reached an agreement with the domestic airline Air Panama, which is responsible for transferring passengers from the Tocumen International Airport to Isla Colon.

The domestic terminal is enabled since mid-2011, and the work is $ 600,000 invested, said Juan Carlos Pino, manager of Tocumen SA.

The structure, formerly used as a warehouse, has the capacity to handle 200 people at the same time.
Copa Airlines made the announcement after the company handed to Jera SA Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) the remodeling of the international airport of Isla Colon.

The work represented an investment of $ 576 000 and in some cases doubled and tripled the existing spaces.
The arrival area was expanded from 56 square meters to 113 meters, and the gate was extended to 95 square meters from the 69 that originally had the terminal.

The track of Bocas del Toro has a thousand 500 meters long and 20 meters wide and the departure lounge has chairs for 93 people.

Joseph Mohan, Commercial Vice President of Copa Airlines, reported “that the goal will be to promote tourism in Isla Colon, mainly from South America,” at an early stage. He said the routes and frequencies to Isla Colon will be published in the coming weeks.

FAA statistics show that annually an average of 66 000 496 people used the airport in Isla Colon, of which 70% are tourists.

In addition to establishing air links to Isla Colon, Copa Airlines also has within its plans include Enrique Malek airport in the city of David, Chiriquí.

Although the airport is also subject to a complete makeover, Copa Airlines has asked the government to build a perimeter fence that prevents the passage of animals and people by the runway.

Work on the terminal Chiriqui recorded an increase of 65% and it is estimated that the work will be delivered between March and April 2012, three months later than projected. The rains in late 2011 have slowed expansion work, reports said.

AIRPORT INVESTMENT
$ 100 Millions are being invested in the refurbishment of national airports.
$ 53 Million construction cost of the international airport in Rio Hato.

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