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Spanair Coming to Tocumen

Article Summary:

Spanair is negotiating with Panama to establish a hub at Tocumen International Airport for their passengers to connect in Panama to other countries of the isthmus.

Original Article Text From La Prensa via Google Translate :

Spanair Airline is Interested in Panama

Panama’s geographic position and air hub at Tocumen International Airport have attracted interest from Spanish airline Spanair. The airline plans to start flights to the region and is seeking a country where the passengers can make connections to other destinations.

Spanair executives met with Panamanian officials in the last incentive tourism fair, held in early December in Barcelona, where the company is headquartered. During the meeting, representatives agreed that the Panamanians would perform the steps with executives of the airline to schedule a meeting and discuss the possibility of establishing a codeshare agreement. Both airlines belonging to Star Alliance, a point which would facilitate the negotiation between the companies. So far, Iberia is the only Spanish airline that flies to Panama.

Air Europa also interested in flying to the country and even reached a deal with the Panamanian government, but ultimately the negotiations did not closed and the Tourism Authority strengthened the relationship with Iberia.

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