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Lufthansa launches new Frankfurt-Panama City service

Lufthansa launches new Frankfurt-Panama City service

3rd Mar 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Lufthansa has launched a non-stop service between Frankfurt, Germany, and Panama City. Flight LH 484 departed from Frankfurt at 10:15 today, and is scheduled to arrive at the Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen in Panama City at 16:40 local time this afternoon. Eastbound flight LH 485 will leave Panama City at 18:45 local time this evening, and is due to land in Frankfurt at 11:35 local time tomorrow.

US president Obama oversees $6bn Boeing-Copa aircraft order

US president Obama oversees $6bn Boeing-Copa aircraft order

Panama president Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez and United States president Barack Obama have witnessed a historic agreement in which Copa Airlines and Boeing announced an order for 61 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 airplanes. The order, valued at $6.6 billion at list prices, is the largest commercial transaction ever between a Panamanian and a US-based company. The signing ceremony took place in Panama City as leaders from throughout the Western hemisphere gathered for the seventh Summit of the Americas.

Lufthansa plans new flight to South American powerhouse Panama

Lufthansa plans new flight to South American powerhouse Panama

20th Feb 2015 Airline News

Lufthansa is further expanding its route network to South America with the airline set to offer year-round flights to Panama City for the first time from November 16th, subject to government approval. An Airbus A340-300 aircraft will fly five times a week between Frankfurt and the economic metropolis in Central America.

Panama welcomes new Gehry-designed museum

Panama welcomes new Gehry-designed museum

Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela, along with the nation’s Tourism Authority Administrator, Jesus Sierra Victoria, have inaugurated the first phase of Panama’s new Biomuseum designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry. The museum, which is the only project Frank Gehry has designed in Latin America, will place Panama as “a world-class historical library on the evolution of species”, said Victoria.

Panama City: A Carnival for the people

Panama City: A Carnival for the people

1st Mar 2013 Focus

As Panama emerges as a Latin American tourism destination authorities there are seeking to use the annual Carnival as a calling card for international visitors. Breaking Travel News here takes up the invitation and heads to Panama City to investigate what is on offer in the fastest growing economy in South America.

Tocumen Airport in Panama doubles capacity

Tocumen Airport in Panama doubles capacity

22nd Jun 2012 Airline News

A new terminal is to be built at Tocumen Airport in Panama, increasing the airport capacity to up to 18 million passengers - double its current capacity - by 2014. The new Muelle Sur (South Dock) Terminal will require an investment of around US$450 million and will occupy a space of 80,000 square metres with 36 new boarding gates. 

Central America Travel Market focuses on 2012 agenda

Central America Travel Market focuses on 2012 agenda

Ministers of tourism from the seven Central American countries – Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama – have unveiled the region’s tourism strategy for 2012 at the VIII Central America Travel Market (CATM) in Panama. At the event, 2012 was declared “The Year of Sustainable Tourism” for Central America. 

Panama launches global ad campaign

Panama launches global ad campaign

22nd May 2011 Press Release Tourism News

The Panama Tourism Authority (PTA) has launched a global advertising campaign to promote the country as a premier tourist destination during a ceremony held before the authorities of various tourism associations, media and special guests.

BA brings Panama closer

BA brings Panama closer

23rd Nov 2010 Press Release Airline News Tourism News

With the recent announcement by British Airways CEO Willie Walsh of twice weekly flights between London and San Juan (Puerto Rico) from March 2011, the number of British travellers to Panama is expected to increase in 2011.