An archipelago of effortlessly beautiful islands in the Gulf of Chiriquí on the Pacific coast of the country, Islas Secas is set to become an inspired eco-destination befitting the most intrepid traveller.
Air Europa will consolidate its presence in Central America with the launch of its new route to Panama in June. At the same time, the carrier will offer passengers a codeshare option with Copa Airlines to travel on from Panama to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador or Guatemala.
JW Marriott Panama, formerly the Bahia Grand Panama Hotel, enjoys a desirable ocean front location in Panama’s iconic 932-foot building – the tallest in Central America.
Norwegian Bliss has become the largest passenger ship to transit the Panama Canal since the completion of the canal’s expansion project in 2016.
Air China will launch a new route from Beijing to Panama City, via Houston, on April 5th. The new route is expected to greatly facilitate exchanges between both countries as well as neighbouring regions, while providing passengers with a greater range of options.
Located in one of the most cosmopolitan capitals in the region, Panama City, the new hotel towers above the heart of the business district within the ultra-modern, 50-floor Evolution Tower on Calle 50.
From January to May 2017, Panama received a total of 102,388 European tourists, a 25.4 per cent increase on the same period in 2016, according to data from the Panama Tourism Authority. Visitors come mostly from Spain, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands, who choose Panama for its nature and culture.
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.
Emirates has revealed its plans to launch services to Panama City, beginning February 1st, 2016. The new service will be the longest non-stop flight in the world, at a record 17 hours 35 minutes in the westbound direction. The new route will also be Emirates’ first gateway destination in Central America.
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 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.
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.