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Panama Metro arrives at Tocumen International Airport

11 April 2023
Panama Metro arrives at Tocumen International Airport

With the inauguration of the branch of the Panama Metro, the Tocumen international airport takes a great leap in quality and regional competitiveness, connecting the airport with the center of the capital city in a comfortable, fast, economical and efficient way.

Starting this Wednesday, March 15, from 2:00 p.m. The Panama Metro begins the commercial operation of trains that connect the airport with the Corredor Sur and ITSE stations. Passengers, employees and users of the airport will be able to move quickly and comfortably to Albrook and vice versa.


Raffoul Arab, manager of Tocumen S.A., indicated that the arrival of the Metro at the airport is an added value that offers the opportunity to those passengers in transit who have a few hours, to get to know and live a little with Panamanians in their day to day. visit places of interest, shopping centers and restaurants outside the air terminals.


The performance that Tocumen has shown, overcoming the adverse conditions generated by the COVID 19 pandemic, supports the investment that the country has made by complementing a modern and efficient land connectivity system with Terminal 2, which we put into full operation on last June and with Terminal 1, added Arab.


Between both terminals, approximately 5,000 passengers a day enter and leave the country and, in high seasons, more than 10,000 passengers a day. In addition, airport activity generates a floating population, estimated at 15,000 people, including passengers, companions, employees, officials of tax, administrative, health and police authorities, concessionaires, contractors, subcontractors and providers of various services that converge every day in this airport.

 Convenience and environmental management

It should be noted that Tocumen, in addition to its privileged and incomparable geographical position, as of today is the only airport in the entire region connected to a land mass mobility system such as this Metro.


Arab considers that, from the point of view of the passenger, it is a great advantage. But, also from the environmental point of view, it is a valuable facility that contributes to reducing the impact of airport activities, by reducing CO2 emissions derived from the use of private cars that consume fossil fuels.

In this sense, the operations of the Metro to the Tocumen international airport complement the actions carried out by Tocumen, S.A. within the framework of its comprehensive environmental management policy, which seeks to be certified as a green airport.


Regional competitiveness and investments

Tocumen International Airport faces a lot of competition from several North and South American airports that have made, and are currently making, substantial investments to develop hub models like ours. In other words, the competition wants the business of Panama.


Thanks to the vision, leadership and support of the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, this year and next, Tocumen S.A. will execute projects for more than 60 million dollars in improvements to passenger terminals and runways.


Regarding the Metro, we will soon have a safe and friendly pedestrian crossing between both terminals with this station. In addition, we will maintain the free and permanent transport service that connects both terminals with the Metro station and with the Metro Bus.

About Tocumen, S.A.

Tocumen, S.A. is a company 100% owned by the Panamanian State, created by Law 23 of January 29, 2003. It is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority and meets the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). He self-manages his income, contributes to the State, to the Tourism Authorities of Panama, Civil Aeronautics; to the National Commission for the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Crimes (CONAPREDES), and is subject to the general laws and regulations applicable to public institutions in the country. It is responsible for the operation and administration of the Tocumen International Airport, the main entry and exit gate of Panama and air hub of the region.

It also manages and operates a cargo terminal and the Enrique Malek regional terminals in Chiriquí; Panama Pacific, in Panama West; Scarlett Martínez in the Province of Coclé and Enrique Jiménez in the province of Colón.



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