Tocumen Airport: Passenger Traffic Grows 5.1%

Posted on 2018-08-22


The Tocumen International Airport, the main air terminal in Panama, closed the first half of the year marked by the continuous growth in the number of passengers transported, receiving 7,933,597 passengers from January to June 2018, which represents a positive variation of 5 , 13% compared to the same period of 2017.

According to the data provided by the Vice President of Planning and Strategy, passengers who made the stopover at the Tocumen International Airport to continue their trip on another flight (in transit or connection) reached an increase of 9.3% in the register 5,797. 848 million passengers of the interannual total, between January and June 2018. In these first 6 months, the Tocumen International Airport, served an average of 43 million passengers per day, which were mobilized through 23 commercial airlines, with 86 cities in 37 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. In this same period, the Tocumen International Airport received 1,092,335 passengers arriving in the country, while 1, 043,414 passengers left. Meanwhile, aircraft movements were made at 1.1%, registering a total of 73,324 arrivals and departures of aircraft.

The Tocumen International Airport also unveiled a new and interesting data, which shows the destinations with the highest passenger traffic traveling through Panama in this same period. Among these destinations, it is headed by San José (Costa Rica), followed by Bogotá (Colombia); Miami (USA); Cancun (Mexico) and Havana (Cuba).

Considering the performance by region of the movement of passengers, the statistical data of the terminal. Panamanian highlights a percentage share from and to South America of 41%; North America had a performance of 31% and the Caribbean registered 12%. For its part, in relation to the cargo business, there are 16 commercial windows operating in the Panamanian terminal which mobilized a total of 84,421 metric tons of merchandise.

In June of this year, the Tocumen International Airport with an index of 89.5% was won for the second consecutive year with the On-Time Performance 5 Stars airport award, as one of the most medium airports in the world, awarded by the English consultancy Aeronautical, Official Airline Guide (OAG).

Source: ANPanama