The first Air France flight, to arrive in Panama on November 25th, will be a 777-200 aircraft with 309 seats. Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris will thus be connected with Tocumen through flights three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
This new frequency provides seating for 900 new passengers per week from the European market. The plane is divided into 35 seats in business class, 24 in premium economy, and 250 in economy class.
Flight scheduling from France determined that the departure from Paris will be at 13:30 and arrival in Panama City at 18:30. Planes will take off from Tocumen at 22:00 and arrive in Paris the next day at 14:10.
Panama is only the eighth country in Latin America to receive Air France flights. The Panama Tourism Authority (ATP) has made agreements with the French airline to promote the flights in a market where tourists have more traveling days and high purchasing power.
According to ATP statistics, in the month of August 111,090 Europeans arrived at Tocumen International Airport, of which 9,618 were French. European tourism grew by 15% over the same period last year.
Panama attracts the French with its opportunities for business and investment, with an economy that exceeds 8% annual growth, in addition to its civil works, natural parks, history, golf courses, cruises, and tourist safety at beach destinations that ensure fun in the sun.