Among the companies are Air Canada, Jet Blue, All Nippon Airways and Southwest, who have approached airport authorities to learn about the terminal's operations.
Without going into detail, Juan Carlos Pino, manager of Tocumen SA, indicated that the companies' intentions are formal.
Panamanian authorities have also approached European airlines, including Air France and Lufthansa.
Given the increased number of operations that the arrival of new airlines would generate, Tocumen has hired 75 immigration and customs agents to strengthen this area, which forms a bottleneck during peak traveling hours. It was reported that these new staff will stay permanently at the airport and will not be transferred to other areas, as is currently done.