Airport traffic has doubled

Three years ago around 10,000 passengers circulated daily in the halls of the Tocumen International Airport, while today there are more than 19,000 passengers.

This increase is due mainly to the grand transformation in both infrastructure and administration that the airport has undergone, which were done to provide better conditions for passengers, airlines and concessionaires.

With the opening of the new North Wing last year, the terminal area's operational capacity has doubled, the airport management reported. In addition, they have incorporated facilities that consolidate it as the country's largest and one of the most modern airports in the Central American region.

A $100 million investment allowed the airport management group Tocumen S.A. to expand the international commerce area by 2,565 meters, transforming it into an area on par with international standards, as found only in the biggest global airports.

Pablo Thayer, business manager of Tocumen International Airport, said that they have equipped, furnished and distributed the new spaces within the North Wing, keeping passenger comfort and needs in mind and based on a functional design that adheres to criteria of comfort, accessibility and economy.

According to the Statistics Department of the Tocumen International Airport, in 2011 it recorded 5.8 million passengers, including those in transit and entering the country, a figure that ascended to 6.8 million travelers in 2012.

The average visitor spends $53.