First Flight with Tourists to New Airport
April will see the arrival of Canada ‘s first commercial flight to Scarlett Martinez International Airport which was recently opened in Rio Hato.
Scarlett Martinez airport terminal in Rio Hato will receive its first commercial flight next month. Juan Carlos Pino, manager of Tocumen SA withheld the name of the company, but said it was a company that will make direct charter flights from Canada to the airport.
“The terminal will be operational on March 15 and in April will see its first commercial flight,” confirmed Pino. “Air Canada, Air Transat, Can Jet and Webjet are some of the private airlines who inquired about the airport last year.”
Furthermore, ” … charter flights are being negotiated from Colombia , Venezuela and Spain. These will start when the hotel being constructed by the Spanish Riu chain on Playa Blanca comes into operation”.
The manager added that this month Tocumen will be putting out to tender the shopping areas in Rio Hato airport, Colon and David.” The bidding will be open and will not be made in blocks , ie , according to line of business.”