Tocumen International Airport, one of the most important in the region, receives European passengers arriving into the country on direct flights. Major European airlines have recently announced that they will be adding either new routes or frequencies to the Panamanian capital.
Executives of the German airline Lufthansa are awaiting authorization from their headquarters to establish a direct flight between Frankfurt and Panama City, as published by the news agency ANPanamá. Dirk van Nieuwkerk, general manager for Mexico and Central America, told the Panama News Agency that it all depends on the headquarters giving authorization and assigning a plane, but they already have many destinations.
The Panamanian Association of Hotels (APATEL) signed a strategic alliance of cooperation with the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Colombia (COTELCO) to exchange experiences, information, and knowledge, as well as facilitate employment opportunities for the different hotel members in both associations.