Panama will keep flights suspended until June 22

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Panama will keep flights suspended until June 22
Mon May 18, 2020

The Civil Aviation Authority (AAC) renewed the suspension that expired on May 22


The National Government, through the Civil Aviation Authority, decided to extend the suspension of all international commercial flights for reasons of Public Health. The measure will be for 30 calendar days, starting at 11:59 p.m. May 22, 2020.

International flights will remain suspended until June 22 for "public health reasons" as a consequence of the Covid-19 health crisis.

The suspension is for commercial and passenger flights. However, humanitarian flights and those necessary to transport products, hospital medical equipment, medications, vaccines and any public health supplies to face the pandemic due to the new coronavirus are excepted from the rule.

International flights have been suspended since March 22, a week after the government declared a national state of emergency due to the health crisis.
This is a story with wide repercussions on the connectivity of the American continent with the rest of the world, since Tocumen International Airport, a hub for Copa Airlines, largely connects the Americas with the rest of the world.

In parallel with this news, the Hub of the Americas was awarded at the World Airport Awards 2020 by the Skytrax consultancy. It has been recognized as "Best Airport and Best Airport Personnel in Central America".


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