Tocumen International Airport handled 4.5 million passengers in 2020
The figure represents a decrease of 70.11% compared to the previous year, due to the stoppage of commercial air transport
Tocumen International Airport, “Hub of the Americas” and an important hub in Latin America, closed 2020 with a total of 4,526,663 million passengers served at its facilities, which represents a decrease of 70.11% compared to the year above, due to the
stoppage of commercial air transport.
Of the total passengers registered last year, 675,087 people made international outbound flights via Tocumen Airport, a decrease of 68.26% compared to the previous year.
Meanwhile, a total of 663,177 travelers entered Panama in 2020, through the country's main air terminal, that is, 70.40% less compared to 2019.
On the other hand, connecting or stopover passengers totaled 3,188,399, which meant a drop of 70.41% compared to 2019.
Regarding the number of operations, the Tocumen International Airport accumulated a drop of 65%, about 50,976 take-off and landing maneuvers, some 98,832 operations less than the previous year.
Between January and December 2020, the average aircraft movement at Tocumen International Airport was 140 daily operations, while an average of 12,402 passengers used the facilities per day.
The main destinations to and from where the largest number of travelers traveled are headed by Miami (USA) with 266,170 passengers; followed by Bogotá (Colombia) with a total of 221,848 people; while Cancun (Mexico) registered 197,853 users and Havana (Cuba) achieved a movement of 168,696 passengers.
Regarding merchandise, in 2020 the 16 cargo airlines that operate in the “Hub of Panama”, transported 291,859 metric tons of merchandise, 11.40% less compared to the same period of 2019, due to the fact that part of the usual cargo is moved on commercial passenger aircraft.
Tocumen International Airport, the main one in Panama and Hub of Central America and the Caribbean, closed 2020 connecting with 60 destinations in 35 countries in America and Europe.