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Flights From The United States Will Arrive Directly to Chiriqui

Infrastructure Upgrades
The Newly Remodeled Enrique Malek Airport in David Chiriqui Panama
The Newly Remodeled Enrique Malek Airport in David Chiriqui Panama
In its final stage, after solving some initial, is the progress of the remodeling and expansion of the Enrique Malek Airport in David, Chiriqui. The work, valued at $ 27.4 million dollars, is scheduled for completion in July 2013. It is hoped that with the expansion of the new runway, aircraft like the Boeing 757 and others with greater passenger capacity will be able to land at the airport, and since it was designed to handle heavier aircraft flights would be able to arrive more frequently.

The engineer of the company Constructura RIVAS SA, Luis Ricardo Almillátegui, said they experienced some delays at the beginning, particularly in the area of ​​the runway because the weather was not favorable. He said they also had problems with permits from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the National Environmental Authority (ANAM) in relation to the extraction of materials, but all these were corrected. Almillátegui said the new terminal will provide a luxury service to both domestic and foreign passengers.

The completion of this important work will increase tourism in the province of Chiriqui. There will be direct flights from the United States and other parts of the world. During a visit by this newspaper, we saw the work that had been done inside of the terminal, which will have four rooms where Panamanians and foreigners will be served. According to Almillátegui, the Enrique Malek Airport will be four times larger than the current terminal.

For his part, Ricardo Brenes, the airport administrator, said the terminal project is a major breakthrough in terms of economic movement. He added that since the beginning, the management of airports conducts inspections to verify that the work is being performed in the best manner. (Panama America)

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Flights From The United States Will Arrive Directly to Chiriqui
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, April 13 2012 @ 10:14 PM EDT

Thanks Don - this is great news! When we make the trip to Panama, our final destination is always Chiriqui. A direct flight has all kinds of advantages.

Como dice la gentes alla..... Orgullosamente Chiricano - meto!

Flights From The United States Will Arrive Directly to Chiriqui
Authored by: salmegal28 on Saturday, April 14 2012 @ 08:47 AM EDT

This is marvelous news. But I wonder, are there going to be more connecting flights from David to Bocas del Toro, and back, regular schedulted flights? and to Changuinola? Currently there are very few, especially since there is no more Aeroperlas. Is there any more news about why Aeroperlas left the scene? Is there some kind of master plan for flights that no one knows about? New carriers? Sure would be nice for the tourist industry in Bocas to be in the know, not to mention ex-pats that live in these places and currently have few options for better hospital and vet care in Bocas del Toro province.