Flights From The United States Will Arrive Directly to Chiriqui
Friday, April 13 2012 @ 08:33 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
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)