More Direct Flights to Panama from Europe
Panama ranked in the 11th position of countries largest air connectivity direct flights to Panama, offered by worldwide airlines allow to connect to 89 destinations around the world. The Austrian authorities are interested in signing a memorandum with Panama to ensure that Austria Airlines, leading airline in the country, can achieve a codeshare agreement with Lufthansa, which last March established direct flights to Panama.
The director of the Civil Aviation Authority, said that “this doesn’t mean that Austrian Airlines will fly to Panama, but achieving shared with Lufthansa code, travelers from the European nation will have more facilities, such as registration of luggage through flights in German airline”.
Direct flights to Panama could soon include Qatar as new air route. This is due to the delay in the inaugural Emirates Airline flight, which was supposed to take place in February, allowing the possibility that Qatar airlines fill take that space.
Panama has endorsed 26 air agreements and maintains 36 air commercial relations with other nations. Emirates still maintains current intentions to connect Dubai with Panama during 2017. Joseph Fidanque III, manager of Tocumen, S.A., said that a few days ago, he received a call from Emirates executives reaffirming the interest of the company’s flights to Panama from Dubai. If realized, it would be the longest air route in the world, with a duration of 17 hours and 35 minutes.