Airport Information

Whether flying into Panama or around this beautiful country, here you will find all the information needed in regards to the international and domestic airports.

Tocumen International Airport Information

Tocumen International Airport (IATA code: PTY) is the only international airport in Panama and is located 15 miles (24 km) from Panama City. It is Central America's biggest and busiest airport by passenger traffic and also the only one with two fully operational runways. 
 
Several hotels will offer pick-up service from the airport with shuttle bus or private car so you might want to ask for this service prior to arriving. However, if you haven’t arranged any pick up, the best way to transfer to the city is by taxi. There are also buses available but there is no proper bus station around. You will need to walk out the airport and find the nearest bus stop on the street side so we wouldn’t recommend using this alternative.  The standard taxi fee from the airport to Panama City is USD 20 but could be a little bit more if you are staying in a non-centric location. You should try to negotiate the taxi fee before taking it because there are no taximeters and the driver might try to rip you off. You should also make sure the fee the taxi driver is telling you will cover your luggage transport. Some drivers might want to charge extra per bag and you don’t want to find that out after you arrived at your destination.    
The fastest and nicest route to take to the city is by using the Corredor Sur (Southern Highway). It will get you there in around 15 minutes but please note that there is a toll to pay (around USD 3) and most taxi drivers will charge it to you. If you don’t want to use the highway, make sure to tell your driver and expect to take around 45 minutes to get to the city. 
 
Contact information of the airport as follows:
General Information: +507-2382700
Passenger Services: + 507-2382761
e-mail:informacion@tocumenpanama.aero

Albrook Airport

The Marcos A. Gelabert Airport, commonly known as Albrook Airport (IATA code: PAC), is located west of downtown Panama City and is the main domestic airport of Panama. From Albrook Airport you can take daily flights to every major city in Panama using any of their domestic airlines. Albrook Airport operates domestic flights to 25 domestic destinations and to San Jose, Costa Rica.  The most popular destinations to go from this airport are Contadora (Pearl Islands), Comarca Guna Yala and Bocas del Toro. Private flights are also operated from this airport.
The best way to go to this airport is also by taxi. The fares are quite cheap in the city and it is just convenient as there are no direct buses to there. 
 
Contact information of the airport as follows:
General Information: +507-5019272
Passenger Services: + 507-5019292
e-mail:administradormaq@aeronautica.gob.pa

The rest of the domestic airports in the country are not that commonly used as it is easy, fast and cheap to reach the provinces by road.  Anyway we will provide you the names and contact phone numbers of them below for your convenience. 

Airport Contact telephone
Enrique Malek Airport, David, Chiriqui +507 721-1072
Puerto Armuelles Airport, Chiriqui  +507 770-7427
Bocas International Airport, Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro  +507 757-9208
Capitan Manuel Niño Airport, Changuinola, Bocas del Toro +507 758-8231
Enrique A. Jimenez Airport, Colon +507 430-2735
Alonso Valderrama Airport, Chitre  +507 996-4432
Scarlett Martinez Airport, Coclé  +507 993-2286
Penonomé Airport, Penonomé , Coclé  +507 997-1688
Ruben Cantu Airport, Santiago de Veraguas, Veraguas  +507 998-5252
Ramon Xatruch Airport, Darien +507 299-6217