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Panama Tocumen International

The airport is the main hub for the flag airline of Panama, Copa Airlines, which operates to more than 73 cities across the whole of the Americas, reason why the airport call itself” Th Hub of The Americas”.

All flights from Europe to Tocumen International Airport come from key gateways such as London with Avianca direct from Heathrow and reaching Panama via Bogota. In addition, via Frankfurt with Lufthansa, Madrid with Iberia, Amsterdam with KLM and Istanbul with Turkish Airlines. It is also possible to travel via the USA via Miami or New York.

The airport is a key hub for connections between the Caribbean, South America, North America and Central America.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for the first two hours via “Tocumen Free” network.


Getting there

The airport is located 24 km from Panama City.

The airport is located 24 km from Panama City, reachable via the South Corridor Toll Road, approximately taking 20 minutes by car, or Avenida Domingo Diaz, via Tocumen, approximately taking 20 minutes by car, both run northeast from the city.


The airport is comprised by a single terminal building, divided into North and South areas. In the last few years, it has modernized and expanded its facilities, doubling up capacity and adding an enhanced baggage handling system, platforms while still undertaking on-going expansion.

During 2018, the airport will complete the construction of the new South Terminal, Terminal 2.

Level one of the terminal contains the airline counters, security checkpoints and the tax-free area. The level two contains the departure area and access to south and north concourses. The third level has offices and food and drink establishments.

All areas of the terminal are connected by footpaths.

Airport Lounges

Irrespective of the class of service passengers are flying, there are airport lounges that can be accessible by paying at the door, booking a day lounge pass or through a lounge membership program such as Priority Pass.  In this guide, we give you an overview of all lounges existing at Tocumen airport.


  • Tocumen Royal Saloon. Landside - take the stairways to the 3rd Level. The lounge is located on the right-hand side, next to 'Irene's Boutique'. Opening hours: 24 hours. All passengers can access the lounge by paying a fee of GBP25 at the door for a three-hour stay. Click here for more information.


  • Copa Club – United. Airside, 2nd Floor, near gates 21 & 21A. Opening hours: 05:15 – 22:45. The following passengers are eligible for complimentary access: Star Alliance Gold status passengers on international flights with Star Alliance member airlines and passengers travelling in Business Class or in First Class on international flights with any Star Alliance member airlines. It is also possible to pay at the door a fee of USD60 subject to availability. Click here for more information.



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