The sky is the limit: Tocumen growth

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The design of the Tocumen International Airport.

The design of the Tocumen International Airport.

Tocumen International Airport’s new Southern Concourse is expected to be completed sometime in 2016. Its design, being erected by the Brazilian construction giant Norberto Odebrecht, resembles that of a stealth jet, part of the United States’ “invisible” super-fighter fleet.

As the regional air hub grows, it is taking a first-world turn. Some $60 million were spent on the new Northern Concourse, which brought 12 new gates to Tocumen. In comparison, the Southern Concourse will cost over $769 million and will integrate a new highway from the Southern Corridor (Corredor Sur) to the airport, a new control tower and 8,000 square meters of duty free shopping.

When it is finished, Tocumen will boast 54 gates and be able to handle 18 million passengers.

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