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Tocumen is going through an expansion process with the construction of the South Terminal at a cost of $779.4 million. On the first mezzanine will have an area for passengers arriving, with custom offices, 60 migration windows, administration offices, baggage carrousel, arrival hall and a modern baggage system capable of handling 6,500 pieces of luggage per hour.
The second mezzanine will be dedicated to departures with 50 stations for passengers, duty free stores, waiting rooms, ample circulation hallways and 20 new gates. The third level will house airline offices, operations rooms and on the fourth floor a room for VIP passenger is located, together with food courts, airline and administrative offices.
The South Terminal building will measure 75,000 SQM, 9,000 SQM of which will be dedicated to the commercial area. A control tower will be constructed for the new terminal which will be able to handle Boeing 737’s and Boeing 777’s among others. A four lane boulevard to connect the South Terminal with the South Corridor is also being built. Once the project is completed Tocumen will be able to manage 33 million passengers a year.
Once the South Terminal is ready, Tocumen International Airport will measure 148,000 SQM, with eight remote positions, 54 gates for arrivals and departures, completing 62 bridges and will become the connection hub of the region.