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The Panamanian airline, Air Panama, could fly three times a week to Roatan island in Honduras, announced Emilio Silvestri, director of the Honduran Tourism Institute. He has met with local tourism entrepreneurs and the airline executives to finalize the matter.
Silvestri said that this was an important advance to open the island to South American tourism through Panama. If an agreement is reached Air Panama will fly three times a week, bringing a total of 300 passengers.
Air Panama is an international airline based at Albrook “Marcos A. Gelabert” International Airport in Panama, and is currently the second largest airline in the country, surpassed only by Copa Airlines. The carrier offers scheduled and charter passenger flights to 28 destinations (in Panama) from its hub at Gelabert International Airport.
The airline offers 2 international flights from its Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport Hub. Air Panama has several new international flights starting in mid-October 2015.
The airline offers scheduled regional flights to 20 destinations inside Panama and one in Costa Rica and two in Colombia. Further destinations are served on a chartered on-demand basis during the summer travelling season.
Aircraft types operated by Air Panama: BAe Jetstream 32, Fokker F27 Friendship (passenger and cargo), Bombardier Dash 8-300, Fokker 70, Saab 340B, de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter.