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Daily flights to Chitre will be available with Air Panama from the Marcos Gelabert Airport, in Albrook, connecting the Azuero Peninsula with the rest of the country. The area is famous for its cultural heritage, natural reserve parks and beautiful beaches. Starting on Wednesday, March 16, the daily flight will depart Monday to Friday in the morning and afternoon and on Saturday and Sunday, there will be only one plane to that area.
The flight will only take thirty minutes and passengers will arrive at the Alfonso Valderrama Airport, in Chitre. With this new flight, Air Panama will now have 20 destinations in Panama.
Gustavo Him, Panama Tourism Authority General Administrator and Eduardo Stagg, General Manager of Air Panama, pointed out that if there is enough demand from travellers wishing to fly to Pedasi, the airline will start flying again to that area during the weekends.
Daily flights to Chitre will give more access to the Azuero Peninsula and other nearby cities such as Santiago, Aguadulce, Nata and Penonome, because it will bring more visitors to those areas.
Among the attractions in the peninsula are: Isla Iguana Natural Reserve; Isla de Canas Natural Reserve, Turtle Eggs Hatching Observatory, first class surf, Coiba National Park, sport fishing, carnival celebrations, festivals, museums, cathedrals etc..
The arrival of charter flights from Canada with such airlines as Sunwing and Air Transat, which fly periodically to the Scarlett Martinez Airport, Rio Hato, is one more point in favor of the complete connectivity of the region.
Air Panama is a regional airline based at Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport in Albrook, and is currently the second largest air carrier in the country, surpassed only by Copa Airlines.