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Roddrigo Sidney Whalesharkdaddy  of Cancun Whale Shark Tours – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Panama is easily accessible from all major USA, South American and European airports. The hub airport is Tucuman in Panama City. The hub airline is COPA, which serves as a central hub between North and South America. We saw United, American and Aeromexico tails in abundance. The airport is modern and easy to navigate.
Al Mulaire of Planet Telecom Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
For Canadians, Copa Airlines offers non-stop flights from Toronto to Panama City. This is a huge advantage as it bypasses US Homeland security and all of that nonsense. The direct flight reduces trip time by more than half.
 
 
 
Lourdes Townshend of Multimodal  & Logistic Transports Magazine – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account

Ever since it was a colony in the 16th century, Panamá has been the obliged path from North to South and East to West, as a trade and tourism hub for visitors.

It´s not unusual then, that today, Panamá still continues to welcome visitors on a great scale, and improving its infrastructure every day in order to offer the best comfort for both commercial and tourist objectives.

Compañía Panameña de Aviación (COPA AIRLINES) is the national airline of Panamá, founded in 1947, with a float of new Boeing airplanes.  COPA is a member of Mileage Plus in partnership with United, and is the official HUB of the Americas, with more than 66 destinations and serving 29 countries.  COPA has direct flights to many countries, including the US to Tampa, Washington DC (Dulles), Las Vegas, Orlando, Miami, Boston, NY, as well as Dallas, Los Angeles and Toronto (Canada), without counting hundreds of direct flights and connections to South and Central America.  It is also the only airline that continues to offer their passengers warm meals and other benefits as courtesy.  It is also a member of Global Connection.

The main international airport, Tocumen International Airport, Panama City, Republic of Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingTOCUMEN (pictured to the right), has invested over $700 million, has 34 gates, moved over 6 million passengers and has had over 100,000 flight operations.  Those numbers are radically changing as renovations are constantly taking place, and new improvements are currently on their way with new terminals.  Also all local airports have been renovated, and a new airport (Río Hato) has recently opened to offer better services.

But COPA is not the only airline serving Panamá.  For years, Delta, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, KLM,  IBERIA, Air France, Avianca, Lacsa, Lan Chile, Avianca, FedEx, DHL, TNT, among others, have offered excellent service and direct flights to Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, extended throughout Asia, the Middle and Far East, Australia, and remote places.  Some classic airlines like PanAm, Braniff International and others also served Panama for years, before they closed or merged.  China Airlines, Aeroflot and  El Air were also some of the airlines serving  Panamá in the past..  As others has requested service, like Lufthansa .

There are also some other airlines going into the Caribbean, or other places not mentioned here, for lack of space.

In other words, you can get any connection in Panamá, no matter what is your final destination, but at the same time, having fun in the process.

Nelson Vega of Panasurance – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Recently Copa Airlines added a few more direct flights from Las Vegas, Tampa and Boston. In addition to all other options offered by Copa and other airlines, the Tocumen International Airport is rapidly becoming one of the main hubs in the region for direct flights from the USA and now adding more direct flights from Europe as well. Air France just added to their itinerary flights direct Paris - Panama. I have read in the news that Lufthansa, British Airways are negotiating to open flights in the near future as well.
 
 
Ian Usher of House Sitting Magazine – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
There are any amount of options for getting to Panama via a direct flight. Wherever you are based, check the usual flight websites: expedia, orbitz, kayak, etc.
 
flight Panama Bocas del Toro Caribbean expat gringo – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingI have flown more often to San Jose in Costa Rica, as I live in Bocas del Toro, just over the border into Panama, on the Caribbean coast.
 
If heading to Panama City you'll find options arriving from many parts of the world. Same if you decide to fly to San Jose.
 
The picture on the right shows the view from the window on my most recent flight into Panama City.
 
When looking for international flights these three airport codes may be very helpful. Panama's Tocumen International Airport code is PTY. The other airport in Panama City is mainly for more domestic flights. It is called Albrook Airport, but its official name is Marcos A Gelabert International Airport. Its code is PAC.
 
The code for San Jose in Costa Rica (not to be mixed up with several other San Jose's) is SJO.
 
I'm going to write a more details answer Re: flights and other transport options if your final destination is Bocas del Toro. You'll find that in the Bocas del Toro-specific section on "transportation".
 
I hope you enjoy your time in Panama if you are coming to take a look around, or maybe even coming here to live.
Renate Jope of Panama Premium Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Direct flights to and from Panama to the US include Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Chicago, New York, Atlanta. Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, American, United are the major airlines that service Tocumen International Airport.

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