(prensa.com)Tocumen International Airport will get a little busier starting next month.
German airline Condor is scheduled to begin service in the middle of November. That will be followed by Ecuador’s Tame, which will begin service on Dec. 1.
Tame will have six flights a week, three between Quito and Panama and three between Guayaquil and Panama. Tame had previously operated two charter flights a week to Panama, but found there was more demand.
“We realized we had an opportunity to establish weekly flights, and we hope in the first months to have 75 percent occupancy,” said Maurice Benaim, manager of Tame in Panama.
Condor is still awaiting final approval to begin flights to Panama. It will operate a flight between Panama and Frankfurt that will also stop in the Dominican Republic.
Also in the works is a charter flight from Australia, which will bring visitors to Panama for four days. They will also spend four days in Cuba before returning home. that service is expected to start in 2011. United Arab Emirates Airlines and Japanese airline All Nippon Airways are also considering establishing service to Panama.
Saturday was the first flight to Panama for Dutch Antilles Express (DAE).
The airline, founded in 2005, will perform two weekly flights between Curacao and Panama.