It seems Tocumen Airport (PTY) refurbish its 70's look with a major "surgical operation", which will give the terminal a new façade, more space and additional facilities by early 2006.
Quoting from www.focuspublicationsint.com
"Under the supervision of Tocumen S.A., the autonomous government entity that manages the facility, Tocumen Airport will undergo a three-step facelift with a cost of approximately US$70 million. The first phase of the work entails the construction of new satellites featuring modern, see-through tunnels, which are capable of adjusting to the size of each plane. The first two of the 21 new tunnels, each of which costs approximately US$250,000, are already in use."
Good. This airport seemed taken out from a 1970's movie. If it is to become a major Latin American hub (as I expect it to be), it needs not only a facelift and new airbridges, but a general expansion. I hope we can see this airport handling over 15M pax in the next ten years.