I checked the traffic figures for Panama City about a month ago, which was somewhat lame (1000 total per day including both en- and deplanement) and prompted my response. Turns out there is more than one airport but the other one (PTY) doesn't have a website
, only PFN
, which isnt the primary one.
Anyway despite the political connections can you really see an 18 hour (Which will deter some PAX) service TPA
-PTY when BR
no longer offers even TPE
-PTY. Maybe a weekly service at the most but that's somewhat inflexible.
And in regard to your S.Am connections, EK
will be starting up in South America soon, Save youself 1000nm's and go via DXB