Panama: $25 Million for New Airport

The Panamanian Economy Minister informed that a new air terminal will be built in the province of Chiriquí.

Monday, February 1, 2010


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Minister Dulcidio de la Guardia also explained that they are preparing the bidding rules, and expect to begin the bidding process in February.

Newspaper Panamá América reported that “The state’s plans include extending the runway at airport Enrique Malek, in David”.

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More Time to Bid for Panamanian Airport

March 2010

The Civil Aviation Authority postponed until March 24 the deadline to bid for the enlargement of Enrique Malek airport.

These works are valued at $24 million, and include design and construction of a runway, customs area and passenger terminal.

“The airport currently receives small airplanes, such as ATR and Hawker, capable of 40 to 60 passengers.

Panama: Expanding the Enrique Malek Airport

June 2009

In two weeks, the expansion project—which entails 420 additional meters of runway at the international airport—will be ready.

With an investment of $300,000, the runway expansion will allow for three new airplanes.

The regional director of the Authority of Civil Aeronautics (AAC), Inés de Esquivel, informed La Estrella: “...in the last five years, $1.5 million dollars in investments have been made for the improvement of various areas at the Enrique Malek airport."

Panama: New International Airport Proposed

July 2009

The new $44 million terminal would be located in Río Hato, taking advantage of the runway used by the U.S. Army until 1999.

This was proposed by the ex-manager of the Air Transport Authority (AAC), Zósimo Guardia, during a meeting with the Panamanian Association of Business Executives.

Companies Bid for Malek Airport in Panama

March 2010

Between 10 and 12 companies are expected to submit their bids todays for designing and building the expansion of Airport Enrique Malek.

The estimated cost of the project is $30 million.

“The cost of the project was initially put at $24.1 million, but was revised to $30 million, after technical studies were conducted”, reported Panamá América.

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