Panama: Expanding the Enrique Malek Airport

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

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


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: “ the last five years, $1.5 million dollars in investments have been made for the improvement of various areas at the Enrique Malek airport."

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Panama: Airports Expansion Under Consideration

July 2009

The air transport authority analyzes the expansion of airports 'Enrique Maleck' and 'Enrique Jiménez'.

"Enrique Maleck" airport is located in the province of Chiriquí, whereas "Enrique Jiménez" is in the city of Colón.

From Panamá América's website: "Construction of another terminal in the central region was approved, this could be in Río Hato ...

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.

A statement by the Presidency of Panama reads:

January 2013

President Ricardo Martinelli inaugurated the expansion of the terminal and runway at the Enrique Maleck airport, with an investment of over $27 million which has transformed the airfield into an international airport.

The president explained that this work will result in an increase in tourism and exports and other linked business activities will also grow.

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.

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