Panama Invites Tenders for New $60 Million Airport

The contract is to study, design and build the new "Enrique A. Jimenez" in the province of Colón.

Monday, July 26, 2010


This project's objective is to develop both the land and air aspects of the Enrique Jiménez International Airport in order to provide an efficient, quality service tailored to the needs of its users.

The bulk of this project is in the field research, studies and designs necessary for the construction of the airport terminal, runway development and extension, as well as the subsequent works.

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Panama: Colon Airport Project Moves Forward

September 2009

Plans for the new international airport will be completed in the next days. Its first stage will require an investment of $40 million.

This was reported by Leopoldo Benedetti, manager of the Colón Free Zone, when making a presentation to the Budget Commission of the Legislative Assembly.

Offers Received for Enrique Jimenez Airport Construction

September 2010

Six companies have submitted bids constructing the new airport in the province of Colón, northern Panama.

The lowest economic offer was presented by Grupo San José with $52.97 million, while the highest was from FCC Construction with $99.49 million.

Panama's Civil Aviation Authority (AAC in Spanish) indicated that the next step is for an evaluation committee to review the information provided before choosing which company meets the appropriate criteria to be awarded the project, according to Panamá América's web portal.

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 ...

Consultancy on Costa Rican Airport

January 2014

The Director of Civil Aviation has announced the recruitment of an international consultancy firm to determine the location of a major airport to replace Juan Santamaría in 2025.  

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation plans to open a large air terminal in the canton of Orotina in 2025, which will have the ability to receive double the amount of passengers as Juan Santamaria International Airport.

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