Considered one of the main commercial centers in Latin America, Panama frequently receives executive flights departing from countries such as Colombia and the United States. With infrastructure dedicated to executive aviation operations, the country becomes the ideal place for your next business flight. Flapper offers on-demand charters from major cities in Latin America to Panama.
What to do in Panama
Panama is a tourist destination that appeals to all tastes. Home to one of the seven wonders of the world – the Panama Canal – and deserted beaches with turquoise waters, the country has started to invest heavily in tourism in recent years. As a result, we can find several luxury boutique hotels, resorts, good nightlife and haute cuisine restaurants.
In addition to nature, the place also offers a rich culture and history for visitors to explore. The historic town of Casco Viejo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an area rich in history and architecture. Exploring the narrow streets and admiring the beauty of Spanish colonial buildings is an unmissable program.
Main Airports in Panama
Tocumen International Airport (MPTO/PTY) is Panama City’s main airport and aviation hub. The site has infrastructure dedicated to business aviation services, such as FBOs , which offer a wide variety of services, including fueling, maintenance, hangar and ground support for passengers and crew.
An alternative airport also found in Panama City is Albrook “Marcos A. Gelabert” International Airport. Located on the outskirts of the capital’s business center, it is used almost exclusively for general aviation. Although it is smaller when compared to Tocumen, its runway is long enough to handle almost any type of aircraft, making it a good choice for landings and takeoffs for private jets.
Opened in 2014, Panama Pacifico International Airport (MPPA/BLB) is located in the municipality of Veracruz. At an approximate distance of 20 minutes from the business center of Panama City, its facilities serve mainly executive aviation passengers.
We can also mention other airports that serve air taxi and executive jet flights, such as Enrique Malek International Airport (MPDA/DAV), in the city of David, Scarlett Martinez International Airport (RIH/MPSM), located in Rio Hato and by Finally, Bocas del Toro “Isla Colon” International Airport (MPBO/BOC). Located on Colón Island, it is an important arrival point for tourists heading to the Bocas del Toro archipelago.
Aircraft Available in Panama
The turboprop Caravan EX is a good performance aircraft. Equipped with a high-power PT6A-140 engine, the aircraft also offers a long flight range. The spacious cabin holds up to 9 passengers. Other amenities include an in-flight entertainment system, private bathroom and more.
The Kodiak 100 is another example of the turboprop category. The powerful PT6 engine and combined with an operating weight of only 1,794 kg, results in better takeoff performance, range and more economical operations. Capable of carrying 8 to 10 passengers, the aircraft can land on dirt and grass runways , diversifying its range of operations.
The King Air C90 is capable of flying considerable distances with a fast cruising speed and impressive payload capacity. In addition, the aircraft offers amenities for its passengers, such as spacious seats and an in-flight entertainment system. The spacious cabin comfortably accommodates up to six passengers.
Modern design, Turbomeca Arriel 2B1A engine with high power and good performance, that’s the AS350B3 . With the capacity to carry up to five passengers, the helicopter has advanced navigation and communication technology, making it an excellent option for short and medium-haul flights.
The Airbus H130 (formerly known as the EC130 T2) is a single-engine helicopter, which has a spacious cabin, capable of carrying up to 6 to 7 passengers. Thanks to the large luggage compartments, your luggage capacity can increase by up to 30-40% compared to similar aircraft. The model is equipped with an Active Vibration Control System, a quiet cabin, energy-absorbing seats and an improved fuselage, which provides 14% more power and slightly reduced fuel consumption.
San Jose – Panama City
Aircraft: Grand Caravan EX
Flight time: 01h30
Bogota – Bocas del Toro
Aircraft: King Air C90
Flight time: 02h15
Panama City – David
Aircraft: Kodiak 100
Flight time: 01h
Panama City – San Blas
Aircraft: Airbus H130
Flight time: 50min
Panama City – Colon
Flight time: 45 minutes
Air Taxi in Panama with Flapper
Now that you know all about Panama’s top attractions and how Flapper can get you there, it’s time to book your trip. By clicking on any of the simulations in the text, you will be redirected to our charter platform, where you will be able to learn more about the operations.
These are just a few examples, because on our website or application you can customize your trip down to the smallest detail, choosing the day and time, helicopter or plane model, boarding and landing airports, and much more.
In addition to Panamanian destinations, with Flapper you can explore all of Latin America, as well as other continents. We have a network of partners around the world and local teams based in the main cities of the globe to ensure that the operation always maintains our level of excellence, wherever it is.
We also work with seat reservations on shared flights and with aircraft that fly to fixed destinations – you can check it out on our platform. As if that weren’t enough, Flapper is also in the aircraft buying and selling market, not only running the business, but offering consulting and other services to its customers. We are a reference in on-demand marketplace in Brazilian executive aviation. To travel for tourism or corporate flights, contact us! Send a message to: