The aviation sector was one of the most affected by the pandemic in 2020 and in Panama the mobilization of passengers through the Tocumen International Airport had a decrease of 70%, compared to the previous year, the administration of the air terminal confirmed.
According to a report from Tocumen SA, the suspension of the activity decreed by the Health authorities to contain the advance of Covid
-19 , caused that the year 2020 will close with 4,526,663 million passengers served.
Of the total number of passengers registered during the past year, 675,087 people made international outbound flights via Tocumen Airport, a decrease of 68.26% compared to the previous year, said the statement.
As for travelers who entered the country, the figure was 663,177, that is, 70.40% less compared to 2019.
Regarding passengers who made a connection or stopover, the total was 3,188,399, which represented a drop of 70.41% with reference to 2019.
The airport administration reported that the number of operations had a drop of 65%, after 50,976 take-off and landing maneuvers, which represented some 98,832 fewer operations compared to the previous year.
Between January and December 2020, the average movement of aircraft at the Tocumen International Airport was 140 daily operations, while an average of 12,402 passengers used the facilities per day.
On the other hand, it was indicated that the main destinations to and from where the largest number of travelers traveled are headed by Miami (United States) with 266,170 passengers; followed by Bogotá (Colombia) with a total of 221,848 people; while Cancun (Mexico) registered 197,853 users and Havana (Cuba) achieved a movement of 168,696 passengers.