Panama, Oct 24 (EFE) .- A global advance of 80% shows the expansion of Panama's Tocumen Airport, a project that exceeds 800 million dollars and is expected to be operational the next year to reinforce this terminal considered one of the most connective in the region, an official source said today. p>
Panama's Comptroller General Federico Humbert, and airport personnel made a tour Tuesday for the works of the so-called Terminal 2 (T2), which Odebrecht runs and that are developed "according to the established schedule", of According to the official information. p>
"To date, after the start of work in March 2013, this work progresses in time and form so it is expected that by October 2018, the New "The mission emphasized that the T2 is an iconic reference building in the country, with a surface of approximately 116,000 square meters distributed in four levels p>
The work "measures 662 meters in length, with a connecting building of 112 meters extension and up to 30 meters of height in the main infrastructure, "said the official information. p>
He added that the T2 will have 20 boarding gates and 12 remote positions, which added to the 34 "With the expectation of growth in the aviation industry in Panama, the number of users that will be able to move between the two terminals will be 25 million passengers per year, by the year 2025, "the official statement said. p>
Currently the Tocumen airport, which operates 24 airlines commercial airlines serving more than 80 destinations in 35 countries around the world, serves more than 14.7 million travelers annually, according to official figures. p>
The aviation industry represents 14.8% of Panama's gross domestic product (GDP) and generates 260,000 direct and indirect jobs in the country, according to a study by Oxford Economics presented recently in the Central American country by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).