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Panama City Pacifico Airport

General information

Panama City Pacifico Airport is a former United States military base. Until 1999, the airport was used by the United States Air Force and known as Howard Air Force Base. In 2014, the airport opened its doors for commercial aviation when low-cost carrier Viva Air started operations to and from Panama City Pacifico Airport. Today, Wingo is the only airline to offer connections. In the terminal of Panama City Pacifico Airport you will find counters of car rental companies and airline Wingo, in addition there is an ATM and bar (Kotowa Coffee House).

The capital of Panama has three airports, Panama City Tocumen Airport is the largest airport, Panama City Albrook Airport and Panama City Pacifico Airport are much smaller.

Location

Where is Panama City Pacifico Airport situated?

The airport is located in the province of Panamá Oeste, southwest of the capital of Panama. Panama City Pacifico Airport and the city are connected by the “Bridge of the Americas”. Highway 1 Interamericana is a short distance from the airport.

How many terminals does Panama City Pacifico Airport have?

Panama City Pacifico Airport has a small (unorganized) terminal consisting of a Departures hall and an Arrivals hall that are not connected to each other. The Departures hall is more spacious than the Arrivals hall. Take long waiting times at passport control and baggage belts into account upon arrival.

Airport Map


Transportation

Car

The distance from Panama City Pacifico Airport to the centre of Panama City is 15 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Panama City.

From BLB Airport to Panama City City centre by Car
15 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Panama City Pacifico Airport by public transport. Visit the Panama City Pacifico Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Panama City Pacifico Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Panama City is about $ 25.-. Book your taxi at Panama City Pacifico Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From BLB Airport to Panama City City centre by Taxi
15 km
30 min
$ 25.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Panama City Pacifico Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Panama City Pacifico Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Panama City Pacifico Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Panama City Pacifico Airport.

Services

Flights

Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Panama City Pacifico Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Panama City Pacifico Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Panama City Pacifico Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Wingo

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Panama City Pacifico Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

luxury

Dreams Playa Bonita All Inclusive, Playa Bonita Village

Dreams Playa Bonita Resort & Spa offers its guests 5 outdoor pools, spa facilities with massage services and a fitness centre. Located in a private area in the closest beach to Panama City, only 17 km away.

family

The Westin Playa Bonita Panama, Playa Bonita Village

Located on Playa Bonita Beach and offering Pacific Ocean views, The Westin Playa Bonita Panama is set next to lush rainforest. It features a 24-hour gym, outdoor pool, sensory spa sponsored and 6 restaurants.

budget

Meanwhile in Veracruz, Veracruz

With garden views, Meanwhile in Veracruz is located in Veracruz and has a restaurant, a shared kitchen, bar, garden, year-round outdoor pool and barbecue. Both WiFi and private parking are available at the homestay free of charge.

Hotels in Panama City

Looking for the best hotels in Panama City? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

business

The Executive Hotel, Panama City

Featuring a gym, restaurant and a terrace, The Executive Hotel is located in Pánama’s Bella Vista and next to the 52nd Street and Aquilino de la Guardia. It features rooms with balconies and free parking.

luxury

Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo, Panama City

Offering an outdoor pool and spa centre, Central Hotel Panama is set in the historic centre of Panama City, 200 metres from Presidential Palace. The hotel has a sauna and fitness centre, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.

family

Radisson Hotel Panama Canal, Panama City

Located right at the mouth of the Panama Canal, Radisson Hotel Panama Canal offers an outdoor pool, hot tub, gym and lush gardens. Free WiFi and free parking are provided.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Panama City Pacifico Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!

Ticket

From Panama City: Rainforest Zipline Adventure

Combine adventure with nature on this zipline activity in the rainforest outside Panama City.

Activity

Panama City: Half Day City and Panama Canal Tour

Connect with the beautiful and modern Panama City on this shared or private city tour. Stroll the narrow streets of the Old Town and watch ships sail through the Panama Canal.

Tour & transport

Panama City: Guided Panama Canal & City Tour with Transfers

See the best of Panama City and Panama Canal on a private guided tour. Visit the Panama Canal, admire the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks, explore Casco Viejo, and cross the Bridge of the Americas.

Reviews

  1 review

Have you visited Panama City Pacifico Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about Panama City Pacifico Airport and gave a score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

George B.
1 day ago
★☆☆☆☆

They steal!
It is what it may seem as an american base that's has been repurposed for international flights. They really do not want you to have your carry-on luggage with you, and once you surrender it they'll rummage through it and take what they think is of value. In my case, they took my antacids: apparently, they have an affinity for all that looks like a blue pill.
Otherwise a pretty chaotic operation, with all the scans and verifications you would get at any other airport, but of much lower standards. Not an experience I would want to duplicate any time soon.

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