Air Panama Reviews
The second-largest Panamanian regional airline traces its roots back to 1980 as PARSA, though certain services were operated as Turismo Aéreo. At the time of its start-up, Panama had been ruled by a military dictatorship government since 1968, but together with Aeroperlas, the company became one of the biggest and most prominent airlines in the country.
In January 1999, the airline moved its headquarters to the new Albrook – “Marcos A. Gelabert” International Airport, when the old airport located in Paitilla was shut down after 70 years of operation. In 2005, the Air Panama trademark rights were acquired. The name had been unused since the demise of Air Panamá Internacional in January 1990, and PARSA formally adopted the new name that year.
Inflight with Air Panama
Mixed Air Panama reviews are shown online as to how many cabin classes does the airline have. Some say six, categorized as Economy1, Economy2, Economy3, Economy4, Regular, and Preferencial. However, the most relevant source said that the regional has only one exclusive class of service: Customers. Moreover, passengers in need of special assistance are carefully accompanied. A passenger is considered disabled when their physical or mental condition requires some special attention during boarding or disembarking and cruise flight.
With regards to customers travelling with pets, all animals must travel inside a cage or suitable container to fit the travelling pet.
Air Panama has several aircraft which include Boeing, Islander, Cessna, Fokker, and Piper. And, their cabin can accommodate up to 150 passengers to several international and domestic flights.
Official Website and Mobile Airline Reservation App
Unlike other regional airlines, their official site is modernized and full of information. Not to mention, it’s easy to navigate. The main page provides the option for airfare booking while the bottom part shows a list of promotions and most-booked trips with them. The web page’s language is interchangeable from English to Spanish.
Air Panama doesn’t have a mobile app similar to other major airlines’, but definitely has a “Mobile Airline Reservation App” wherein customers can buy their tickets online using VISA/MC and even make hotel room reservations plus transportation to and from airport. The reservation app is available for both Android and iOS users.
Air Panama Reviews of Customers
We tried looking at Air Panama reviews online and we only found one on Airlinequality. The customer gave the airline a 7/10 rating on March 11, 2016 when he said, “A short domestic return flight from Marcos A Gelabert to Bocas Del Toro with Air Panama, on an ancient Fokker 50. The interior looked really tired and on the return trip there was a bad smell in the cabin. On the way out, really friendly and smiling FA’s, less smiles on the return. A snack and a drink (even local Abuelo rhum) were served free of charge. Both flights on time.”
- Website URL: https://airpanama.com/
- Contact number: (507) 316 9000
- Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax Number: (507) 315-0286
- Head Office Address: Aeropuerto Marcos A. Gelabert, Main Office, Albrook, Panama City, Panama
We have to admit, Air Panama has limited information about its services compared to the country’s flag carrier, Copa Airlines. But, with the reviews shown and all the information we gathered so far, it doesn’t seem bad to fly with Air Panama. We had to remember, the carrier offers both scheduled and charter passenger flights to more than 31 destinations from its hub at Albrook International Airport.
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