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Panama is a republic in Central America, located on the narrow strip of land that connects North and South America. Panama is crossed by mountain ranges, covered with large areas of rain forest, and bounded by two long coastlines studded with islands and bays. At several places it spans less than a hundred miles from its Atlantic coastline to its Pacific shores. Most of its people and economic activity are located in the central region surrounding the Panama Canal, the major waterway that has played a decisive role in the country's history. Panama City, the capital and largest city, is on the Pacific coast in this central zone.

Latest updates

Country aircraft registration code = HP

08 Nov 2017

VivaAirPanamá is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Panamá City Tocumen International (PTY) [added]

03 Jul 2017

Little known about STOL of Panama except crash of a Pilatus PC-6/C-H2 Turbo Porter in 1973 [added]

10 Feb 2017

Aero Taxi Internacional SA was founded on 21Jul1990 [added]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Actividades Aéreas Chiricanas  added: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1946* - 1947*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Actividades Aéreas Chiricanas was founded on 27Feb1946

ADSA (Aerovias Darienitas)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aero - Mapiex Aero   

Status : Active

Dates :

1985 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aero - Mapiex Aero was founded in 1981, selling of expendable/spare parts for the local aeronautical market. In 1985, Mapiex started managing commercial charter flights

Aero Facilidades   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aero Palmas International Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aero Química  added: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1958* - 1959*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Olmedo Alfaro, Raúl Arias Espinosa and Harmodio Arias Jr. founded Aero Química on 15Mar1958

Aero Taxi Internacional SA  added: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1990* - 1991*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aero Taxi Internacional SA was founded on 21Jul1990 & its directors were: George F. Novey III, Carlos Díaz Jaén, Beatriz De Roux and Eduardo Stagg

Aero Turbo Panama   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1982* - 1983*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aerofletes International (AFISA)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1974* - 1989
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aerolineas Islas de las Perlas  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1970 - 1987*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aerolineas Islas de las Perlas >AeroPerlas
Comments : [AeroPerlas was founded in Jun1970 as Aerolíneas Islas de las Perlas and started operations shortly after. Aeroperlas absorbed part of the fleet in 1995 of Alas Chircanas .On 29Feb2012, Aeroperlas ceased full operations. However on 06Mar2012, however, Aeroperlas made its last official scheduled flight from Tocumen Airport to Bocas del Toro, thus ending 41 years of operation]

Aerolineas Urraca   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aeronaves de Panama   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

AeroPerlas (Aerolineas Pacifico Atlantico)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987* - 2012
Airline Code : WL : APP
Genealogy : Aerolíneas Islas de las Perlas >AeroPerlas
Comments : AeroPerlas was founded in Jun1970 as Aerolíneas Islas de las Perlas and started operations shortly after. Aeroperlas absorbed part of the fleet in 1995 of Alas Chircanas .On 29Feb2012, Aeroperlas ceased full operations. However on 06Mar2012, however, Aeroperlas made its last official scheduled flight from Tocumen Airport to Bocas del Toro, thus ending 41 years of operation

AeroTaxi   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aerovias Internacional Balboa SA (Balboa Airlines)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1966* - 1966*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aerovias Transcaribe >Aerovias Internacional Balboa
Comments : Aerovias International Balboa SA (Balboa Airlines) was previously known as Aerovias Transcaribe SA, is a scheduled cargo carrier serving points in South and Central America

Aerovías Nacionales  added: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1932 - 1941
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : In 1932 Captain Enrique Malek, considered the father of commercial aviation, founded the first airline Aerovías Nacionales

Aerovias PanaVen   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1962* - 1966*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aerovias Transcaribe   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aerovias Transcaribe >Aerovias Internacional Balboa
Comments : Aerovias International Balboa SA (Balboa Airlines) was previously known as Aerovias Transcaribe SA, is a scheduled cargo carrier serving points in South and Central America

AGSA (Aviación General SA)  added: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1949* - 1950*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AGSA (Aviación General SA) was founded on 11Sep1949

Air Panama  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : -- : PST
Genealogy : TASA (Turismo Aereo SA) & PARSA >Air Panama
Comments : Air Panama was founded in 1980 as PARSA, though certain services were operated as Turismo Aéreo. In 2005, the Air Panama trademark rights were acquired. The name had been unused since the demise of Air Panamá Internacional in Jan1990, and PARSA formally adopted the new name that year

Air Panama International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1969 - 1990
Airline Code : OP : PST
Genealogy : Air Panama Int.
Comments : Air Panamá Internacional was founded in 1969

Air Services Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Transport Gelabert  added: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1933* - 1941
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Gelabert in 1933, founded Air Transport Gelabert, which flew until Dec1941, when all national flights were canceled for safety Of the Panama Canal

Alas Chircanas  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1980 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Alas Chircanas +>AeroPerlas
Comments : Alas Chircanas was founded & started operations in 1980. Aeroperlas absorbed part of the fleet in 1995 [AeroPerlas was founded in Jun1970 as Aerolíneas Islas de las Perlas and started operations shortly after. Aeroperlas absorbed part of the fleet in 1995 of Alas Chircanas .On 29Feb2012, Aeroperlas ceased full operations. However on 06Mar2012, however, Aeroperlas made its last official scheduled flight from Tocumen Airport to Bocas del Toro, thus ending 41 years of operation]

ANSA (Aerolíneas Nacionales SA)  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1986* - 1987*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : On 28Dec1985 by Public Deed # 11963, the company Aerolíneas Nacionales SA (ANSA) was organised by its founders: Captain Rodolfo Tempone, President; Vice-President Aníbal Antonio Aizpurúa; Secretary Manuel Jacinto González

APA (Aerovias Panama Airways)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1956 - 1965
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : AVISPA >APA >APASA
Comments : AVISPA was founded on 01Nov1951 as the first Panamanian international cargo carrier. It started operations with a Curtiss C-46 on 14Aug1951, rented in Colombia to transport shrimp from Panama to Miami. Its founding shareholders were Víctor Inchausti and Heraclio Barletta B. The Board of Directors was composed of: Carlos A. De la Guardia, Eloy Benedetti and Rodrigo Arosemena. Renamed to APA (Aerovias Panama Airways) in 1956 & to APASA (Aerovias Panama SA) in 1965

APASA (Aerovias Panama SA)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1965 - 1966
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : AVISPA >APA >APASA
Comments : AVISPA was founded on 01Nov1951 as the first Panamanian international cargo carrier, It started operations with a Curtiss C-46 on 14Aug1951, rented in Colombia to transport shrimp from Panama to Miami. Its founding shareholders were Víctor Inchausti and Heraclio Barletta B. The Board of Directors was composed of: Carlos A. De la Guardia, Eloy Benedetti and Rodrigo Arosemena. Renamed to APA (Aerovias Panama Airways) in 1956 & to APASA (Aerovias Panama SA) in 1965

Arrow Air Panama  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2008
Airline Code : 8A : WAP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Arrow Air Panama ceased operations on 18Sep2008. Scheduled and charter operations in Latin America based at Panamá City Tocumen International (PTY)

ATP Cargo (Aereos Transportada de Panama)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986 - 1987
Airline Code : -- : AEP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aviatur (Aviacion de Turismo)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

AVINAL   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aviones de Panama   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

AVISPA (Aerovias Interamericanas de Panama)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1951 - 1956
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : AVISPA >APA >APASA
Comments : AVISPA was founded on 01Nov1951 as the first Panamanian international cargo carrier, It started operations with a Curtiss C-46 on 14Aug1951, rented in Colombia to transport shrimp from Panama to Miami. Its founding shareholders were Víctor Inchausti and Heraclio Barletta B. The Board of Directors was composed of: Carlos A. De la Guardia, Eloy Benedetti and Rodrigo Arosemena. Renamed to APA (Aerovias Panama Airways) in 1956 & to APASA (Aerovias Panama SA) in 1965

Cargo Three Panama (Panama Cargo Three)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : CTW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Caribe Aviacion de Panama   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Chiricana de Aviación  added: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1944* - 1945*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Chiricana de Aviación was founded on 22Jan1944 & was authorized to fly between David and Puerto Armuelles with a Fairchild 24. Then they flew from David to La Chorrera using Avro Anson

Chitreana de Aviacion  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Captain Alonso Valderrama founded the company Chitreana de Aviación, based in Chitré and started operations from Paitilla to Chitré on 04May1956

Compañía de Aviación y Turismo SA  added: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1954* - 1955*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Compañía de Aviación y Turismo SA was formed on 09Sep1954. Manuel Spigel and Hermes Carrizo organised the Aviation and Tourism Company SA with two new aircraft HP-187 and 188 Stinson Station Wagon 108-E to operate to all the places of the Republic where there are airstrips

Compania de Turismo Aereo   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1965* - 1965*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Compania de Turismo Aereo operated charter and taxi services in Central America around 1965

Compania Interamericana Export-Import   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Cool Air   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

COPA Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1947 - date
Airline Code : CM : CMP
Genealogy : Compania Panamena de Aviacion >COPA Airlines
Comments : Copa Airlines ws founded as the national airline by local investors & Pan Am on 21Jun1944 as Compania Panamena de Aviacion (COPA). Started operations on 15Aug1947. International and regional passenger and cargo airline

DHL Aero Express (Expreso Aereo)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
Airline Code : D5 : DAE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : DHL Aero Express was established in Feb1996 & started operations on 15Aug1996. Added scheduled services on 07Nov1996

Gray Line Air   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Inair Panama (Internacional de Aviacion)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1967* - 1985
Airline Code : IX : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Inair Panama (Internacional de Aviacion) was founded in 1967 & was one of the largest cargo carriers in the region. Stopped operating in 1985

Isthmian Airways  added: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1929 - 1936
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Isthmian Airways was founded in 1929 by owner Ralph E. Sexton and forced to close on 01Jul1936, the Canal Zone Government cancelled Sexton's contract and Isthmian Airways. During its short life, it operated with two civilian pilots and augmented its fliers with moonlighting military pilots serving in the Panama Canal Zone. The line operated with three flights a day each way; morning, noon and evening. However, when tourist demand was high, more flights were added. Mr. Sexton was proud to boast that his airline never had an accident while carrying passengers

Jetall   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

LAPSA (Lineas Aereas de Panama SA)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1947* - 1948*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Because of the 1948-1949 Arab-Israeli conflict the USA had enforced an arms embargo on Israel. Thus, the Panamanian airline LAPSA (Lineas Aéreas de Panama) was used as a cover for the acquisition of ten C-46 and three L-049 Constellations, by Israeli agents in the USA during late 1947/early 1948

Las Americas Cargo (Aerovias Las Americas)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Los Hermanos Sebastian y Gomez SA   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1960* - 1963*
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Overseas Charter International   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pacific International Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006)
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pacific International Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1997
Airline Code : P4 : PFC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

PAISA (Panameña Internacional de Aviación SA)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1967 - 1969*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : PAISA (Panameña Internacional de Aviación SA) was founded by VIASA in 1967

PanAir Cargo (Cargo Three Inc)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1990 - date
Airline Code : -- : CTW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : PanAir Cargo (Cargo Three Inc) was founded & began operations in 1990

Panama Air International   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Panavia Cargo Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 2006
Airline Code : 6Z : PNV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Panavia Cargo Airlines was founded on 08Feb1994. Cargo charter flights throughout Latin America and the USA.

Pancarga Nacional   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

PARSA  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1980* - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TASA (Turismo Aereo SA) & PARSA >Air Panama
Comments : [Air Panama was founded in 1980 as PARSA, though certain services were operated as Turismo AéreoIn 2005, the Air Panama trademark rights were acquired. The name had been unused since the demise of Air Panamá Internacional in Jan1990, and PARSA formally adopted the new name that year]

Parsaturismo   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Proveedora Aero Istmena   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1964* - 1965*
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

PWA (Panama World Airways)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980* - 1981
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : PWA (Panama World Airways) was founded in 1980

RAPSA (Rutas Aereas Panamenas SA)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1958 - 1977
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : RAPSA (Rutas Aereas Panamenas SA) was founded in 1958

Regional Express Américas   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2013*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

S.A.Internacional   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

SACA (Compañía de Servicios Aereos del Canajagua Azul SA)  added: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1955* - 1956
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SACA (Compañía de Servicios Aereos del Canajagua Azul SA) was formed on 25Feb1955 in Las Tablas, head of the Province of Los Santos

Skyways International   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

STOL of Panama  added: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1973* - 1973*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Little known about STOL of Panama except crash of a Pilatus PC-6/C-H2 Turbo Porter in 1973

TACA Regional Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

TAISA (Transportes Aéreo Interiorano SA)  added: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1951* - 1952*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Víctor Inchausti, José Pablo Ramos Bustamante and Enrique Bustamante constituted TAISA (Transportes Aéreo Interiorano SA) on 03Mar1951

Talair (Talingo Airlines)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

TASA (Turismo Aereo SA)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1969* - 1969
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TASA (Turismo Aereo SA) & PARSA >Air Panama
Comments : [Air Panama was founded in 1980 as PARSA, though certain services were operated as Turismo AéreoIn 2005, the Air Panama trademark rights were acquired. The name had been unused since the demise of Air Panamá Internacional in Jan1990, and PARSA formally adopted the new name that year]

Taxi Aereo Panameno   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1966* - 1966*
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

TLA (Trans Latin Air)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

TLN Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Tocumen Air Cargo International   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Trans Canal Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Trans Canal Airways was founded in 1991

Trans Panama   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1978 - 1980
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Transpasa  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1983* - 1985*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

UniWorld Air Cargo  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : UCG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : UniWorld Air Cargo is a cargo carrier based at Panamá City Tocumen International (PTY)

Vias Internacionales de Panama   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1962 - 1962
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Vincent Worldwide   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

VivaAirPanamá  added: 08Nov2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : VivaAirPanamá is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Panamá City Tocumen International (PTY)
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