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Panama City Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Panama City Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

I'm in hour 2 of a 16 hour wait at this airport and so far it's not satisfying many of my needs.
- Sean

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Airside seating. photo credit: 3lkrs.

by joey0530
"I slept here last night after my flight from Newark arrived at 10:15pm and my flight to Lima is the next day at 9:16am.
Every store, including the copa lounge, closes at 10pm so nothing is open. I food one water fountain and that wasn't working.
The air conditioning is very good at this airport! I never went through immigration and customs so I got to sleep by the boarding gates. Not all seats have arm rests (there are 3 or 4 continuous seats with no arm rests) so it is easy to lie down and sleep on the chairs.
Cleaning staff was nice.
At midnight, security will go up to you and simply ask you of your flight plans and record your passport info.
Overall there were 10 other travelers who also slept at the airport and we had more than enough space for seats to sleep on.
There is Free WiFi called TocumenFree that worked on my iPhone. If you plan to sleep here, bring water and snacks with you since all the stores close from 10pm-5:30am.
Oh and the lights are BRIGHT! Since the air-conditioning was cold, I wore my winter hat and simply slid it on top of my eyes to cover the white light. That helped a lot."

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Panama City Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Panama City airport either by purchasing a day pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Panama City airport.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Panama City Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Panama City Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Banco Nacional de Panam√© - Location: Landside, Departures Area.
  • Car Rentals - Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Hertz • National • Sixt • Thrifty. Location: Arrivals.
  • Currency Exchange - Travelex - Location: Airside, Second Floor, next to Gate 23. Hours: 05:30 AM - 10:00 PM.
  • Food & Drinks - There are no 24-hour food concessions, only vending machines.
  • Information Desk - Location: Landside, Main Hall - Hours: open 24 hours.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Information not available
  • Showers - Information not available

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Panama City Travel Resources

Last Updated: 11 May 2015

The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airport's and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you during your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items quoted in the guide, email me.

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