Internationally, Tocumen International Airport is the he most important airport in Panama. In 2016 the airport reported 145,245 operations, that is 2.5% more than the previous year. These numbers once again prove that Tocumen International Airport is one of the most important airports of the region.
Given Panama's strategic geographic position, Copa Airlines uses Tocumen International Aiport as a main hub for connecting flights. Tourism is also affecting positively all local airports in Panama. A regional airlines such as Air Panama has been consistently growing and flying to new destinations. Local airports throughout the country have also been under expansion in order the accomodate the increasing number of visitors, such as Enrique A Jimenez in Colon, Enrique Malek in Chiriqui, and Rio Hato in Cocle.