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Buy domestic flights within Panama with Alternative Airlines. Use our search form at the top of the page to search for flights between two locations in Panama, select your flights, and pay with a choice of more than 25 payment options.

Which airlines fly within Panama?

The following is a list of the airlines that currently operate domestic flights within Panama — a popular country for tourism in Central America.

Air Panama

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Air Panama flies to a number of airports within Panama, including the Guna Yala and Pearl Island archipelagos. Destinations include Achutupo (ACU), Corazon de Jesus (CZJ), El Porvenir (PVE), Malatupo (MPP), Playón Chico (PYC) and Puerto Obaldía (PUE). Most domestic flights take place on very small, domestic aircraft that can only accommodate for about 20 passengers. It is therefore important for travellers to pre-book their tickets. You can use the search bar at the top of the page to begin your search; simply type in your chosen arrival and departure destinations.

Air Panama is currently the only domestic airline operating flights within Panama.

Why book domestic flights within Panama?

Panama is a popular introduction to Central America. This is partly because Panama is one of the easiest countries in Central America to travel around. Most will fly to the country’ capital, Panama City, which is bursting with culture and things to do and see. However, the country also has diverse rainforests and national parks, as well as beautiful beaches, (world renowned scuba diving) and incredible trekking opportunities. With all domestic flights lasting less than an hour with the country, they are a convenient option for travelers who can quickly and easily discover all the country has to offer.

The largest domestic airport in the country is Aeropuerto Marcos A. Gelabert, which is located in the Albrook neighbourhood of downtown Panama City. Tocumen International Airport, located just outside Panama City, also has a domestic terminal, which mostly connects travellers to destinations in western Panama.

There is currently only one scheduled passenger airline providing domestic flights within Panama: Air Panama. Air Panama’s domestic flights provide a convenient onward connection to a number of destinations. For example, a flight between Panama City and David offers easy onward connections to destinations including Boquete and the Gulf of Chiriquí.

The second airline based in Panama, Copa Airlines, is based at Tocumen International Airport and provides international flights to the country, but doesn’t operate domestic flights.

There are also a small number of airlines that operate flights within Panama on a private charter basis.

What are domestic flights within Panama?

A domestic flight, which is otherwise called an internal flight, refers to a flight that departs and arrives at an airport within the same country. A domestic flight might fly between major cities, or cross different regions (a flight within a single region of a country is often referred to as a regional flight). An example of a domestic flight within Panama would be a flight between Panama City and David. Flights within Panama are short-haul, lasting an hour max.


What is the check-in time for domestic flights within Panama?

Air Panama recommends that passengers arrive as early as possible for internal flights within Panama. Check-in closes one hour before scheduled flight departure time on domestic flights. Online check-in is not currently available.

What is the baggage allowance for internal flights within Panama?

The following is the baggage allowance for passengers travelling with Air Panama. Please note that this information is a guide and may differ based on the route being operated, and will be confirmed during the booking process.

Carry-on baggage allowance: 1 piece per passenger is allowed for free of charge (max 4 kg).

Checked baggage allowance: Passengers are entitled to carry 14 kgs on flights within the Panamanian territory in one or up to two suitcases maximum. When travelling on the David Route, passengers are permitted 20kg. High-value items, fragile items and electronics (computers, phones, cameras, camcorders, etc.) must not be included in hold luggage and instead put into hand luggage.

What domestic airports can I fly to within Panama?

Below is a list of the largest airports in Panama, which all have scheduled passenger flights.

Regular Domestic Flights

CITY Aeropuerto IATA
Panama City Albrook Airport PAC
David David Airport DAV
Changuinola Changuinola Airport CHX
Bocas del Toro Bocas del Toro Airport BOC
Panama City Tocumen International Airport PIEDAD
Playón Chico Playón Chico Airport PYC
Isla Contadora Contadora Airport OTD
Achutupo Achutupo Airport ACU
Bahía Piña Bahía Piña Airport BFQ
Jaqué Jaqué Airport JQE
Mulatupo Mulatupo Airport MPP
Puerto Obaldia Puerto Obaldia Airport PUE
Chitré Chitré Alonso Valderrama Airport CTD
Isla San Jose San José Airport SIC
Ogobsucum Ustupu-Ogobsucum Airport OGM

Seasonal Domestic Flights

CITY Aeropuerto IATA
Pedasi Pedasí Airport PDM
El Porvenir El Porvenir Airport PVE
Corazón de Jesús Corazón de Jesús Airport CZJ
Isla Viveros San Miguel Airport NMG
Sambú Sambú Airport SAX
Río Sidra Río Sidra Airport
Garachiné Garachiné Airport GHE
Isla Secas Isla Secas Airport
Isla Coiba Isla Coiba Airport
Santiago de Veraguas Ruben Cantu Airport SYP
Aguadulce Aguadulce Airport
Carti Cartí Airport CTE
La Palma Miraflores Airport
Punta Patiño Punta Patiño Airport
El Real El Real Airport ELE
Colón Enrique Adolfo Jiménez Airport ONX
Río Hato Río Hato Airport RIH
Tonosí Tonosí Airport
Guararé Augusto Vergara Airport
Tubualá Tubualá Airport TUW

What is the best time to visit Panama?

One of the best times to visit Panama is between January and mid-April, as it is the driest part of the year and one the best times to see the tropical country in all its natural glory. There are also a number of events and festivals held throughout the year, however, which are also worth experiencing.

What currency is used in Panama?

The primary currency used in Panama is the U.S. dollar. The Panamanian balboa, which is pegged to the dollar at a 1:1 ratio, is also in circulation. When you book your flights through Alternative Airlines, you can choose to pay in either U.S. Dollar or the Panamanian balboa (or over 170 other currencies!).

Can I book domestic flights online?

Yes, you can book domestic flights within Panama online with Alternative Airlines! Use the search form at the top of the page to find the flights that you want and pay with a choice of more than 25 payment options, including PayPal.

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