Above: Tocumen International Airport in Panama
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport has a new board of directors.
Panama President Juan Carlos Varela signed a decree this week designating the new directors and officers of the airport’s board, led by Economy Minister Dulcidio de la Guardia, who will service as CEO.
Francisco Jose Salerno Abad has been named director-president, while Eduardo Enrique Valle has been named director-secretary.
Rigoberto Lee Cerezo has been named director to the board representing airport workers.
Varela told the new board that it would have a “big challenge ahead,” urging them to ensure that all economic flows to the airport were handled transparently.
He said that, in the past, the airport had been handled “irresponsibly,” vowing that these practices could not be repeated.
Tocumen is one of the largest hubs in the wider Latin American and Caribbean region, with almost 8 million passengers last year.