Panama wants direct Barbados flight
Barbadians might soon have direct access to Central America through Panama.
Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela today disclosed that his country was seeking to establish a direct flight to Barbados.
Immediately following his arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport for the 36th CARICOM Heads of Government Summit, Varela said Panama was working with the country’s Ministry of Tourism to establish the direct flight.
He added that the two countries were also discussing the possibility of a flight between Panama and London with a stop in Barbados. It was not immediately clear which airline would fly the route.
“Panama is promoting this hub connecting direct to more than 72 cities in the Americas, and 30 countries of the Americas. So, Panama is an important hub for the region and we want to work closer with all the Caribbean countries to promote tourism, trade and commerce and for investment too,” he said.
The President also revealed that Panama was looking to promote the sharing of information for security reasons, and that Panamanian students and teachers would be coming here to learn English, because his country was impressed with Barbados’ education system.