Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Panama City
Copa Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Panama City Tocumen Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
The cheapest airline ticket to Panama City from the United States in the last 72 hours was $103 one-way, and $266 round-trip on the route from Orlando to Panama City. The most popular route is from New York to Panama City and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $317 round-trip.
In general from United States, Copa Airlines, United Airlines and EVA Air fly the most to Panama City.
Panama City Airport is 11 miles from the center of Panama City. View on Map.
Panama City is served by Panama City Tocumen Intl Airport, also commonly referred to as Tocumen, Tocumen Intl, or simply Panama City Airport. The airport code is PTY.
The Crowne Plaza is a modern 4-star choice that is only a 3-minute drive from Tocumen International Airport and a 20-minute drive from the Estadio Rommel Fernández football stadium. The Express Inn is a budget choice that is a 5-minute drive from the airport and a 25-minute drive to downtown Panama City.
If you would like to grab a bite to eat before your flight takes off, make sure to visit one of the many dining options in the airport. The Departures terminal has a variety of sit-down restaurants that specialize in both local and international cuisine, as well as several fast food joints and stores where you can purchase snacks and to-go items.
Tocumen International Airport has several duty-free stores that sell both local and international brands, including liquor, tobacco, cosmetics, clothing, and electronics. There are also many small boutiques that offer souvenirs and locally made goods, such as pottery, t-shirts, picture frames, and more.
If you are traveling with a lot of luggage and need help carrying it to your check-in area or to security, keep your eyes open for one of the airport porters. They work for tips and can help you to carry all of your belongings up until you check your bags.
Panama has resumed commercial flights.
Panama has temporarily suspended the entry of all travelers who spent 20 days in the UK or in South Africa prior to their journey. Nationals and residents of Panama are exempt from this restriction.
Travelers must complete a "Declaracion Jurada de Salud".
Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test issued within 48 hours of departure to Panama. Travelers with Laissez-Passer are exempt from testing requirement.
Travelers without a negative COVID-19 PCR-RT test must undertake a test at the airport for USD 50, at their own expense.
Nationals of Panama who have been in the past 20 days in South Africa or United Kingdom are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine.
It is now possible to transit Panama. Transit travelers will need to have a confirmed onward flight and will not be allowed to leave the airport. They may also need to take a COVID-19 test and receive a negative result to be able to fly. Travelers should check the requirements for the country of final destination as requirements may vary.
There are currently 3,872 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in PA and 6,248 deaths as of May 5 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Seat was comfortable and the crew was courteous."
Cons: "We ordered special meal, and it was even confirmed in the boarding pass but it was never delivered on board.... attendant said they did not get any special meal"
Pros: "Very pleasant crew. Very helpful And always smiling"
Pros: "I fly a lot, and I am very impressed with the level of consistency that Delta has offered the last couple of months. This flight didn’t disappoint. The crew was particularly friendly"
Cons: "Nothing I can think of-10/10"
Pros: "The Airbus was so futuristic. If you can make it more futuristic, even better."
Cons: "I didn't like that I had to put my bag under when there was plenty of room overhead."
Pros: "Can’t do anything about bad weather-we got through despite a weather delay. Crew was terrific."
Pros: "Arrived on time and smooth flight though it was completely full"
Cons: "Nothing. Every thing was great"
Cons: "Arrived 30 minutes late. The food is ridiculous."
Pros: "Very comfortable seating!"
Cons: "The landing was a bit rough. Lol"
Pros: "Staff are adept at dealing with these issues but it is a systemic problem."
Cons: "Rather than pay luggage fees, people are bringing on their luggage and the flight ALWAYS runs out of space. Suitcases are being moved around right at people heads and more than once I've been hit and seen other people be hit in the head by a suitcase. Getting luggage in place used to be a simple and minor issue, now it occupies much of the time, energy, and attention of the cabin crew as well as the gate crew. I realize this is making money for Delta but the cost is being paid by people being hit in the head with luggage and the crew's unavailability to deal with other issues."
Pros: "left on time and arrived early"
Cons: "no legroom even in first class."
Pros: "Clean plane, quick turnaround"
Cons: "Food was awful. Didn't get my checked luggage in Manila upon arrival, was traced and left in New York JFK. Don't know who messed up with my luggage if Delta connection or China airlines."
Cons: "A 7+ hour delay!"
Pros: "Not too bad once we got on the plane"
Cons: "They make up this lame excuse about a slight delay on the plane arriving and having no flight attendants to get on the plane on time. This delayed our flight by two hours. They need to staff their flights !"
Pros: "No lines at the baggage drop off. No lines at TSA. Efficient and organized boarding. Seat area was clean. No delay, friendly energetic flight attendants."
Cons: "Lots of turbulence on the last 20 minutes of the flight. Captain had warned us. Nothing they can control though."
Pros: "Seats. Service. Timing"
Cons: "No tv screen"
Pros: "Friendly, efficient"
Cons: "All went well"
Cons: "By mistake I booked my ticket for the wrong date Called to change it, wait time was over 2hrs went to the delta app and it cost me $200 to do it. Get to airport and ask for an up grade not possible but if I paid $200 when rebooking the flight I could have gotten one. Snacks were horrible and I have a delta card and was charged $29 to get in plus a charge for my extra suitcase. It’s ridiculous given the amount of money I spend on m card on the monthly basis. Very disappointing"
Pros: "short flight not much to say all was smooth crew was efficent"
Cons: "not a delta thing but passengers drag all these pieces of luggage on making boarding longer clogging up aisles ect. gate agents need to be more strict with people past the allowed limit"
Pros: "They gave me extra pretzels and 2 cans of soda"
Cons: "The seats were awful.. Miniscule"
Pros: "Very professional cabin crew"
Pros: "I always love flying on Delta! The service is always excellent. The crew is always nice and attentive!"
Pros: "Thank God I was able to get a refund"
Pros: "Cheking was easy. Service was excellent. Flight was on time and got to New York 20 mins before time"
Pros: "Finally got upgraded!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "Delta graciously rebooked us on a different flight."
Cons: "Late delayed notification after we reached airport and kept delaying for several hours"
Pros: "We were traveling with a 4 month old lap infant, and the crew went out of their way to warm bottles and be friendly in general. The plane was clean and comfortable, and on this leg of our trip the entertainment system actually worked!"
Cons: "The only bad things were those that were totally out of Delta's control: weather delays and absolutely nasty and rude TSA agents who seemed to understand neither the concept of their Pre-Check system (no dedicated lines and no priority) nor the fun of traveling with an infant."
Pros: "I am not one who enjoys flying. I don't think there ever will be a time that I enjoy flying. However, the pilot, stewards, and all other workers on delta were very nice."
Cons: "I don't like flying so there really wasn't anything I liked."
Pros: "Exit row seat with no seat in front. Was able to stretch legs."
Pros: "Cabin crew were great. Food selection is good and appreciate the snacks."
Cons: "Wish all seats and electrical outlets. Was forced to check my bag at the gate and DID NOT think it was nessesary. There was plenty of room on the plane. They also didn't allow me to take my medicine out before it was checked. Luckily there were no issues with getting it back."
Pros: "Efficient boarding and unloading. Friendly staff. Good movies/tv shows."
Cons: "There was a storm so we flew in circles for over an hour. I didn't see headphones for the tvs (mine are bluetooth so they didn't work)."
Pros: "Pretty much nothing"
Cons: "Delta. They just hate their passengers"
Cons: "My bag was damaged when I arrived at Orlando."
Cons: "No electronic check-in; No seat assignment; will be avoiding flying Delta"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Always a delay with Delta"
Cons: "I will avoid the airline at all costs"
Cons: "No blanket if you're not 1st class lol. I haven't flew in solo long, idk,i thought they were complimentary lol. & cups of water? What happened to the Shasta's lol."
Pros: "People were nice."
Cons: "I didn't like having my seat assigned at the gate. I booked this flight months ago, but yet somehow I got the very last row of the plan. Which is the noisiest location with the least amount of room. On the flight back they put me in the second to last row, even though there were about 10 seats empty scattered throughout the plan. Made no sense to me."
Pros: "Upgraded to first class so had more room, nicer seats. No lines at TSA, had the first gate past security so a short walk. Nice shopping and food choices."
Cons: "No meal served on flight, only drinks and cookies / popcorn. No entertainment at all. You have to provide your own device. There was wifi but not free, it was so slow I couldn't download the entertainment app, so I gave up and slept. No access to Delta lounge with domestic first class WTF?"
Pros: "Planes were nice and updated, screens, wi-fi, easy to board, on time! FA were nice and friendly. Delta terminal at Mia was easier to navigate than AA. Liked that they didn't charge for middle seat towards the front. I feel claustrophobic in the back but hate paying extra for seats up front. A long time AA Gold Member, looking forward to more Delta flights."
Cons: "Only food available was pretzels. Not even peanuts or cookies."
Cons: "I booked with Delta who doesnt give you limits of weight for the carryon...why since the flight was operated from Airfrance they gave me limits of weight of 12 kg??? one ticket one law pls again, the hostess in my row was very nice, even the steward who was working with her very snob...it's not his job"
Pros: "The hotel I had to stay I. Because of a delayed flight was nice"
Cons: "Delay, delay, delay, delay, no show on the crew so cancelled, delay, delay, delay only to arrive in a different city from my original place of arrival just to go home."
Cons: "The girl at the counter was not nice"
Pros: "En realidad todo muy bueno"
Pros: "The food, the crew, the comfort..."
Cons: "It was perfect!"
Pros: "The seat very well."
Pros: "On time!"
Cons: "Everything was ok"
Pros: "Very un-experienced Air hostess..They seriously need training. Also they need language training in English"
Cons: "Air hostesses can not understand English, and ATTITUDE is bad . Need massive amount of proper training"
Pros: "Very friendly stewardess"
Cons: "Food. More legroom."
Pros: "The Seat was comfortable"
Pros: "Confortable seats"
Pros: "diferente a otras aerolineas, nada, no ofrecen nada mas distinto."
Cons: "todo, mejor atencion por parte de la tripulacion de cabina, mejor comida, avion muy frio, pudieron dar frasadas. aviones sin pantallas personalizadas o mejor entretenimiento a pesar de ser vuelo internacional. deberia costar menos los pasajes para ofrecer un servicio muy muy muy basico"
Pros: "I liked the service, everything they provided."
Cons: "Entertainment. They need a screen on each seat like other airlines."
Pros: "All services"
Cons: "Frist :Late for more than 6 hours in Miami. Second: obviously I lost my connection to Bog-Col , they give me a hotel room whithout A/C and smell like mold for that reason. Third: there is no breakfast in the hotel. Thanks for asking Kayak Bye"
Pros: "Attention very good"
Pros: "everything perfect you guys are the best"
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Cons: "No room in business class overhead for our bags. Seats head little padding. Very poor quality biz class seats. Food mediocre and not edible. No bottled water."
Pros: "It was fast ,super organize, clean plane ,very friendly staff,all this especially so early in the morning made the fly fantastic"
Pros: "everything is so very good"
Cons: "Checking in at Miami was very slow"
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "My parents fly from IAH to MIA, in Houston was lightning pretty bad. They was landing more then 1+ late. Copa airlines do not approved them for another flight to get home. They need to purchase another tickets $300 per person"
Pros: "Better ask, what didn't like. The Cops agents were very professional and courteous. The planes were on time, boarding also and so was takeoffs."
Cons: "The food was terrible!"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "lousy food, slow boarding. I had a sick passenger sitting next to me - I was worried about getting sick.."
Cons: "I chose the seats 8 months before this flight and I supposed to be assigned 8F and 8E. However, I don"t know why the airline assigned me the last seats in the airplane in this time. That day the aircraft experienced turbulence and I felt bad at the back. I did not like they decided to change my seats without asking me."
Pros: "As a non-Spanish speaker we felt well cared for."
Cons: "Worse customer service at the 1800 fly copa and at the counter..."
Pros: "I was treated very well, and respectful in my needs. It was simple but nice."
Cons: "I don't remember nothing that make me be uncomfortable. I pay for economic class, then I got that."
Pros: "all the service"
Pros: "They serve what they call a snack which is really a small meal, on a US flight well a snack is just a bag of peanuts."
Pros: "Fast prompt boading"
Cons: "Tiny meal"
Pros: "luggage politics"
Pros: "The flight was fine, but...."
Cons: "My bags were opened and items were stolen. I have been trying for 4 days to file a complaint, the on-line service is not accepting forms, and calls to COPA are for reservations only, they will not accept complaints. Arghhhh"
Pros: "Easy check-in, free checked bag, good meal on board, excellent service and friendly crew."
Cons: "Can't think of anything."
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "The snack/breakfast"
Pros: "Modern aircraft and good service"
Cons: "Leg room on the flight was cramped"
Pros: "Me Gusto la atención el personal el abordeaje"
Cons: "Asientos incómodos y comida fea mala película para el entretenimiento"
Cons: "They didn't have coffee or tea"
Pros: "Service, on time, New planes"
Cons: "Small plane, limited entertainment, limited food, no power outlet, tight"
Pros: "Airline staff very responsive and quick t"
Cons: "The space between seats too uncomfortable"
Pros: "the food was ok, the service is poor,."
Cons: "The airport personnel did not help me with adding my miles to my Cops Cinbect card, they said it was no value and that Cops Connect membership want Copa, Worse they broke my expensive Nautica luggage by losing a wheel and my luggage was not even 22 kilos"
Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Imformation spoken to fast and completely clear"
Cons: "very cold on flight and no blankets"
Cons: "- Flight delay - ONLY ONE bathroom for economy class -No wheelchair service on arrival ( asked before the flight) -Very bad food"
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Everything was fine"
Pros: "economy plus legroom."
Cons: "actual reclining seats, edible food, broader movie selection and newer films.,"
Cons: "Flight was good. Since flying is everyday anymore if you want perks you will just have to pay for something more."
Pros: "Got upgraded to first class"
Cons: "The flight out of Miami was delayed 6 times for a total of 4 hrs."
Cons: "Wifi didn’t seem to be working properly. But maybe an issue with my device."
Pros: "It was a stressful experience, arriving late for ur connection flight and find out u cant get to ur destination. I would say that they did compliment us with a very nice hotel so i apologize for the bad review i understand u cant do anything about the weather but was amazed with the hotel"
Pros: "United staff were ready in Panamá to handle the missed connections, with onward booking already handled and hotel vouchers ready for distribution upon deplaning."
Cons: "Late boarding and long wait on runway to be able to take off, thus ensuring connection in Panamá would be missed. Given that one runway was closed due to wind, this is something outside the control of United. Nevertheless, allowing a connecting flight with only 30 minutes between flights would seem to be overly risky, thus any delay upon departure will ensure a missed connection."
Cons: "I was in business class and was terrible The airplane too old , so expensive for that? Can’t believe it..."
Cons: "My confirmation number did not work; originally my flight appeared to be through copa but then it was clear that it was part of the way on United and part of the way on copa; Was unable to check in for flight before getting to the airport; first flight was very delayed and connecting flight was not acknowledged in the delay - in other words, I was going to miss the connecting flight but was unable to get any information about re-booking; waited in the airport for 6 hours then boarded the plane and sat on the plane for 3 hours, then was told flight was delayed until the following day; eventually did take off 22 hours late; when I arrived in Quito finally my bag did not make it; they did not deliver my bag to my hotel as they said they would in the airport, instead I had to go an agency and pick it up. I missed a day and a half of seeing a dear friend I was coming here to visit and nothing can make up for that. Overall, terrible experience."
Cons: "Customer service"
Pros: "all was very good"
Pros: "First rate service"
Pros: "Good attention"
Cons: "Food not Not any enterteinmet unless you pay"
Cons: "El peor servicio que he recibido"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Man in front of me immediately put seat back and kept it that way the whole flight."
Cons: "Was forced to pay for a carry on check in while flight was not full and overhead cabins weren't full"
Cons: "I had ear ache probably caused by the pressure"
Pros: "Why doesn't an airline do the maintenance changing a tire or refuel before passengers board a plane"
Pros: "Every thing"
Pros: "Everyone that works there"
Cons: "No free WiFi"
Pros: "Staff was friendly and accommodating"
Cons: "Delayed several times. Very inconvenient ."
Pros: "The soda"
Cons: "Crazy lady sat next to me complaining about noise"
Pros: "I had an entire row to myself."
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "I couldn't finish the movie becayse it kept refreshing."
Pros: "I love everything very good"
Cons: "Because the flight to Houston sat on the tarmac for so long, no one was able to get food in the airport before boarding this flight. I was at the back of the plane and there was NO fresh food available once the flight attendants reached the last 6-10 rows. Unacceptable that there is not enough food options for all passengers. By the time I landed in Panama, I had not eaten for 13 hours."
Cons: "Ran out of french toast. The other option was gross and i wasnt told what was in it when I asked.....potatoes usually dont include sweet potatoes. And then there were beans and peppers (can't eat those) if im paying for first even if im in row 5 it shouldn't mean I dont get what row 3 has..."
Pros: "The time estimated for arrive"
Pros: "Such a long walk in both miami and Newark terminals. Miami I was gate 14 and Newark just to get out. Most are now equipt w those running mats."
Cons: "It was delayed"
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "10 minutes on the plane after getting to gate"
Pros: "Quick and easy boarding , great crew and. Lean interiors , early arrivals"
Cons: "Had to pay for my meals, middle seating was tight and had to pay extra for aisle or window seats. I loved you and I did before but the extra fees just to maintain regular comfort is a little disappointing"
Pros: "It was indeed good experience."
Pros: "Airline personel were all very pleasant and eager to help, just not very effective"
Cons: "Wifi not working"
Cons: "Time and efficiency"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "It nwas a very good trip excelent Paula Montero"
Cons: "Was good"
Pros: "Very clean and friendly"
Pros: "great staff"
Cons: "Weelchair service is bad"
Pros: "I liked the selection of food and drink items"
Cons: "I had seat 22f I think the next time I fly, since I haven't for awhile I will upgrade to something with more leg room because I am 6' tall and had a large person sitting next to me so I was a little bit cramped for space"
Pros: "The crew and food offerings were great. Seats were small but that was expected."
Cons: "Less people on the place with spacing would be great during COVID"
Cons: "Staff didnt anounced why boarding the plane was been delayed, it was delay 40mins."
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "Seats are hard and uncomfortable"
Cons: "Too much turbulence"
Pros: "No entertainment available. Only snacks were available."
Pros: "Clean, simple, comfortable"
Cons: "I was charged $65 for a carryon that was an inch too large to be personal. Ridiculous"
Pros: "Easy check in"
Cons: "Last minute gate change"
Cons: "Las sillas súper incomodas"
Cons: "I will not be using Spirit airlines again."
Pros: "Check in was almost no hassle and boarding was efficient."
Cons: "No free pretzels"
Pros: "Very comfortable"
Cons: "The one way 300 dollar plane ticket"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed"
Pros: "It didn't crash."
Cons: "Deplaning, twice, delays without giving information. Uncomfortable seating. Baggage/seat costs."
Cons: "Cost of bag check."
Pros: "Yes very much"
Pros: "The plane didn't crash."
Cons: "Literally everything. They are the Bernie madoff of airlines."
Cons: "The lights hurt my eyes and made me nauseated"
Pros: "Me trataron bien"
Cons: "Que me cobraron la maleta deben de mejorar eso"
Pros: "I got home"
Cons: "Not used to no service"
Pros: "Everything was great! Stuff was really sweet and helpful."
Cons: "Very little leg room"
Pros: "Nothing !"
Cons: "Everything , the whole trip."
Pros: "Ticket agent was great"
Cons: "The size of the seat paying for all Bev"
Pros: "Very accommodating!"
Cons: "Had to cancel. Didn't get any credit for future use even. Not happy."
Cons: "Price of a coke"
Cons: "Only give 7 dollar for food. All restaurant cost more for a meal. Plane was delay 5 hour."
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "Help with completing customs forms. Perhaps a card in the seat pocket."
Cons: "My seat was somewhat cramped."
Cons: "Almost everything. The service was terrible and so where the people around me."
Cons: "Boarding was very late. They had no schedule. Baggage charge is excessive & a ripoff."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "Pretty easy overall."
Cons: "Delayed 30 min. Waited for bags too ong"
Cons: "cancel flights"
Cons: "luggage price"
Pros: "The price."
Cons: "Total lack of communication"
Cons: "my seat had plenty of leg room but hurt my back."
Cons: "severe restrictions on carryon baggage"
Cons: "Over all service .."
Pros: "Good timming"
Cons: "I dint like the fact that i dont work for spirit...i would love too"
Cons: "Hidden charges caused a large increase in price. Even being only 5'1" leg space was cramped. Was never given the opportunity to buy a snack. Probably will not use Spirit again."
Cons: "being ripped off"
Pros: "The price of the ticket."
Cons: "They ripped my luggage. And I did not like the 40lb weight limit."
Cons: "Nobody wants to help in difficult situation or late flights..."
Airlines flying to Panama City have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Panama City
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Panama City
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Panama City
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Panama City
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Panama City