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Domestic Flights in Panama
Domestic flights are a convenient option for travelers who are pressed for time or who want to experience different parts of the country. Panama is scattered with small commercial airstrips and the flights are short — the longest is just over an hour.
Panama City has the country’s main domestic airport. This airport, known as Aeropuerto Marcos A. Gelabert, is in the Albrook neighborhood and is close to downtown. There is also a domestic terminal at the Tocumen International Airport just outside Panama City; this terminal typically connects travelers with places in western Panama.
There is currently only one domestic airline in Panama - Air Panama. Air Panama flies to Bocas del Toro, David, the Darién, and various islands in the Guna Yala and Pearl Island archipelagos. Our Panama airport map displays all of Panama’s domestic airports. These airports can serve as access points for multiple destinations. For example, flying into David will allow you to get to both Boquete and the Gulf of Chiriquí.
There is a weight limit of 12 kilograms (26.5 lbs.) of luggage for domestic flights. This includes both carry-ons and checked luggage. Travelers should also be aware of Air Panama’s cancellation and reservation policies, which can be reviewed on their website.