Panamanian Perfection

The Central American nation of Panama has been experiencing an economic and tourism boom in recent years and, while most of this has taken place in and around the capital Panama City, the rest of the country is now starting to reap the benefits, as Sebastian Schmitz discovers.

Copa Airlines Boeing 737-800s are the largest aircraft seen at David Airport on a regular basis. One of the carrier’s jets is parked on the apron in front of the terminal during its turnaround.
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A pair of private aircraft – in the foreground is a US-registered Cessna 560XL and behind it is a Quest Kodiak, both parked on remote stands.

Over the last decade, Panama has had one of the fastest growing economies in the world, with the World Bank Group reporting that the country’s annual growth is 7.2%, more than double the regional average.

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