Tocumen International Airport is the large capital airport of Panama. It serves as the center of airline companies serving American flights and flights to the Caribbean countries. Also, Tocumen performs several flights to Europe and Asia. Every year, the airport services about 16 million passengers.
Tocumen Airport was built in 1947 as a military airfield. The passenger terminal was built a few years later. It was replaced by a new terminal in 1978. In the territory of the airport, there are two air-strips, one of which can accommodate heavy wide-body airplanes. At the airport, passengers are serviced in two terminals, Northern and Southern.
At Tocumen International Airport, you can take the metro, the bus, or the free transfer shuttle to Metromall. Buses run from the airport to different cities and towns. In the territory, you can also take a taxi going in all directions.
At PTY, you can rent a car. There are the offices of the following big car rental companies in the passenger terminal: Budget, National car rental, Sixt rent a car, Alamo, Hertz, Payless car rental, Dollar, Avis rent a car, Thrifty, Eurocar rental, Tipoa car hire. Also, there are subsidiaries of these companies at the airport: Ace rent a car, Express rent a car, Arrendadora Economica.
Offices of rental companies are situated at the second level of the Northern passenger terminal. Dealer offices of rental companies are situated on both sides of the central stairs to the exit from the terminal. To get to offices, you need to go to that part of the terminal where airline company offices, information stands, and other different offices are located. Rental company offices are open from 6-7 am to 12 am.
There is also an information point of the car rental company at the ground level of the terminal, opposite the â€ślost & foundâ€ť room. To get to this point, you need to go out of the baggage claim area and turn left.
Cars are taken and returned to the multi-level garage near the terminal.