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The old airport building, which currently is being used as a cargo terminal, was built on an area of 720 ha (1,800 acres) and was 126 ft (38 m) above sea level. As time passed, and due to Panama's role as a country of transit, that terminal became too small to attend to the growing demand for air operations.What's new at Tocumen International Airport?
It included the construction of a new terminal, hundreds of parking spots, Tocumen river diversion, and four new direct-access lanes to the airport. The new terminal was officially inaugurated on April 29, 2019.What is the name of the new airport in Panama?
^ "Panama City's Tocumen International airport consolidates its place as one of Latin America's major hubs as new Terminal 2 opens its gates to traffic". Blue Swan Daily. 2019-05-15.Who is Omar Torrijos International Airport named after?
The name of the airport was changed in 1981 by the military government to Omar Torrijos International Airport, in honor of the Panamanian leader who died on July 31, 1981, at the age of 52 in a plane crash in Cerro Marta, Coclesito in very bad conditions.