I have mixed emotions about David’s airport initiating flights to the US. The first flight that has been announced is a Copa flight from Florida to David. The initial flights will be using planes in the 737 class until the runways are enlarged for the larger class planes.
For many, this may be looked at as a good thing. I guess it is something that had to happen, but I am not sure I look forward to this change coming. David has always had a pleasant little airport. Bringing in direct flights from the US will change that and it will begin having some of the same problems suffered by all international airports serving the US.
It can’t help but impact the travelers that are just commuting to Panama City. I haven’t seen any change come that hasn’t brought a reasonable amount of pain with it. Maybe if I had a direct flight to Houston, I would think differently, but at the present, I don’t look forward to the changes that are going to come as a result of these pending changes.
I hope El Chiricano will give its personal view of what the average Chiricano thinks of this move.