Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport

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Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón"
IATA: BOCICAO: MPBO
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Autoridad Aeronáutica Civil
Serves Bocas del Toro, Isla Colón, Panama
Elevation AMSL 3 m / 10 ft
Coordinates 09°20′27″N 082°15′03″W / 9.34083°N 82.25083°W / 9.34083; -82.25083Coordinates: 09°20′27″N 082°15′03″W / 9.34083°N 82.25083°W / 9.34083; -82.25083
Map
MPBO is located in Panama
MPBO
MPBO
Location in Panama
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,500 4,921 Asphalt
Sources: CAA[1] and DAFIF[2][3]

Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón") (IATA: BOCICAO: MPBO) is a public airport located 1.5 km (0.93 mi) northwest of the center of Bocas del Toro, a town on Isla Colón (Colón Island) in the Bocas del Toro Province of Panama.[1] The airport has a single runway with no taxiway. A small terminal exists at the east end of the runway.[4] International arrivals must clear Panamanian customs at the airport. Taxis and telephones are available.[1] Few, if any, other services are available. No aviation fuel is available. The airport operates from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily.[1]

The airport has no control tower, runway lights, or approach lights.[1] The runway is aligned in an east-west direction and designated runway 08/26. The runway measures 1,500 m × 26 m (4,921 ft × 85 ft).[2] There is no apron or turn-around at the west end of the runway.[4] The airport can only accommodate smaller aircraft and the runway is limited to aircraft under 26,500 lb (12,000 kg).[1]

The airport does not have filtered or treated water. The town does not filter or treat its water. Visitors should drink only bottled water or soda during their stay.

Airlines and Routes

Airlines Destinations
Air Panama[5] Panama City-Albrook, Panama City-Tocumen
Nature Air[6] Pavas, Tamarindo

Weather[edit]

Bocas del Toro is a tropical coastal destination. The climate is hot and humid. Unlike most of Panama, Bocas does not have a clear wet and dry season. Thunderstorms occur year-round, which will delay flights. Bocas receives large amounts of precipitation.

Climate data for Bocas del Toro, Panama
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 87
(31)
89
(32)
90
(32)
89
(32)
86
(30)
85
(29)
84
(29)
84
(29)
84
(29)
83
(28)
83
(28)
84
(29)
85.7
(29.8)
Average low °F (°C) 71
(22)
73
(23)
74
(23)
75
(24)
74
(23)
73
(23)
73
(23)
73
(23)
73
(23)
72
(22)
72
(22)
72
(22)
72.9
(22.8)
Source: Weather Underground[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f (Spanish) Aeropuerto Internacional de Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón", Autoridad Aeronáutica Civil. (Retrieved: 24 May 2009)
  2. ^ a b Airport information for MPBO at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ Airport information for BOC at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  4. ^ a b Google Maps: 09°20'27"N, 082°15'03" W Retrieved: 24 May 2009.
  5. ^ Air Panama Flights & Tickets Retrieved: 24 May 2009.
  6. ^ Nature Air flight schedule Retrieved: 25 May 2009.
  7. ^ "Bocas del Toro". Weather Underground. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 

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