Panamá Pacífico International Airport
|Panamá Pacífico International Airport|
|IATA: BLB – ICAO: MPPA|
|Elevation AMSL||16 m / 52 ft|
Panama Pacifico International Airport, previously known as Howard Air Force Base (IATA: BLB, ICAO: MPHO), is an airport and former United States Air Force base located in Panama. Commercial airline service started in 2014, with VivaColombia being the first to begin operations.
The airport is located 6 miles southwest of Balboa, at the southern (Pacific) end of the Panama Canal. Most of the area around it is uninhabited and forms part of the Panama Canal Zone watershed, although Panama City can be reached by crossing the nearby Bridge of the Americas.
The former Howard Air Force Base is now called Panama Pacifico. The Panamanian National Air Show takes place at the airport every year, usually on the last Sunday of January.
Airlines and Destinations
|VivaColombia||Bogotá, Cali (begins September 5, 2016), Medellín-Córdova|
- Airport information for MPHO at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Hilarski, Randy (April 9, 2013). "Howard Air Force Base has Been Transformed into Panama Pacifico". Panama Simple. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
- "VivaColombia confirms Panama and Peru services and new base at Bogota in 2014". CAPA Center for Aviation. 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
Bogota-Panama City service
- "vivaColombia Adds Cali – Panama Route from Sep 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 30 June 2016.