The increase in travel frequency and the opening of new direct flights from their hometowns, show how airlines are interest now in Panama as an entry to the Americas.
In January Iberia, which flies to the capital since 1971, announced that the company would have its regional headquarters in the City of Panama, while the Venezuelan Conviasa expanded from one to two daily flights, since last February 5th. In this avalanche other companies such as TAP Portugal, opened in August 2014 a direct route between Panama and Lisbon with a frequency of four flights per week, opening a new gateway to Europe. Four months later, in December 2014, the US United Airlines reported its nonstop flight between Panama and Denver, which operate daily from November to August and five times a week between September and October. That same month, Air Canada also inaugurated a nonstop route between Toronto and Panama, while the German Lufthansa announced that since the coming November 16th Panama will be the gateway for the airline to Central America, with five weekly trips.