The Capitan Alonso Valderrama Airport is an airport serving Chitre, a city in Panama. The airport is located 2.2 kilometres from Chitre, 6.4 kilometres from Los Santos, 11.2 kilometres from Parita, 24.2 kilometres from Guarare, and 24.2 kilometres from Pese. It is a small facility that is considered as a minor domestic airport, one of the 35 airports in the country, and one of the few that has or have had regular services. Regular services are defined by scheduled commercial air service, which brings passengers to domestic, regional, or international flights.
Panama's airport roster is filled with many domestic airports; about 70% of all the airports in the country are local. The few international airports, which serve the main city centres, are located in the bigger cities including Panama City, Changhuinola, David, and Bocas del Toro. The domestic airports, meanwhile, are scattered across the other provinces of Panama, including the provinces of Darien, Los Santos, Kuna Yala, and Herrera, where the Capitan Alonso Valderrama Airport is located. The Capitan Alonso Valderrama Airport is the only airport in service to the Herrera province.
The Capitan Alonso Valderrama Airport operates a single terminal that handles all its flights and other airport-related processes and services. The said terminal has been in use since the airport's foundation.
Services and Facilities
The Capitan Alonso Valderrama Airport is set at an elevation of 33 feet or 10 metres above mean sea level. It is settled at coordinates 7°59′15″North and 80°24′35″ West, which sets in the mid-southern region of Panama. The airport uses a single runway, with an asphalt surface that measures 4,920 feet or roughly around 1,500 metres. Currently, the Capitan Alonso Valderrama Airport, alternately called or known as the Chitre Airprot, does not have departures or arrivals on record. It also does not have charter services, airfreight and cargo services, and other general aviation services as of the moment. For travellers who are looking for solid lists of flights and bigger airports, they may try and search for others in the nearby regions, or they may go directly to the major international airports of the country. The biggest airport in the country is the Tocumen International Airport, located in the capital city of Panama. The airport is located in the south-eastern section of the country, and can be reached by land travel (from Chitre) through the Pan-American Highway. The Tocumen International Airportprovides flights to other countries in the Central, North, and South American regions, including the Caribbean sub-region, and a few destinations to Europe. Airlines that serve the airport include Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, Aruba Airlines, Copa Airlines, Avianca, Lufthansa, Iberia, KLM, and TAP Portugal, to name some.