Sweet first  flight from new Colon airport

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THE FIRST  commercial flight from the $58 million  Enrique A. Jiménez Airport took place on Friday, November 24, four years after its trumpeted inauguration by the Martinelli administration.

A Caribbean Air Transport Company (Taeca), plane carrying five tons of chocolate took off for  San Andrés, Colombia. Taeca received its certification by the Civil Aeronautics Authority (AAC) on November 16  and is the only company established at the airport.

Javier Rey, the manager of Taeca, said that the company will initially operate two daily flights to Medellín, San José, Barranquilla and San Andrés, and other destinations that have been agreed in Central America and the Caribbean.

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