Marcos A. Gelabert is the official name of the Albrook Airport. Albrook area used to be one of the two US Air Force Bases located in Panama. The other area was Howard Air Force Base across the Bridge of the Americas. The Albrook airport is located in the area of Albrook on the former Panama Canal Zone in Diógenes de la Rosa Avenue.
Before using the airport for internal flights, passengers would use a domestic airport located in what is now called Punta Pacífica in the middle of modern Panama City. The area was too expensive to be used as an airport, so the Panama authorities decided to transfer the airport to Albrook after the Americans left these facilities as a result of the Torrijos-Carter Treaty of 1977.
Albrook Airport operates domestic flights to 25 destinations inside the country and San Jose, Costa Rica. Private flights also can be operated from this airport.
Two are the main Panamanian airlines that operate at this airport: Air Panama and Aeroperlas. The Gelabert Airport has two wings, one for each airline.
Below are several photographs of the busiest airport in Panama for domestic flights. Here we go.
Due to growing tourist population, this domestic airport is crowded with passengers all year round, especially during the Dry Season—December through April. A new destination was recently added—Pedasí, a small town in the Azuero Peninsula bursting with surfing lovers.
If you want to have fun in pristine white sugar sand beaches, come on down to Panama. Good Day.