FlyerTalk Forums - View Single Post - Any chance Tocumen gets closed???
View Single Post
Old Mar 26, 20, 2:55 am
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: In between PTY, MEX and CPH
Programs: Flying Blue Gold, United Premier Silver, Connect Miles Plat, Marriott Plat,
Posts: 500
Originally Posted by YadiMolina View Post
I'm not sure if I interpret your surprise correctly, but wide body aircraft have been docking at PTY for many years now. LH had regularly scheduled flights; I typically saw A340s for them, but I've also seen TK 787s, IB A330s, CA 777s. I seen them docked at those "middle gates" in the old terminal, they usually block access to adjoining gates on each side. I think I've seen them use the gates at the tip of the north wing too.

From the images and videos in this article, and the aviation authority's instagram, they landed at gate 135.
It was mostly related to the fact that 747 is an extremely rare visitor in PTY. I'm well aware that WB aircrafts are parked in the middle section of the old terminal - I'm just not sure whether there were free gates available.
Milkman is offline