President Ricardo Martinelli arrived in the presidential jet on Wednesday, November 13.,to inaugurate the Scarlett Martínez International Airport in Rio Hato, Coclé.
He was accompanied by several ministers, deputies and local officials at as well as representatives from different sectors of the province of Cocle.
Martinelli and Minister of Public Works Jaime Ford also inaugurated the tunnel under the airport's runway that was built for the Pan-American Highway.
The airport is expected to boost economic and touristic activity in the region as many international airlines are already looking forward to organize charter flights in the area. Currently there are several international chains of hotels functioning in the area and several others are expected to open.