Panama Overflight Permit Regulation and Procedures

If you're an operator of a business jet or a commercial airline with plans to fly over Panama airspace, obtaining a Panama Overflight Permit from the Panama Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is mandatory. As a flight dispatcher, it's important to have a good understanding of the requirements for obtaining this permit, including the fact that the issuing of an overflight permit confirms that there is no political or security objection to your airline, aircraft, or country of origin/destination and that there are no outstanding navigation fees due to the ATC authority.

  1. What are CAA's working hours, including whether they are open on weekends?
  2. Which aircraft documents must be submitted with the overflight request?
  3. Are there any fees charged by the CAA for processing the permit?
  4. What is the official validity period of the overflight permit, as determined by the CAA?
  5. How can the Panama air navigation bill be obtained, either through IATA or a local agent?

What Details Are Needed To Acquire Panama Overflight Permit :


  • Complete Flight Schedule
  • Entry / Exit & ATC Flight Plan
  • Lead Passenger Details ( Only for Passenger Flight )
  • Captain Valid License, Passport Details & Captain Type Rating
  • Crew medical certificate
  • Consignee & Consigner Details (Only for Cargo Flights)
  • List Of Required Aircraft Documents :
    1 - Air Operating Certificate ( Private Aircraft AOC Not Required )
    2 - Certificate of Airworthiness
    3 - Insurance Certificate
    4 - Noise Certificate
    5 - Registration Certificate

Panama Sample Overflight Permits :


The issued overflight permit number must be inserted in Item 18 of your submiting Flight Plan.

  • Sample Permit Format
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Is There Any Offical Panama Overflight Permit Processing Fees :


  • According To Panama Civil Aviation
Officially there is "NO CAA Processing Fees" applied for issuance of Panama Overflight Permit.

What Is Panama Overflight Permit Validity :


  • Panama overflight permit is valid for +24 hours (from their initial requested schedule).

How Many FIR's In Panama Airspace :


  • Airspace of Panama is currently having one flight information region (FIR).
  • Panama FIR ICAO Code is " MPZL "

Who Will Issue Panama Overflight Permits :


  • Panama Civil Aviation Authority
  • Postal Address : Panama Civil Aviation Authority, Panama.

Who Is Responsible For Panama Overflight Air Navigation Bill :


  • Panama CAA will issue air navigation bill directly to the local agent who submit overflight permit request.

What Is Panama Civil Aviation Authority Working Hours :


  • Panama Civil Aviation Authority working hours ( 1200Z ) till ( 2000Z )..
  • Weekend In Panama ( Saturday and Sunday )

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  • Charter and Private Operator Services
  • Overflight Permits
  • Cargo Flight Overfly Permits
  • Commercial Airlines
  • Monthly Block Permits
  • Seasonal Block Overflight Permits
  • Overfly Country Navigation Settlement
  • Business Jets and Airliners Services
  • Landing Permits
  • Airport Parking Slot Arrangement

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We have direct contacts with worldwide Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) and in some countries in which CAA is only allowed to process permits through local agents, we have a very professional local representative team available to support our valued customers so that we would be able to arrange landing permits on a short term notice period.

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Travel Information :


Panama is a country on the isthmus linking Central and South America. The Panama Canal, a famous feat of human engineering, cuts through its center, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to create an essential shipping route. In the capital, Panama City, modern skyscrapers, casinos and nightclubs contrast with colonial buildings in the Casco Viejo district and the rainforest of Natural Metropolitan Park.
  • El Valle de Anton
El Valle de Antón is a small town situated in the crater of an extinct volcano, and surrounded by lush rainforests and sharp peaks. At 600 meters (2000 feet) above sea level, El Valle is comparatively cool, and the surrounding countryside is good for walking or horse riding. Nearby forests offer excellent bird-watching, and the valleys of El Valle are home to an impressive set of waterfalls as well as some rare golden frogs.
  • Pearl Islands
Rich in history and natural beauty, the Pearl Islands are an archipelago of about 100 islands in the Gulf of Panama off the country’s Pacific coast. Featuring virgin forest and pristine beaches, the Pearl Islands were made famous when they were used as a location setting for the reality television series, Survivor, in 2003. Contadora Island is the most developed of the Pearl Islands, with several resorts and an airstrip. Visitors can charter private yachts to cruise and explore the islands.
  • Volcan Baru
Located in Chiriquí Province, as Panama’s highest geographical point, Volcán Barú offers a true adventure for experienced hikers and mountain climbers. The long climb is steep, and hikers will experience changes in climate as they hike towards the summit. Less adventurous visitors will enjoy the hot springs located around 30 minutes from the town. The springs are fed from the thermal waters below the dormant volcano.
  • Gulf of Chiriqui
The Gulf of Chiriquí lies along Panama’s Pacific coast and extends from the border with Costa Rica on the west to the Azuero Peninsula on the east. The region contains one of the largest coral reefs in the Pacific, one of Central America’s richest mangrove forests, many sandy beaches and Coiba, the largest island in Panama. The unspoiled and largely undiscovered coastal and marine environments in this area provide many great opportunities for boating, sport fishing, surfing and scuba diving.
  • Boquete
Situated along the western border, Boquete in nestled in mountain ranges that extend into Costa Rica. Known as the “Valley of the Flowers,” Boquete offers a true bouquet of delightful travel experiences. Whether taking a zip line over through the canopy of the Cloud Forest, soaking in the hot springs along the Caldera River or whitewater river rafting on the Chiriquí Viejo, travelers will find plenty to do around the mountain village of Boquete.
  • Santa Catalina
It may just be a quiet fishing village off the country’s Pacific coast, but Santa Catalina is one of the best places to visit in Panama. In fact, it is the village’s remoteness and unspoiled authenticity that appeals to most travelers. Adding to that, Santa Catalina is a world-class surfing spot with great beaches as well as a frequent gateway to the Coiba National Marine Park.
  • San Blas Islands
An archipelago of nearly 400 islands off the north coast of the Panama Isthmus, the San Blas Islands are one of the most popular places to visit in Panama due to their unspoiled beauty, indigenous people and simple way of life. Of all the islands, only about 49 are actually inhabited, serving as the home of the friendly Kuna Yala tribe. Electricity and modern conveniences are limited on the islands, which offers a relaxing atmosphere and appealing solitude to many tourists.
  • Bocas del Toro
An archipelago of six forested islands and numerous uninhabited islets in the Carribean Sea, Bocas del Toro is a popular tourist destination where natural, unspoiled beauty and outdoor adventure are the main attractions. The province’s capital city, Bocas del Toro, is well worth a visit to see its historic Caribbean architecture. Numerous beaches offer white sands and activities like sailing and diving. Jungle trekking, canopy tours and mangrove kayaking provide visits to Ngobe Indian settlements as well as views of exotic birds and exotic animals.
  • Panama City
Panama’s capital and largest city, Panama City, is a concentration of modern high-rise towers rising up from a surrounding tropical rainforest. A vibrant, cosmopolitan city made prosperous by the development of the Panama Canal, Panama City is one of the best places to visit in Central America. While a visit to the city’s most famous attraction, the Panama Canal, ranks at the top of most sightseeing itineraries, exploring the cobblestone streets and colonial buildings of the historic quarter, Casco Viejo, is also a must-do.
  • Panama Canal
Stretching across the Panama Isthmus and regarded as one of the modern-day wonders of the world, the Panama Canal is a vast and complex canal system built to allow ships passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, making it an important channel for international maritime trade. The Panama Canal is a key source of Panama’s thriving economy and has become a major tourist attraction.

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