What is the airport transfer system?
By Peter Wright, BBC News”The airport transfer” system allows travellers to transfer their luggage from one terminal to another without having to travel through the airport itself.
Passengers using the system have to present their passports and proof of residency at the time of departure.
It allows people to transfer from one international airport to another within a few minutes.
The system is not a panacea, but it is a start.
The airport transfers system was introduced by the country’s former president, Jose Maria Aznar, who was elected in 2003 and was re-elected in 2015.
Aznar has said the system should be expanded to other airports, and he is due to deliver a bill in the coming weeks to expand the system to the entire country.
The legislation will also allow travellers to fly from other countries without having the airport transfers.
The new system will cost about £30bn ($40bn), according to the government’s research, which suggests the government will be able to spend more if it increases the value of goods and services that it imports from abroad.
It will be the biggest public investment in the country since it was established in 1992.
However, the government is facing pressure from opposition politicians and some unions over the cost of the new system.
Critics say it will cost too much to improve security, and critics say the airport system should not be privatised.
Opposition leader Carlos Leitao, a former prime minister, said the government should privatise airports because it was not “in the national interest”.
“The whole point of the airports is to give you a safe and secure transfer to the airport, not to put a burden on the taxpayers,” he said.
“But the airport cannot be privatized, so it’s necessary to change the airport.”
The new law will come into force in 2019, but not before an additional £6bn ($9.5bn) has been allocated to the airports to help them cope with the influx of foreign travellers.
The government will also pay the costs of the system from savings that are due to be created by the new taxes and benefits that are to come into effect.
“We must ensure the security of the public, as well as the security and well-being of the citizens of Panama,” Aznar said in a statement on Thursday.
The airports will be allowed to pay for their own security measures, including CCTV, barbed wire and the use of armed guards.
The system was originally implemented at the airport of the city of Managua, where a large number of foreign tourists pass through each year.
Managua was the last country to use the system, and it was discontinued in January after it was found that some travellers were passing through the port without being screened.