Enrique Malek International Airport (DAV)

Enrique Malek International Airport

Enrique Malek International Airport is an international airport serving David, the capital of Chiriquí Province in Panama. It is the second busiest airport in Panama, after Tocumen International Airport. The airport is named after Enrique Malek, a Panamanian pilot and aviation pioneer.

The airport was originally built in 1941 by the United States Army Air Forces as an auxiliary airfield for Howard Field, which is located near Panama City. The airport was used by the USAAF during World War II for training and reconnaissance missions over the Southeast Pacific coastline. After the war, the airport was turned over to the Panamanian government and began operating as a civil and military airport.

In recent years, Enrique Malek International Airport has undergone a number of renovations and expansions. In 2013, a new passenger terminal was opened, and in 2018, the runway was extended to 2,593 meters (8,507 feet). The airport can now accommodate a wide range of aircraft, including Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s.

The airport is located approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the city of David. It is accessible by taxi, bus, or rental car.

General Information about Enrique Malek Airport

The following table is an overview of DAV Airport indicated below:

AirportEnrique Malek International Airport
Airport TypePublic
OperatorAutoridad Aeronáutica Civil
Built In (Year)1941
ServesDAVas del Toro, Isla Colón, Panama
Enrique Malek Airport CodeDAV
Hub forAir Panama, Hahn Air, and A.P.G
Enrique Malek Airport TerminalsOne Terminal
DAV Airport Runway1
DAV Airport Coordinates9°20′27″N 82°15′00″W
Contact Number507 757-9208
Enrique Malek Airport AddressAve. E DAVas del Toro PA, 507, Panama
Elevation10 ft / 3 m

Enrique Malek Airport Code

Enrique Malek Airport code is DAV. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport Enrique Malek. 


Enrique Malek Airport Map

The Enrique Malek Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Enrique Malek International Airport Runway

Enrique Malek Airport Runway features a single state-of-the-art runway: 

NameLength (in mtr)Length (in ft)Surface

Enrique Malek Airport Terminal

Enrique Malek International Airport (DAV) has one terminal. This terminal handles all domestic and international arrivals and departures.

Nearest Airports to Enrique Malek International Airport

Some of the closest airports to DAV Airport are:

  • Bocas del Toro Isla Colón International Airport – 107 km
  • Golfito Airport – 116 km
  • Palmar Sur Airport – 151 km
  • Drake Bay Airport – 188 km
  • Puerto Jiménez Airport – 195 km
  • Changuinola Capitán Manuel Niño International – 209 km
  • Juan Santamaría International Airport – 401 km

Airlines Operating from Enrique Malek Airport

The following airlines operate from Enrique Malek Airport:

  • Air Panama
  • Arrendamientos Aéreos
  • Copa Airlines
  • Wingo

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