Scarlett Martinez International Airport (RIH)

Scarlett Martinez International Airport

Scarlett Martínez International Airport, also known as Río Hato Airport, is an international airport serving Río Hato, a town in the Coclé Province of Panama. The airport is located 3 kilometers (2 mi) east of Río Hato and 90 kilometers (56 mi) from the capital city of Panama City.

The airport was originally built as a United States Air Force base during World War II. After the war, it was used as an auxiliary airstrip until the 1990s, when it was transferred to Panamanian control. In 2013, the airport was reopened under the name Scarlett Martínez International Airport, in honor of Scarlett Martínez, a Panamanian aviation pioneer.

The airport is expected to play an important role in the development of tourism in the Coclé Province. The province is home to a number of popular tourist destinations, including the beaches of Río Hato, the town of El Valle de Antón, and the Coiba National Park.

General Information about Rio Hato Airport

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

AirportScarlett Martínez International Airport/Rio Hato Airport
Airport TypePublic
OperatorTocumen S.A.
Built In (Year)2013
ServesRio Hato, Panama
Rio Hato Airport CodeRIH
Hub forAir Transat and Sunwing Airlines
Scarlett Martinez Airport Terminalsone terminal
Rio Hato Airport Runway1
Rio Hato Airport Coordinates8°22′33″N 80°07′40″W
Contact Number507 993-3814
Rio Hato Airport Address9VP9+6GW, Rio Hato, Panama
Elevation121 ft / 37 m

Río Hato Airport Code

Scarlett Martinez International Airport code is RIH. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport Río Hato. 


Río Hato Airport Map

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

Scarlett Martinez International Airport Runway

Scarlett Martinez Airport Runway features a single state-of-the-art runway: 

NameLength (in mtr)Length (in ft)Surface

Scarlett Martinez International Airport Terminal

There is only one terminal at Scarlett Martínez International Airport. The terminal is a modern facility that can handle both domestic and international flights. It features a variety of amenities, including check-in counters, baggage claim facilities, security checkpoints, and food and beverage options.

Nearest Airports to Scarlett Martinez International Airport (RIH)

Some of the closest airports to RIH Airport are:

  • Golfito Airport  – 337 km
  • Puerto Jimenez Airport – 349 km
  • Apartado Airport – 380 km
  • Bahia Solano Airport – 386 km
  • Drake Bay Airport – 388 km
  • Nuqui Airport – 432 km
  • Tortuquero Airport – 444 km
  • Quepos Airport – 455 km
  • Monteria Airport – 475 km
  • San Jose Juan Santamaria Airport – 482 km

Airlines Operating from Scarlett Martinez Airport

The following airlines operate from Scarlett Martinez International Airport:

  • Air Panama
  • Air Transat
  • Arrendamientos Aéreos
  • Sunwing Airlines

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