PANAMA CITY --
Copa Airlines, Panamas largest airline, is preparing to add five
destinations in the coming months as part of an ongoing expansion
In July, the
carrier will begin daily service to Port of Spain, Trinidad;
Manaus, Brazil; and Santiago, Dominican Republic. The airline also
will launch flights to Montevideo, Uruguay, in August and San Pedro
Sula, Honduras, in November.
These new routes
are part of Copa Airlines regional expansion and consolidation
plan, which provides our customers with a greater number of travel
options and convenient connections through our Hub of the Americas
in Panama, said Copa Commercial Vice President Jorge Garcia. Our
new flights contribute to the growth of commerce and tourism in
these important cities.
To provide the
necessary equipment for its expansion, Copa this year will receive
two new Boeing 737 NG aircraft and four new regional Embraer 190AR
offers flights to 30 destinations in 20 countries in North, Central
and South America and the Caribbean. In January, the airline began
its second daily flights linking Panama City with both Santiago,
Chile, and Guatemala City.
Also this year,
Copa expanded its code-share agreement with Brazilian low-cost
carrier Gol to include flights between Sao Paulo and Rio de
Panama City hub at Tocumen Airport, meanwhile, is putting finishing
touches on a $70 million expansion and renovation, resulting in
four additional gates as well as refurbished and expanded waiting
reporter Mark Chesnut, send e-mail [email protected].