Copa Airlines will begin service to three new destinations in Latin America from Panama’s hub of the Americas. The three new destinations include daily flights to cities in Brazil, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago.
With the new flights, Copa Airlines will offer service to a total of 33 destinations in 21 countries throughout the Americas.
Air service to these new destinations will contribute to business development opportunities between the countries and to the growth of tourism in Latin America, which has been thriving in recent years, say airline officials.
“The addition of these destinations provides our customers with new travel options, reinforces our position in the region and further strengthens our Hub of the Americas, Latin America’s major hub,” said Pedro Heilbron, Copa CEO.
“We are adding Manaus and Santiago de los Caballeros first, followed by Port of Spain, and will operate all the routes with our new Embraer 190 aircraft. The Embraer is a major component of our successful strategy of profitably and efficiently connecting the region’s mid-size markets, which are not attractive for point-to-point service.”
The high-tech Embraer 190AR aircraft, equipped with winglets, GE CF34-10E motors, and advanced Honeywell Corporation aviation instruments, has seating for 10 passengers in Business Class and 84 in the main cabin.
“We are very proud to provide air service to these important cities, which do not currently have flights to Panama or attractive connections to the rest of the region,” said Jorge Garcia I., Commercial Vice President, Copa Airlines.
“Our passengers will be able to take advantage of convenient direct flights from these cities to our Hub of the Americas in Panama, where they can now make connections to 33 destinations in 21 countries—all while enjoying Copa’s world-class service.”