Copa plans American expansion

Copa Airlines has announced that it will increase flight
frequencies this summer to eight cities in the Americas, in some cases
offering up to four daily schedules. With the new frequencies Copa will operate a total of 126 daily
departures from its Hub in Panama City to 40 destinations in North, Central
and South America and the Caribbean.
  “The increase in destinations and flight frequencies makes it possible
for our passengers to make good use of their travel time from start to
finish, whether they are flying to or from Panama, or connecting to other
flights at Copa’s Hub of the Americas in Panama,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO,
Copa Airlines. “Our new flights will contribute to the growth of trade and
business relationships in the region, as well as promote tourism, helping
to drive economic development.”
  The airline also recently announced new nonstop service between its Hub
in Panama and four cities in the Americas during 2007. New destinations
previously announced for summer 2007 are Washington, D.C.; Punta Cana,
Dominican Republic; Guadalajara, Mexico; and Cordoba, Argentina.
  The Hub of the Americas continues to grow, making Panama the best hub
for passengers traveling in the Americas. Some flight schedules and numbers
will be modified as frequencies are increased. Copa suggests passengers
verify new schedules and flight numbers in the flight information section
of, or by consulting their travel agents.
  Copa Airlines offers nonstop flights to Panama City, Panama from four
cities in the United States: two times daily from Miami, daily from New
York City, daily from Los Angeles, and six times a week from Orlando.