Copa Airlines announces new service to the Island of St. Martin in the Caribbean

Copa Airlines announces new service to the Island of St. Martin in the Caribbean

Copa Airlines, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings SA, announced today new service direct from Panama to the Caribbean island of St. Martin, beginning Dec. 18, 2010.

“We are very pleased to launch service to this beautiful island,” said Joseph Mohan, Commercial and Planning VP, Copa Airlines. “Copa Airlines has played a major role in the development of tourism and business in the Caribbean and we are certain our passengers will be captivated with our latest destination - our 46th - as we continue to bring together the Americas.”

The new flight will depart Panama on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 12:22 p.m., arriving in St. Martin at 4:17 p.m. The return flight will depart on the same days at 5:30 p.m., arriving in Panama at 7:44 p.m.

Copa Airlines passengers can now make immediate connections at the Hub of the Americas in Panama to/from the major cities of South America, Central America and Mexico with the island of St. Martin without having to go through customs or immigration.

St. Martin, shared by the Netherlands (Saint Marteen) and France (Saint Martin), offers tourists more than 37 beaches considered among the best in the world, enchanting colonial architecture, exquisite cuisine and festive nightlife. From St. Martin, tourists can easily visit other attractive islands in the area such as St. Eustatius, Antigua, Barbuda, Saint Kits, Nevis and the British Virgin Islands. In addition, a ferry service transports tourists to nearby islands such as Saint Barth (35 in a catamaran), Anguilla and Saba.