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Copa flies, Santiago, Panama

Copa Airlines, will begin today its second frequency between Santiago, Chile, and its Hub of the Americas in Panama City.“Passenger traffic growth between Chile and Panama has led to a second frequency between both countries. With this second frequency, we reaffirm our intention to offer the best flight alternatives to the main cities in the Americas, while offering our passengers convenient schedules and immediate connections through our Hub in Panama,” said Jorge Garcia, Commercial Vice-President of Copa Airlines.

The flight will originate from Copa Airlines’ Hub of the Americas in Panama City with non-stop service to Santiago, utilizing a Boeing 737-700 aircraft with capacity for 124 passengers, 12 in Business Class (“Clase Ejecutiva”) and 112 in the main cabin.

During 2005, Copa Airlines added two new Boeing Next Generation aircraft to its fleet, as well as two Embraer 190’s, closing the year with a fleet of 24 aircraft.

The airline also continued strengthening its Hub of the Americas, increasing frequencies to and from Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Bogota, as well as inaugurating a new route to San Andres, Colombia.

Copa Airlines ( is a leading Latin American provider of international airline passenger service. Operating from its strategic location at the Hub of the Americas in the Republic of Panama, Copa currently offers approximately 80 daily scheduled flights to 30 destinations in 20 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.