Air Europa will consolidate its presence in Central America with the launch of its new route to Panama in June. At the same time, the carrier will offer passengers a codeshare option with Copa Airlines to travel on from Panama to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador or Guatemala.
Copa Airlines and MTT, a Travelport subsidiary, today announced the launch of the new Copa Airlines apps on iOS and Android. The rejuvenated apps are central to Copa Airlines’ wider digital transformation strategy to meet the needs of its increasingly digital savvy customers.
Copa Airlines has taken delivery of the 100th airplane to join its fleet, a Boeing 737-800 decorated with a special decal celebrating the airline achieving this important milestone. The airplane, leased from SMBC Aviation Capital, flew from Seattle to its Panama City home base, where it was welcomed by a special ceremony.
Panama president Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez and United States president Barack Obama have witnessed a historic agreement in which Copa Airlines and Boeing announced an order for 61 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 airplanes. The order, valued at $6.6 billion at list prices, is the largest commercial transaction ever between a Panamanian and a US-based company. The signing ceremony took place in Panama City as leaders from throughout the Western hemisphere gathered for the seventh Summit of the Americas.
Copa Airlines, today announced growth plans for the first half of 2014, which include the launch of new direct flights from Panama to: Montreal; Canada, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Georgetown, Guyana. In addition, Copa will add aircraft to its fleet, for a 10 percent growth in capacity.
Aviation Partners Boeing has announced the order of up to 100 Split Scimitar Winglet Systems for Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft by Copa Holdings. This program is the culmination of a five year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefine the aerodynamics of the Blended Winglet into an all new Split Scimitar Winglet.
Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, operating both the Galileo and Worldspan platforms, today announces details of a new global full content agreement with Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A. The new multi-year agreement secures access to the airline’s full range of published fares and inventory for all Travelport-connected travel agents, corporate customers and online agencies worldwide booking through Galileo and Worldspan, with immediate effect.
Sabre Travel Network has extended a multi-year agreement with Copa Airlines to distribute its full-content to travel agencies and corporations connected to the Sabre global distribution system. The new agreement assures Copa Airlines’ full content to more than 350,000 travel agencies using the Sabre Red Workspace software worldwide, as well as for hundreds of companies managing their travel programmes with Sabre BizSite and GetThere as online booking tools.
Copa Airlines has added Liberia, in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, to its list of destinations with the launch of a new flight from Panama. The new Tocumen (Panama) – Liberia (Costa Rica) route operates on Sundays and Thursdays, departing Panama at 09:52 and arriving in Liberia at 10:23.
Star Alliance has welcomed Avianca, TACA Airlines and Copa Airlines as members, thereby cementing its presence in Latin America and adding close to 50 new airports to the network. The development means passengers will now be able to connect seamlessly through the Copa Airlines hubs in Panama City (Panama) and Bogota (Colombia) and the Avianca, TACA Airlines hubs in Bogota (Colombia), San Salvador (El Salvador), Lima (Peru) and San Jose (Costa Rica).
Copa Airlines has announced new nonstop service between Monterrey, Mexico, capital of the state of Nuevo Leon, and the Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama, beginning in December.