Copa Airlines increases frequency of flights in America and the Caribbean

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Copa Airlines increases frequency of flights in America and the Caribbean
Wed June 13, 2018

The Panamanian airline will strengthen its presence in six destinations from the month of July: Curacao, Montego Bay, Mendoza, Recife, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa


Copa Airlines {NYSE: CPA}, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, SA, and a member of the global airline network Star Alliance, incorporates new frequencies to six key destinations in the region starting in July 2018, offering its passengers more flight options, with convenient schedules and greater connectivity with the rest of the continent.
The cities of Willemstad (Curaçao), Mendoza (Argentina), Montego Bay (Jamaica) and Tampa (United States) will now have daily flights from Panama. Similarly, the city of Recife will go from two to three weekly flights, while weekly flights to Fort Lauderdale (United States) will increase from four to five.
Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines, said "we are constantly looking for the opportunity to offer more options for flights to our passengers, and therefore we evaluate each route, seeing the possibility of increasing its frequency. We have seen the potential in these six markets as demand has increased in this last year. "
With these new flights in America and the Caribbean "we will offer more alternatives for flights to passengers who wish to enjoy these important tourist and business destinations. This increase in frequencies will strengthen commercial and business relations between these countries and the rest of the continent, thanks to the connectivity we offer from the Hub of the Americas in Panama City, "added Heilbron.

Frequency increase to Tampa
With more comfortable and flexible schedules, Copa Airlines passengers will have a daily flight from Panama City to Tampa starting on July 14, departing at 9:10 a.m. and arrival at 1:30 p.m. (local time) and from Tampa with departure at 3:09 p.m. and arrival in Panama at 5:33 p.m. (local time).
"Receiving flights seven days a week from Panama positions us as an excellent tourist destination, and in Tampa we are ready to welcome those who wish to enjoy beaches, museums and amusement parks. Similarly, we are an important business center so having more flight options will allow the executive from any part of the continent to arrive on time to their meetings, positively impacting the economy of Tampa and its business relations with all of America " commented Joe Lopano, CEO of Tampa International Airport.

Increase in frequencies to Curaçao
As of July 17, the frequencies of the Panama to Curaçao route will be increased from four weekly to one daily flight, departing at 9:13 a.m. and arrival at 12:18 p.m. (local time), and from Curaçao to leaving at 1:18 p.m. and arrives in Panama at 2:30 p.m. (local time).
"This increase in flights will help us provide more tourists from the continent with the possibility of knowing the beauty of our paradisiacal beaches, the picturesque landscape of our landscapes decorated with the blue of the sea, as well as enjoying our blessed climate, which makes us a destination perfect for the rest of the whole family; Without a doubt an opportunity to exalt the virtues of our country brand ", Andre Rojer tourism representative of Curaçao.

Frequency increase to Mendoza
Additionally, the airline will increase its frequencies to Mendoza from July 9 to a daily flight, departing from Panama at 3:42 p.m. and arrival at 12:24 a.m. (local time), and from Mendoza to Panama leaving at 1:35 a.m. and arriving at 6:30 a.m. (local time).
"Within the framework of the Aero-commercial opening of the Argentine Republic, a key player has been Copa Airlines, especially for Mendoza. It is a company that not only has added a lot to air connectivity, but is committed to the destination in the dissemination of our tourist attractions, especially wine tourism and adventure all year, and snow in the winter. Soon will increase the frequencies to reach 7 weekly, which will result in a greater exchange of tourists, either to attract them (which is what we work from the Ente Mendoza Tourism) as well as to provide them to Mendoza and Cuyanos ( which is the area of ​​influence) the possibility of having a better connectivity with all of America ", president of Ente Mendoza Turismo, Gabriela Testa.

Increase of frequencies to Montego Bay
Copa Airlines will increase its frequencies from July 18, four weekly to a daily flight from Panama to Montego Bay, departing at 9:21 a.m., with arrival time at 11:22 a.m. (local time), and departure from Montego Bay at 12:21 p.m. and arrival in Panama at 2:32 p.m. (local time).
"We are pleased that Copa Airlines has increased the frequency of flights to Montego Bay, so that more tourists can enjoy the Caribbean magic on our beautiful beaches decorated with white sands and hills dotted with palm trees, reaffirming this destination as the tourist center more known from Jamaica and one of the most visited in the Caribbean ", Donovan White, director of Tourism of Jamaica.

Increase in frequencies to Recife
In the case of Recife, a frequency will be added from July 21 for a total of three weekly flights, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing from Panama at 3:20 p.m. and arrival at 12:35 a.m. (local time) and from Recife leaving at 1:25 a.m. and arriving in Panama City at 6:45 a.m. (local time).
"Recife is a place full of culture and history, we offer tourists excellent atmosphere, beaches, museums, emblematic parks and a variety of outdoor activities. We are pleased that Copa has increased one more day in its frequency of flights to Recife, giving the opportunity to connect our tourists and residents, "said Manuela Marinho, Secretary of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment of Pernambuco.
Frequency increase to Fort Lauderdale
For its part, Fort Lauderdale will be connected to the rest of the continent through the Hub of the Americas, in Panama, with five weekly flights on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, departing from Panama at 11:39 a.m. and arrival at 3:48 p.m. (local time), and leaving Fort Lauderdale at 5:51 p.m. and arriving at 8:01 p.m.
"Congratulations to Copa Airlines for its continued success at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport of Broward County, helping to make this one of the fastest growing airports in the United States," said Mark Gale, CEO / Director of Aviation. from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. "With the increase of flight frequencies from Panama City, Copa Airlines will provide its passengers with the opportunity to experience all the unique entertainment options that Broward County has to offer, from unique dining options, incredible water sports activities to Fine arts, "added Gale.

Copa Airlines currently operates an average of 350 daily flights through the Hub of the Americas, founded in 1992 and located at the Tocumen International Airport. Thanks to Copa's extensive network of routes, Tocumen is considered the airport with the most international destinations in Latin America. In addition, Copa was recognized in the last five years by FlightStats as "The most punctual airline in Latin America", and by the Official Airline Guide of London as "The fourth most punctual airline in the world" and the "most punctual in Latin America".


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