News Americas, PANAMA CITY, Panama, Thurs. Jan. 24, 2014: Panama and Guyana will soon be linked by direct flights, thanks to Copa Airlines.
The Panama City-based carrier has announced it will begin flying twice weekly from the Tocumen International Airport in Panama to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) as of July 11, 2014. The new route will be Copa Airlines’ first to Guyana.
According to Copa, its ‘Hub of the Americas,’ offers the most destinations and international flights of any on the Latin American continent.
The airline also announced Wednesday it will fly from Panama City to Fort Lauderdale in Florida and to Montréal in Canada.
The new destinations will bring Copa Airlines’ route network to a total of 69 destinations in 30 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. It will serve all 69 from the Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama.
In addition, Copa Airlines, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., will add eight more new Boeing 737-800 jets to its fleet in 2014, growing its seat capacity by 10 per cent.
On March 18, 2013, Boeing rolled out the first 737NG built at the new production rate of 38 aircraft a month.
The eight new Boeing 737-800 jets Copa is adding in 2014 will increase Copa Airlines’ fleet to 98 aircraft, most of which are Boeing 737NG jets.
Copa Airlines transported more than 11 million passengers in 2013 and increased its total available seat-mile capacity during the year by 14 per cent.
“Our sustained growth in recent years has allowed us to reinforce our leadership in the region and to continue the Hub of the Americas’ position as the most successful and efficient hub for travel to and from, as well as within, Latin America,” Copa CEO, Pedro Heilbron said. “Our success has benefited Latin America, and has stimulated business and the creation of new jobs and investment in Panama.”