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Copa Airlines Announces New Destinations for December
Juan Pedro Sanchez Zamudio
November 21, 2020

From December Copa Airlines will begin to fly from Panama City o 14 new destinations in North, Central, South America and the Caribbean. This new routes will be added to the 34 that the carrier is operating.

In a recent announcement, Copa Airlines stated that from December, it will add Oranjestad, Aruba; La Habana, Cuba; and Saint Maarten, to its destinations in Central America and the Caribbean. To South America, the carrier will be resume operations to Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Georgetown, Guyana; Asunción, Paraguay; and, Caracas, Venezuela. In North America, Copa Airlines will be flying to Montreal; Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco; and, Cancun and Guadalajara, México.

This week’s news means the carrier will be flying to 25 countries all over America with 48 international destinations.

To summarise, Copa Airlines is flying to the following destinations:

North America

Montreal and Toronto; Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco; and, Mexico City, Cancun and Guadalajara, Mexico.

Central America and the Caribbean

Oranjestad, Aruba; San José, Costa Rica; La Habana, Cuba; San Salvador, El Salvador; Guatemala, Guatemala; San Pedro de Sula and Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Punta Cana and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and, Sint Maarten.

South America

Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santa Cruz de La Sierra, Bolivia; Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil; Santiago de Chile, Chile; Barranquilla, Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Medellín and Pereira, Colombia; Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador; Georgetown, Guyana; Asunción, Paraguay; Lima, Peru; Montevideo, Uruguay; and, Caracas, Venezuela.

The Panamanian airline registered a net loss of $118 million in the third quarter of the year, a huge difference with the same period of 2019, in which the carrier registered a profit of $103.9 million. However. The carrier improved the result of the 2020 second quarter, when the company scored a ‘red number’ of $386 million.

According to A21, Copa Airlines ended the quarter operating at 3% capacity, compared to the previous year.

Copa managed to reduce its monthly expenses, spending only $36 million per month. By the fourth quarter, the carrier hopes to reduce this even further, by expending $25 million monthly.

Regarding its fleet, Copa Airlines managed to sell its 14 Embraer EMB-190 aircraft to the Australian airline Alliance Air. It has already delivered the first three of these aircraft. The carrier also signed a Letter of Intent for the sale of two Boeing 737-700s, which will leave its fleet in January 2021.

Finally, Copa Airlines will be reactivating its six Boeing 737 MAX-9 aircraft in the near future and it expects to receive two new Boeing 737 MAX during December.
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Copa Airlines To Resume Flights From Fort Lauderdale To Latin America
November 20, 2020

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
(BocaNewsNow.com)
(Source: Copa Airlines and FLL Airport Advisory)

Copa Airlines announced today that after a seven-month hiatus due to travel restrictions in the region relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the carrier is resuming operations from Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Panama’s Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama.

Starting Monday, November 23, 2020, Copa will initially operate up to three weekly flights between Fort Lauderdale and Panama’s capital city. From FLL, flight CM 266 will depart at 1:17PM and arrive in Panama at 4:30PM (local time). Returning, flight CM 265 will depart PTY at 10:52AM, arriving in Fort Lauderdale at 2:04PM (local time). Copa will operate this flight with a Boeing 737- 800 Next-Generation aircraft, which can accommodate 160 passengers, 16 in business class and 144 in the main cabin.

“The opportunity of connecting Fort Lauderdale again through our Hub of the Americas gives us a lot of optimism. These flights will allow Copa Airlines to serve thousands of passengers who wish to return to their homes, reunite with their families, visit their favorite vacation destinations, attend to health issues, important meetings, family, or professional matters,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines. “We are committed to the economic and tourism development of the countries we operate, and we will continue to focus on gradually reestablishing the vital connectivity we offered before the pandemic.”


The Fort Lauderdale to Panama nonstop flight will offer connectivity to several destinations Copa currently serves in the Americas. From Panama, Copa flies to Santiago, Chile; Montevideo, Uruguay; Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Bogota, Cali, Medellin, Colombia; Georgetown, Guyana; Guayaquil, Quito, Ecuador; Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Argentina; Lima, Peru; Guatemala City, Guatemala; and San Jose, Costa Rica.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Copa Airlines to once again offer travelers another gateway to Latin America through Panama City,” said Mark E. Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation. “At FLL, we have enjoyed having Copa as a valued airline partner to Panama since July 2014.”
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