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A Copa Airlines Boeing 737-800 landing in Miami. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Copa Airlines Announces New Destinations for December

From December Copa Airlines will begin to fly from Panama City o 14 new destinations in North, Central, South America and the Caribbean. These 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, St Marteen to its destinations in Central America and the Caribbean. To South America, the carrier will be resume operations to Belo Horizonte, Brazil;…

The Current State of the Aviation Industry in Central and…

Aviation in Latin America has been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The three main airlines in the region: LATAM, Avianca and Aeroméxico, have declared bankruptcy and filed for the Chapter 11 process in the U.S. Latin American governments have not given enough help to the aviation industry. In this…

Peruvian Government Announces Restart of Flights with a Duration Up…

The Peruvian President, Martín Vizcarra, announced on Oct. 21 in a press conference that international flights allowed to enter the country may last up to 8 hours from November, as part of the resumption of international operations that began on Oct. 5. Vizcarra stated that the Government will be stricter…

Tocumen International Airport and Copa Airlines Adjust Facilities to Restart…

On June 17, the Civil and Aeronautical Authority extended for the third time, the suspension of international flights until July 23. International flights have been suspended since March 22, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 12, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) published an open letter to the authorities…

Aeromexico Announces Return to Services Across the World

This week, Aeromexico announced the return of its international operations to North America, Central America, Asia and Europe. Operations to South America will take place from July, except to Colombia and Argentina due to the measures implemented by their governments. Regarding Central America, two weekly flights will resume on June…

The Power of an Airport: The Copa Airlines Case

Panama is a small country in Central America with a population of around 4 million people and an area smaller than South Carolina. Despite its geography, however, Panama is a notable hub for aviation.  The country not only has the busiest airport in Central America with more than 16 million…

United Airlines Expands Partnership with Copa and Avianca

United Airlines has reached an agreement with Latin America's Copa Airlines and Avianca, in addition to many of Avianca's affiliates, for a joint business agreement (JBA). Although pending government approval, the JBA is expected to provide substantial benefits for customers, communities and the marketplace for air travel between the United States…