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

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 passengers in 2018, but it is also the main hub for Copa Airlines, taking advantage of the geographic position of Panama between two continents. Copa Airlines was founded in 1947,…

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…

Azul and Copa Airlines Announce Codeshare Agreement

Azul Brazilian Airlines and Copa Airlines announced a codeshare agreement that will connect two large networks in Latin America. Now Copa customers can use Azul’s network in Brazil with 101 domestic destinations, 52 not served by any other airline and Azul clients can use Copa’s presence in many Latin America…

Copa Overhauled: Panama’s Flag Carrier Shows Off New Aircraft and…

With the Boeing 737 MAX program nearing 200 deliveries across all aircraft types, it was only a matter of time before another carrier took hold of its first aircraft and the latest to show off its newest aircraft is Panama’s Copa Airlines. The airline held a gathering in its main…

United, Avianca and Copa Look for a New Three Way…

Avianca and Copa Airlines want to enter into a three-way deal with United Airlines, which would strengthen the U.S. to Latin America presence of the three Star Alliance members. At an event held for the presentation of financial results on August 8, the parent companies of Avianca (based at Bogota)…

Venezuela Bans Copa Airlines, Causing Major Disruption

Venezuela is temporarily cutting economic ties with Panamanian Copa Airlines, as it suspended its operations in the country for 90 days. The announcement is a clear retaliation after Panama declared Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and about 50 other Venezuelan nationals as "high-risk profiles" for the crimes of financing terrorism and…

Copa Places Large Order for Boeing 737 MAX

Copa Airlines, based in Panama City, Panama, has placed an order for 61 737 MAX aircraft.  The order includes two variants of Boeing's next generation 737. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="324"] Photo provided by Boeing[/caption] Copa operarates from its hub in Panama City to cities throughout North and South America.  The airline…