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

Copa Airlines Pushes Back Restart for Fourth Time

The Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines was repeatedly forced to modify the restart date of regular operations. According to ALNNEWS, the Civil Aeronautical Authority (CAA), extended for the fourth time the suspension that weighs since March 22 on commercial aviation in Panama. Due to the suspension of flying until August 22, Copa Airlines reported that the new restart date would be September 5. With this new postponement, the 102 aircraft fleet will have been grounded for a total of 6 months.…

Copa Airlines Announces Restart of Operations

Article by AirlineGeeks' Juan Pedro Sánchez Zamudio After the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama declared a new 30-day extension in the suspension of all international flights, Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron announced this week that the airline will restart its operations on July 3, with 12% of its fleet capacity.…

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…

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…

Air China Begins Fifth Freedom Route Between Houston and Panama…

China and Panama City are now connected through Air China via Houston. Air China opened up its first fifth freedom route from the United States to Panama, an addition to its five-times-weekly flight from Beijing to Houston. Despite flying to Houston throughout the week, the flight to Panama will only…

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…