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Avianca Adds New Routes, Resumes Additional Flights

In order to offer its travelers more connectivity opportunities, Avianca announced the sale of five new routes that will begin to operate at the end of the year and the reactivation of seven more routes from September. After inaugurating seven domestic and international routes this year, five new routes will go on sale in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Guatemala that will begin operating in December 2021. In a press release, the Colombian carrier announced that the five routes that…

Copa Revives ‘Stopover in Panama’ Campaign This Month

As the travel restrictions continue to lighten in a mixed time for the world, the Panamanian flag carrier and tourism board are going ahead with launching a pre-COVID marketing strategy that centered around the nation’s unique location on the globe. Formed in 2019, the Stopover in Panama campaign promoted passengers…

Copa Airlines Expanding Network with Increased Frequencies to the United…

After a year and a half of COVID-related challenges, Copa Airlines is starting to ramp up its operations in the United States. Beginning this June, the airline will offer new flight frequencies to six major cities along the East Coast and West Coast, expanding its network to over 55 destinations…

Copa Will Become the First American Carrier to Have IATA…

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is partnering with the Panamanian government and Copa Airlines to trial the IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information. According to an IATA’s press…

U.K. Introduces South American and Portuguese Travel Ban

The U.K. government has announced a new travel ban in response to a new variant of COVID-19. The new travel restrictions bar entry to the U.K. for passengers arriving from 16 countries, including many in South and Central America and Portugal from Friday 15 January at 4 a.m. The measures…

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…

Copa Progressively Increasing International Operations

Copa Airlines announced its first increase in international operations since November. The carrier plans to connect Panama City, Panama with 35 destinations all over America. The destinations span over a dozen countries from South America, North America and Central America. As the world economy continues to reopen, ALNNEWS highlighted the…

Panama Begins International Operations, Copa Resumes Flights

According to ALNNEWS, after five months of restrictions to control the advance of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Controlled Operations Center for the Interconnection of International Aviation began operating on Aug. 14, at the Panamanian Tocumen International Airport. The Panamanian government put into force on July 31 a decree that allows…

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 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.…