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COPA, the Panamanian airline, announced that by mid 2014 it will have three new direct flights from Panama to Montreal, Canada; Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Georgetown, Guyana.
It will also add eight new aircraft to its fleet which will increase its seating capacity by 10 percent.
Pedro Heilbron, COPA’s CEO, said that “the sustained growth of the airline over the last few years has reinforced its leadership position in the region, consolidating the Tocumen ‘Hub of the Americas’ as the connection center for trips from, to and within Latin America.”
The airline will offer four weekly flights to Montreal from June 2. Fort Lauderdale will also have four flights a week and these will start on July 11. COPA will fly to Georgetown twice a week from July 11.
In order to achieve its plans for 2014. COPA will incorporate into its fleet of 90 aircraft eight Boeing Next Generation 737-800 planes, which are airplanes with cutting edge technology.
Thanks to the new additions, from mid 2014 COPA will offer flights to 69 destinations in 30 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean from Tocumen International Airport which is considered the connection hub with more destinations and flights within the continent.
Currently COPA employs 5,783 people in Panama and 8,644 in all America. The company is part of the biggest global airline network, the Star Alliance, that offers 1,328 destination in 195 countries. Last year it was awarded the Skytrax in “the best airline” and “best cabin crew and airport personnel” categories for Central America and the Caribbean.