Copa adds more planes, more direct flights, including Montreal

Copa adds more planes, more direct flights, including Montreal

SOURCE: Newsroom Panama – THURSDAY, 23 JANUARY 2014 17:24

COPA Airlines will have direct flights to two Canadian Cities in the first half of 2014. The company already has direct flights to Toronto, and as part of its growth plans will now be flying direct to Montreal. Montreal, Quebec, a major world cultural center and a well-known tourism destination will get its new,four times a week service from June 3 reports World Airline News.

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Florida, and Georgetown, Guyana, will also get direct flights. Copa is expanding its fleet, to create a 10 percent growth in capacity. It will add eight new Boeing Next Generation 737-800 aircraft bringing its total fleet to 98 state-of-the-art aircraft, Fort Lauderdale will get four flights a week beginning July 11. The coastal region, with its booming tourism industry and growing Latin American population, will be Copa’s fourth destination in the state of Florida and its 10th in the United States. Georgetown will get twice weekly flights, Copa’s first to the country giving new access to the region.

The new cities served will bring Copa Airlines’ total number of destinations to 69 in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean served from its “Hub of the Americas” at Tocumen International Airport. The Hub is well named, as it has with the most destinations and international flights on the continent.

Copa Airlines major accomplishments for 2013 included:

  • Transporting 11,316,678 million passengers
  • Adding two destinations to its route network: Boston, Massachusetts and Tampa Bay, Florida.
  • Increasing capacity by 14 percent
  • Receiving Skytrax awards for “Best Airline and “Best Cabin and Airport Crew” in Central America and the Caribbean
  • Adding 13 flight frequencies to key destinations already served.
  • Achieving an on-time performance of nearly 90 percent, on par with the best airlines in the world
  • Receiving seven new Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, ending 2013 with a fleet of 90 aircraft
  • Ending the year with 8,644 employees throughout the Americas,5,783 of them in Panama

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