COPA Airlines launches 5 new destinations: Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Oranjestad, Aruba; Valencia, Venezuela; Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

COPA Airlines launches 5 new destinations: Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Oranjestad, Aruba; Valencia, Venezuela; Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

August 8, 2008

The newest destinations offered by COPA airlines from it’s hub at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama bring the total number of destinations served by COPA in 2008 to a total of 45 destinations. Service to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago began earlier this year, and the service to Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Aruba; Valencia, Venezuela and Santa Cruz, Bolivia are scheduled for later this year.

COPA airlines currently serves the following Airports in the United States:

Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), Washington DC (Dulles) (IAD), Miami (MIA) and Orlando (MCO).

Connections can be made from any of these cities to any of the 41 destinations served by Copa in Mexico, Central, and South America.

“We continue to grow and strengthen Copa Airlines and Panama as the best connecting point for travel within Latin America,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines. “The new flights will facilitate commercial and business relations between the countries in our region, increase tourism, and foster economic development.”

Heilbron further stated that COPA’s ability to provide world-class service will be improved by recent the addition of six new aircraft this year and the airline’s recent announcement of future orders. The long term goal is grow Copa’s hub through new destinations and increased flight frequencies. Just this month, COPA added 3 additional flights from Panama City to San Jose, Costa Rica.

Copa will begin service to Belo Horizonte on August 21, 2008, COPA’s fourth destination in Brazil . As part of it’s Continued expansion efforts, Copa will initiate flights to Valencia and Aruba on December 1 and 15, respectively. Service to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the airline’s fifth new destination will also begin in December. From all 5 of these cities, COPA will offer convenient connections to and from the major business and tourism destinations of the US, Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America.

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