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Copa Airlines announces expansion

Copa Airlines announces expansion
27 Jan 2014

International air carrier Copa Airlines has announced plans for its expansion during the first half of 2014, with the launch of direct flights to and from a range of exciting new destinations that is sure to excite any regular traveller.

A press release sent out by the company indicated that Montreal in Canada would feature on its destination lists as part of an effort to increase its route network in the northern part of the continent.

The network expansion will also include new destinations Fort Lauderdale in Florida and Georgetown in Guyana. All three of these locations will be accessible from Panama for the first time.

These new routes are not scheduled to be operational until summer, however, with Montreal receiving its first flight from Panama on June 3rd and Fort Lauderdale and Georgetown on July 11th.

According to Copa, the locations will bring their total number of destinations across northern, central and southern America and the Caribbean up to 69.

Panama was considered to be particularly important by the company as it is the hub with the most destinations and international flights on the continent.

'Our sustained growth in recent years has allowed us to reinforce our leadership in the region and to continue the Hub of the Americas’ position as the most successful and efficient hub for travel to and from, as well as within, Latin America,' commented Copa chief executive Pedro Heilbron.

'Our success has benefited Latin America, and has stimulated business and the creation of new jobs and investment in Panama,' he added.

In order to cope with the increase in demand for seats, and to operate the new routes, Copa will add eight new Boeing Next Generation 737-800 aircraft to its fleet in 2014, bringing total numbers up to 98.ADNFCR-408-ID-801686874-ADNFCR

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