Copa Airlines announced that after five months of not operating regularly, due to travel restrictions imposed by governments in the region as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the airline will resume operations from Miami, Florida with connections to six destinations in five countries in the Americas, via Tocumen International Airport in Panama. The airline resumes operations following the Panama Government Executive Decree No. 300, issued on July 31, 2020, which authorizes the transit of passengers through the country.
Initially, the airline will operate three weekly flights connecting from Miami via Tocumen International Airport in Panama on August 15 to San Jose, Costa Rica; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador, on August 21 to Sao Paulo; Brazil and Santiago de Chile, Chile; on August 22 to San José, Costa Rica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and, Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador; on August 28 to Sao Paulo, Brazil and Santiago de Chile, Chile; and on August 29 to San Jose; Costa Rica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador.
“We hope that resuming our operations will help thousands of passengers who wish to return to their homes, reunite with their families, attend to health issues, important meetings, as well as, family or professional commitments,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines. “We continue working with governments across the region to expand the total number of destinations and thus serve as many people as possible,” he added.
People who wish to travel on Copa Airlines’ available flights in August, can learn more about flight itineraries and make reservations by visiting copa.com or by contacting the Copa Airlines Reservation Center. Passengers with a valid Copa Airlines ticket, may request changes without penalty charges. All passengers must comply with all of the immigration and health requirements of each destination.
At Copa Airlines, our main priority is the safety and well-being of our passengers and employees, as a result we have implemented and continue to reinforce all sanitary, hygiene and biosafety measures to offer passengers a safe environment in every stage of their trip. These measures have been successfully tested on flights operated by the airline in the last five months.
All of our aircraft are equipped with high-efficiency (HEPA) filters that remove up to 99.97% of airborne particles, including viruses and bacteria, similar to a hospital’s operating room. In addition, the cabin air recirculation system renews the airflow every two to three minutes and the air is supplied vertically which prevents it from being shared among passengers. This, combined with the use of mandatory face masks at all times, results in a highly hygienic and safe environment.
To learn more about Copa Airlines’ flights, please visit copa.com or the airlines’ official social media platforms.