Copa Airlines began nonstop flights Dec. 12, between Panama City and Denver, marking its 13th destination in the United States. The new nonstop flight connects Coloradoans to more than 55 destinations in Latin America through Copa"™s Hub of the Americas in Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama, and creates great opportunities for tourism and trade for Panama and the Latin American region in general.
Copa, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, will have its new flight CM 477 depart Denver on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:16 p.m., arriving at the Hub of the Americas in Panama at 6:02 a.m. the following morning. The return flight, CM 476, will depart Panama on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:50 a.m., arriving in Denver at 4:03 p.m. All times are local; flight time is approximately 5Â½-hours. The flight will be operated with a Boeing 737-800 Next-Generation aircraft, with seating capacity for 16 passengers in Business Class and 138 in the main cabin.
“Our new route to Denver demonstrates the Hub of the America"™ continued leadership position among airline hubs in Latin America," said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines. "Denver is our 13th U.S. destination and will allow passengers to make convenient connections to more than 55 destinations throughout Latin America. Denver is a flourishing mecca of progress in the U.S. and Panama is a nucleus of travel and commerce for Central and South America and the Caribbean. Uniting the two cities through this route will undoubtedly boost tourism and economic development between Colorado, Panama and the rest of the region."
Through the Hub of the Americas in Panama City, travelers can connect hassle-free to cities such as San José, Costa Rica; Lima, Peru; Bogotá, Medellín and Cali, Colombia; Santiago, Chile; Guatemala City, Guatemala; and seven cities in Brazil including Sao Paulo, among others in Latin America. Additionally, Copa"™s partnership with United Airlines offers customers convenient connections through codeshares to 43 U.S. markets beyond Denver including Albuquerque, New Mexico; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Omaha, Nebraska; Seattle, Washington and Phoenix, Arizona.
"Copa"™s new nonstop flight to Panama will greatly increase connectivity by providing DEN passengers more options than ever before to explore Central and South America," said airport CEO Kim Day. "And for those traveling to Denver from Panama, the flight will provide easy access to all of North America through an expansive network with Copa"™s Star Alliance partners”…