Panama’s Copa Airlines will launch service to Baltimore/Washington (BWI) in the northern hemisphere summer, growing its US network to 14 airports.
Flights between Panama City Tocumen (PTY) and BWI will commence from June 28. The service will be operated 4X-weekly using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The route will be exclusive to Copa.
The Star Alliance carrier already serves Washington Dulles (IAD), located 58 mi. to the south of BWI.
Copa VP and CCO Dennis Cary said in a statement that Baltimore is “a city with great history and tourism appeal,” adding: “With this new route, we continue working toward our objective [of] increasing connectivity in the countries in which we operate and connecting travelers with all of the Americas, while contributing to the tourism and economic development of the Baltimore area.”
BWI CEO Ricky Smith said: “Copa will link Maryland … with the rich culture of Panama and offer easy connections across Latin America.”
BWI-originating passengers will gain access to Copa’s PTY hub, known as the “Hub of the Americas” because of its central location and the airline’s network of nearly 80 destinations in 32 countries in the Americas…