24 January 2014
Copa Holdings, S.A., (NYSE: CPA) subsidiary Copa Airlines has announced growth plans for the first half of 2014, which include the launch of new direct flights from Panama to: Montreal; Canada, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Georgetown, Guyana. In addition, Copa will add aircraft to its fleet, for a 10 percent growth in capacity.
“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,” said Copa CEO Pedro Heilbron. “Our success has benefited Latin America, and has stimulated business and the creation of new jobs and investment in Panama.”
The airline will add eight new Boeing Next Generation 737-800 aircraft in 2014, bringing its total fleet to 98 state-of-the-art aircraft, and increasing capacity by 10 percent.
Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia, subsidiaries of Copa Holdings, are leading Latin American providers of passengers and cargo services. Its website is at www.copa.com.