Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines has announced a new route to Salta in northwest Argentina and has also started other new services to destinations across the Latin American region.
As of December 12, it will service two weekly flights between Panama City and Salta, bringing the number of routes it runs in the country to five as it already serves Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Rosario and Mendoza.
The route will be operated by a Boeing 737-800 with capacity for 16 passengers in Business Class and 144 in the main cabin and fly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Copa Airlines chief executive officer, Pedro Heilbron said: “With the addition of this new destination, we reaffirm our commitment to Argentina and service a total of five cities in this important South American country. As such, we create opportunities for commercial and tourism development in northern Argentina.
“We see great potential in these markets, given traveler demand for options in this region and the continued vigor of both provinces, which will enjoy the connectivity benefits offered by our Hub of the Americas in Panama.”
Meanwhile, the carrier begun new twice-weekly B737-800 routes to Salvador and Fortaleza in Brazil last week, and started a twice-weekly Embraer E190 service Bridgetown in Barbados from the start of July. The carrier now operates to 16 destinations in the Caribbean region, and serves a total of nine destinations in the South American country.
From 16 December it will also start a twice-weekly B737-700 route to Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit, in Mexico, its fifth destination in the country.
Copa Airlines currently operates an average of 350 daily flights through Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, connecting 80 cities in 32 countries in the Americas.