Copa Airlines Celebrates Panama Canal Centennial

  • Copa Airlines pays tribute to Panama Canal’s centennial.
  • Copa will highlight the centennial through commemorative aircraft livery, logos, and special communications to its more than 1.8 million passengers.

Panama City, Aug. 14th, 2014 - Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., {NYSE: CPA}, is paying tribute to the Panama Canal’s first 100 years with special aircraft livery and a variety of passenger communications reaching 1.8 million passengers.

“Copa Airlines is proud to join in paying tribute to our national symbol as we commemorate the centennial of the Panama Canal,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO. “The Panama Canal has served as an example for Copa Airlines in the pursuit of our dream of working toward a more united and better-connected world.”


To bring recognition to the Canal, a major feat of civil engineering that changed the course of world commerce, the airline has painted “100 years of pride” and “100 years connecting the world” on two of its Boeing 737 – 800 NG aircraft, so “all our passengers from throughout the world are aware of this important anniversary,” Heilbron said.


In addition, Copa is displaying the Panama Canal Centennial logo next to boarding gates for 40 aircraft. On board, Copa’s Panorama magazine features a cover story about the Canal. A video about the Panama Canal’s 100-year history will play on the overhead monitors, and passengers can watch special coverage on the in-flight video program, “Panorama of the Americas.” Copa and the Canal have been planning the tributes for several months.

“The Panama Canal and Copa Airlines share a vision of strengthening the country’s geographical position as a center of transportation, logistics and services, positioning Panama as the hub of connectivity, both in the air and on the water, for the entire continent,” said Jorge Luis Quijano, administrator of the Panama Canal.


“What we are doing to communicate this milestone of the history of our country is just a small reflection of what the Panama Canal means to us as Panamanians,” said Pedro Heilbron.