Panama, June 21, 2012 - Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings S.A. [NYSE: CPA], today officially joined Star Alliance, the largest and most important global airline network.
Copa Airlines' entry into Star Alliance provides its passengers access to 64 destinations throughout the Americas and the Caribbean through its Hub of the Americas, Latin America´s premier hub, increasing travel options and connectivity.
"Joining Star Alliance is an accomplishment for our company. We are proud to become part of the largest and most prestigious global airline network and to draw the world's attention to the Isthmus of Panama," said Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron. "In addition, Copa will provide frequent flyers around the world with more benefits and travel options throughout the Latin American region, making it easier for them to connect through Tocumen Airport and visit our country."