Copa Airlines begins nonstop service between Montréal and Panama

  • Four-times-weekly flights between Montréal and Panama on June 03, offering unmatched connectivity to Latin American destinations.
  • From its Hub of the Americas in Panama, Copa offers flights to more international destinations than any other airline from any other hub in the Latin American region.
  • Montréal will be Copa’s second Canadian destination, and its 67th overall.

Montreal, June 03, 2014 – Copa Airlines {NYSE: CPA} subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., and a member of Star Alliance global airline network today begins nonstop service four times a week between Montréal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Copa’s Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama, Republic of Panama, with connecting service throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Montréal is Copa’s second Canadian destination and its 67th overall.

“The new flight provides Québecers with the only nonstop service between Montreal and Panama bringing local residents the greatest connectivity throughout Latin America and the Caribbean”, said Pedro Heilbron, CEO Copa Airlines. “We are very proud to expand our presence in Canada as we believe that by joining forces with the local authorities and the community, we will boost more business relationships and tourism opportunities.”

As a leading Latin American airline, Copa Airlines has been working closely with Airport Authorities, Tourisme Québec and Tourisme Montréal to promote the new flight, which will provide easy access for passengers from Latin America to the area’s dynamic cultural offerings, history, arts and entertainment districts, dining, nightlife and shopping experiences.

“I applaud Copa Airlines’ commitment to enhancing links between Panama and Canada by establishing this non-stop flight to Montreal. The arrival of Copa Airlines will provide a strong bond between Montrealers and Latin America citizens and will definitely stimulate our economy and our community,” says James, C. Cherry, CEO of Aéroports de Montréal.”

Copa will operate a Boeing 737-700 Next Generation with 12 business class seats and 112 economy seats on the flights to Panama. Copa flight 423 will depart Montréal on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 9:33 a.m., arriving at Copa’s Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama at 2:22 p.m. The return flight, 422, will depart Panama at 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday, and Saturdays, arriving in Montréal at 12:49 a.m.

Copa’s on-board service includes complimentary meals and beverages, including wines and spirits; a 12-channel audio-visual entertainment system in English, Spanish and Portuguese, with new movies monthly and complimentary headsets. Passengers earn miles through the MileagePlus frequent-flyer program. Copa’s website, copa.com, is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese; and passengers may purchase tickets in 7 currencies.

Established in 1947, Copa Airlines transported more than 11 million passengers in 2013. The airline was named “Best Airline in the Central America and Caribbean region” at the Skytrax World Airline Awards in June 2013. Additionally, Copa continues its commitment to providing world class service to its customers by maintaining its high standard of service recognized by the industry and the best on-time performance in America.

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