Copa Airlines announces its new "Copa Club" brand for its Presidents Cub in Latin America, in alliance with United

  • The rebranding is part of the strategic alliance between Copa Airlines and the new United.
  • All other Presidents Clubs and Red Carpet Clubs will become United Clubs
  • The Guatemala Copa Club, which opened to the public on Oct. 1, is Copa Airlines' third VIP lounge; the other Copa Clubs are in Santo Domingo and Panama.
Copa Club

Panama, October 7, 2011 -- Copa Airlines has announced the launch of its new Copa Club brandfor its three Latin American VIP lounges, previously known as Presidents Clubs, as part of its alliance with United. The change follows United's recent rebranding announcement of its Presidents Clubs (Continental Airlines) and Red Carpet Clubs (United Airlines) as United Clubs -- part of the airline's integration of products and services to provide customers with a consistent travel experience.

The Latin American Copa Clubs are located in Tocumen International Airport in Panama, headquarters of Copa Airlines' Hub of the Americas; in the Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo; and in the North Terminal of La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala, site of the newest Copa Club, which opened its doors to the public on Oct. 1.

The Copa Clubs, operated in alliance with United, adhere to the same policies, procedures and standards of quality, including personalized attention and privacy for passengers traveling in Copa Airlines' Executive Class; Business Class, Business First or First Class on United or any partner Star Alliance airline; OnePass Elite Platinum and Gold members traveling on Copa Airlines; and Star Alliance Gold members traveling on any partner alliance airline.

Other customers who may access Copa Clubs include United Club members, Priority Pass cardholders, and Lounge Pass and Club Acela members. Passengers on KLM traveling in First Class and Flying Blue members who hold the Flying Blue Platinum and Gold Elite Plus cards may use the Copa Club in Panama only.

In addition, customers in these VIP lounges may take advantage of global membership with access to any of the 55 United Clubs in the U.S. and the three Copa Clubs in Panama, Santo Domingo and Guatemala, as well as the 970 VIP lounges in the Star Alliance network throughout the world.

Lounge benefits include an exclusive ambience, Internet access (WiFi), copy center, complimentary fax and local telephone calls, local and international television, a bar area with a selection of snacks and drinks, a variety of newspapers and magazines, and reservations assistance.

"This rebranding is yet another example of the strengthening of the Copa Airlines-United Airlines strategic alliance," said Joe Mohan, Vice President, Commercial and Planning, Copa Airlines.  "We will continue making every effort to offer our passengers the best travel experience, and the most comfortable and functional wait times, and will continue to adapt our produce to the tastes and preferences of our passengers, as we have done with these Copa Clubs."


For more information, visit Copa Club.