Copa Airlines opens Presidents Club in Santo Domingo

  • Dominican Republic is now the second country in Latin America and the Caribbean with a Presidents Club VIP lounge for Copa passengers.

Santo Domingo, March 17, 2011--Copa Airlines has opened a new Presidents Club in the International Airport of the Americas in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the airline's second VIP lounge in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Copa's new Presidents Club, located in terminal B of the Airport of the Americas, occupies 300 square feet and has a capacity for 60 people seated comfortably.  Operated in conjunction with Continental, the Presidents Club is exclusively for members, passengers traveling in Executive Class on Copa Airlines or Business Class on Continental Airlines, or who have Gold Elite status with Star Alliance.


"The new Presidents Club has all the amenities the business traveler expects," said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines.  "We wanted to offer a new level of service to our business passengers, who will enjoy an enhanced, world-class travel experience, with more privacy and comfort in an exclusive atmosphere."

Copa's other Presidents Club in Latin America, also operated in conjunction with Continental, is located in the Hub of the Americas in the Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama.


Presidents Clubs offer a number of services such as assistance with reservations, seat assignments and ticketing; wireless Internet; a wide selection of newspapers and magazines; work stations; a copy and fax center; free local telephone calls; satellite TV; bar area with a selection of snacks, drinks and local and international liquors; and a baggage storage area.


Presidents Club members have Access to any of the 24 Presidents Clubs as well as VIP lounges of Star Alliance member airlines (more than 970 clubs in the Star Alliance network around the globe).  


Copa Airlines, which has offered service to the Dominican Republic for more than 25 years, operates a total of 58 weekly flights between the Hub of the Americas in Panama and Santo Domingo, Santiago de los Caballeros and Punta Cana.