Copa Airlines celebrated in Panama City with a ribbon cutting ceremony to herald the start of services to Chiclayo in Peru on 28 June. The 1,762-kilometre sector will be flown twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) facing no direct competition.
Seen arriving onto stand in Chiclayo on 28 June is Copa Airlines’ inaugural service from Panama City, with the ground crew waving the Panamanian and Peruvian flags. The route will face no direct competition.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was also had in Panama City for the start of services to Rosario on 1 July. Flown four times weekly, the 5,063-kilometre route will be flown on the Star Alliance member’s 737-800s. The airline branded one of its 737-800s in a special Rosario livery to promote the service.
- Copa Airlines commenced two services from Panama City (PTY) this week, starting on 28 June with a connection to Chiclayo (CIX), its second destination in Peru after Lima. Flown on the Star Alliance member’s E190 fleet, the 1,762-kilometre sector will operate twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) facing no direct competition. The second connection launched by the carrier is also a unique route, a 5,063-kilometre sector to Rosario (ROS) in Argentina. Launched 1 July, the airport pair will be flown on the Star Alliance member’s 737-800s. Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines, commented on the launch to Rosario by saying: “For Copa Airlines, we are very proud to start operations to Rosario, our third city in Argentina. We hope to contribute substantially to the tourist and commercial development of this important region of Argentina with this new service.” Copa Airlines also serves Buenos Aires Ezeiza and Cordoba in the South American nation. See how Chiclayo and Rosario airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world.