Copa Airlines Panama City to Salvador de Bahia
Copa Airlines launched a twice-weekly service between Panama City and Salvador de Bahia on 24 July. Pictured celebrating the new service by cutting the ribbon to officially open the route were: Marc Gordien, CCO, Salvador de Bahia Airport; José Alves, Secretary of Tourism, Bahia State; Emerson Sanglard, GM Brazil, Copa Airlines; Margareth Menezes, one of Bahia’s dearest singers and Ambassador of Copa Airlines in Bahia; and Christophe Didier, VP Global Sales, Copa Airlines. The Brazilian gateway also baked a splendid cake to mark the Star Alliance member’s inaugural flight.
- Copa Airlines launched year-round flights from Panama City (PTY) to Salvador de Bahia (SSA) on 24 July. According to OAG Schedules Analyser, the 5,148-kilometre route will be operated twice-weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays using a combination of its 124-seat 737-700s and 160-seat 737-800s. The outbound service leaves Panama at 15:24, arriving in Salvador de Bahia at 00:30 the following morning. The return leg then departs the Brazilian city at 01:45 on Wednesdays and Saturdays, touching down back in Panama’s capital at 06:45. No other carrier currently operates on the route. With the arrival of the carrier at Salvador de Bahia, it means that it is now the third Star Alliance member to serve the Brazilian airport, with Copa joining TAP Air Portugal, which serves the city from Lisbon six times weekly, and Avianca Brazil on the departure boards. See how Salvador de Bahia Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.