Tampa welcomes back Copa from Panama City; daily from end May
Tampa Airport welcomed back Copa from Panama City on 8 January after a period of eight months.
This carrier is currently operating the route twice-weekly using B737-800s, but it’ll return to once-daily from the end of May. Pre-coronavirus, both B737-700s and -800s were scheduled, OAG data shows.
Copa is the only carrier on the route, which began in 2013. In pre-coronavirus 2019, the airline had almost 73,000 seats on it. Frequency varied from three-weekly to seven.
Of course, this route revolves around connectivity over Panama City. Booking data obtained via OAG Traffic Analyser shows that around 78% of passengers transited. Colombia was by far the single-largest country market, with over twice as many passengers as second-placed Ecuador.
On a city-pair basis, however, the top-five O&Ds were Tampa to Bogota, San Jose (Costa Rica), Cali, Quito, Lima, Guayaquil, Caracas, Medellín, Sao Paulo, and Pereira.