Articles Tagged ‘Central America’

Copa or gold? Panama's hub of the Americas

Copa or gold? Panama’s hub of the Americas

Copa Airlines operates its hub of the Americas in Panama. Within a seven-hour radius lies all key areas of North and South America. What are the numbers behind Copa’s five key traffic flows? How many waves does it have a day and when?  And crucially, will it continue to remain steadfast to its core?

Americas-Caribbean S18 review: US has two-thirds of seats; Rio-São Paulo is busiest route

Americas-Caribbean S18 review: US has two-thirds of seats; Rio-São Paulo is busiest route

With peak season fast approaching, anna.aero decided to take a look around the world at the busiest country markets, airlines and routes for a typical week in S18. Nick Preston starts the worldwide review with a look at the Americas and Caribbean region, offering a comparison of this year’s schedules with S17.

American Airlines, Copa Airlines and United Airlines battle for #1 in North-Central America market; capacity up 7% versus last February

American Airlines, Copa Airlines and United Airlines battle for #1 in North-Central America market; capacity up 7% versus last February

Non-stop services between airports in North and Central America are growing steadily, with several carriers launching new services in recent months. We rank the top 12 country pairs and the top 12 airlines in the market, and reveal the top 10 airports in each region for capacity to the other.


Panama City has even more business from Copa Airlines; new Avianca adds capacity

Panama City has even more business from Copa Airlines; new Avianca adds capacity

Copa Airlines’ sleek hub operation in Panama City has become a textbook example for network planners. anna.aero examines how the airport compares with other aspiring hubs in the region.

El Salvador: Traffic up 3% in 2012; new services from AeroMéxico and United

El Salvador: Traffic up 3% in 2012; new services from AeroMéxico and United

The country of one airport, El Salvador saw it’s traffic grow steadily largely owing to TACA’s hub. But as the country exploits the open skies framework, is there a chance for better long-haul connectivity?

TACA bites into LAN’s territory; 13%+ capacity growth in Lima

TACA bites into LAN’s territory; 13%+ capacity growth in Lima

As the large AviancaTaca nears full operational alignment, TACA brand will soon disappear. anna.aero examines how has TACA’s network changed following the merger with Colombian Avianca.


Copa Airlines grows 150% in five years; US market leads; where will all the new planes go?

Copa Airlines grows 150% in five years; US market leads; where will all the new planes go?

Panama-based Copa has exploited its location in Central America to create an impressive hub-and-spoke network. How fast is it growing and what are its leading country markets? Where might its next new routes be to?