Copa Airlines will start operations in July to Salvador and Fortaleza, in Brazil, and the island of Barbados in the Caribbean. Through this addition, the airline will expand its network of routes in the continent by connecting 78 cities in 32 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, through the Hub of the Americas, located in Panama City.
Copa Airlines will fly to Fortaleza and Salvador beginning July 18th and 24th, respectively. These new routes in northeastern Brazil add up to a total of nine destinations for Copa in the South American country. The flights to Barbados will begin in July, becoming Copa Airlines’ 16th destination in the Caribbean.
“Copa Airlines is proud to commence flights to Fortaleza and Salvador, in Brazil, and Barbados, which strengthen our presence in Brazil and consolidate our leadership in the Caribbean. These new routes allow Copa Airlines to continue to expand connectivity from the Hub of the Americas, in Panama, with the important northeastern region of Brazil and the increasingly interesting and attractive Caribbean region,” said Copa Airlines chief executive Pedro Heilbron.
Flight CM 342 will initially operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays, departing at 3:25 p.m. from Panama and arriving at 11:57 p.m. in Fortaleza, Brazil. The return flight, CM 343, will depart from Fortaleza on Monday and Thursday at 2:13 a.m., arriving in Panama at 6:45 a.m. For this direct flight, Copa Airlines will operate a modern Boeing 737-800 aircraft with capacity to transport 160 passengers, 16 in the Executive Class and 144 in the main cabin.
From July 24, flight CM 474 will initially operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays, departing at 3:15 p.m. from Panama and arriving at 00:30 a.m. in Salvador, Brazil. The return flight, CM 475, will depart from Salvador on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1:30 a.m., arriving in Panama at 6:50 a.m. For this direct flight, Copa Airlines will operate a modern Boeing 737-800 aircraft with capacity to transport 160 passengers, 16 in the Executive Class and 144 in the main cabin.