Copa Airlines set to increase Guyana flights

– Will connect through Panama – Hub of the Americas

– A total of five flights will now be operating from the country

– Decision is in keeping with increased public demand

Georgetown, December 6, 2018Copa Airlines {NYSE: CPA} is pleased to announce it will be adding another flight to its Guyana-Panama route with onward connections effective December 9, 2018.

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has approved a request by the airline to add the new flight to what is becoming an increasingly busy Guyana route.

Copa will operate the additional flight on Fridays, adding to existing flights on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Its decision to add an additional flight day is based on increasing demand and is part of the airline’s ongoing plans to expand and improve its service to the people of Guyana.

Copa doubled its flights in 2015 to four in response to increased requests from passengers to expand the service.

Bernardo Ordas, Copa’s Regional Sales Manager, said, “The airline is very proud to be serving Guyana. The additional flight will cater to the growing demand and will also provide a way by which Guyana’s tourism product could be further enhanced. We are also cognizant of the increase in traffic associated with Guyana’s emerging oil and gas industry and would like to continue playing a role in national development.”

Nadine Oudkerk, Copa Airlines Sales Manager in Guyana, said adding yet another flight day is a significant accomplishment and the airline is extremely happy to be offering more options to Guyanese. “The addition of a fifth flight to Guyana is part of our ongoing expansion efforts in the country and demonstrates that Copa is here to stay. We have been able to build strong partnerships with a number of groups, companies and individuals and remain committed to further developing these valuable relationships.”

The airline has been a strong supporter of programmes in Guyana geared towards community development, sport, medical services and care for youth and the elderly.

Copa offers flights to over 78 destinations in 32 countries in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean from the Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City.

 

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About Copa Holdings, S.A.

Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, is a leading passenger and cargo airline in Latin America. It currently serves 80 destinations in 32 countries across North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. Operating continuously for 70 years, it has established the Hub of the Americas in Panama City as the continent’s leading hub. It has one of the industry’s newest and most modern fleets, with 104 aircraft— 82 Boeing Next-Generation 737s and 19 Embraer-190s, 3 Boeing 737 MAX9 —and on-time performance of around 90%, among the best in the industry. Thanks to its on-time performance, Copa Airlines was recognized by FlightStats as “Latin America’s Most On-time Airline” for the fifth year in a row. The London-based Official Airline Guide also named Copa Airlines “The Fourth Most On-time Airline,” based on its on-time performance in 2017. In the same year, the company was recognized with the “Mexico and Central America’s Leading Airline” at the World Travel Awards. In 2016, Copa was also honored with three Skytrax awards: “Best Airline in Central America and the Caribbean,” “Best Airline Staff in Central America and the Caribbean” and “Best Regional Airline in Central America.” As a member of the Star Alliance, Copa Airlines offers travelers the ability to reach 1,330 airports in 190 countries, with more than 18,450 daily flights. Copa also has code-share agreements with United Airlines, Aeromexico, KLM, Lufthansa, Avianca, Iberia, GOL, and TAME. To plan your travel and manage your reservations, securely buy tickets in seven currencies, use Web Check-in, print boarding passes and find information about travel policies and immigration requirements, visit www.copa.com. Plus, visit www.ConnectMiles.com to learn about Copa Airlines’ improved and expanded loyalty program, designed especially for our travelers.

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