The new name will integrate destinations, routes and services currently offered by Copa Airlines and Aero Republica. Among the benefits it will have access to the Hub of the Americas in Panama, which connects over 45 destinations worldwide through more than 160 daily flights to North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
Copa Airlines Colombia will cover the same national and international destinations operated by Aero República. In addition, travelers will keep access to OnePass frequent flyer program.
"We are proud to announce the birth of Copa Airlines Colombia"said Roberto Junguito Pombo, new president of Copa Airlines Colombia. "The new name will allow the Colombian airline profitable growth, enhance its image internationally and build stronger links with Copa Airlines."
The rebranding comes at a time when Aero Republica has a very positive image. In recent years it has enjoyed steady growth characterized by continued increase in passenger occupancy rates, as well opening of seven international destinations. Similarly, it has become the most punctual airline of Colombia and the number one in customer service.
Colombian airline Aerorepública, an ally of Copa, announced its third daily frequency between both capitals.
It will be served with Brazilian Embraer 190 planes, which will include executive class.
“Roberto Junguito, Aerorepública president, remarked that this new frequency, the fifth operated in alliance with Copa Airlines, ‘positions us as the most schedule-convenient option to fly to Panama’”.
The Colombian carrier, owned by Copa Holdings S.A., announced its intention to fly to all of Central America.
It currently operates mostly in Colombia, with flights to Venezuela and Panama.
Lupita Arenas Caicedo, regional sales director "announced today in San José [Costa Rica]", "its intention of fly to Costa Rica and the rest of the Central American countries", reported Elfinancierocr.com.
The airline Aero República has announced a new flight between Guatemala City and Bogota with stops in Costa Rica and Panama.
The frequency of the new flight will be daily from Monday to Friday and seeks to attract business passengers.
"Rudy Keller, general manager of Copa Airlines Guatemala, owning group of Aero República, commented that the market's demand for a new route to Bogota has grown due to an increase in corporate travel," reports Prensalibre.com.