Copa Airlines to change charges for excess baggage

Copa Airlines has a new system for charging for excess baggage that will go into effect for certain destinations on Sept. 1.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Weight and dimensions of allowed baggage will stay the same, but now the airline will charge more for passengers who exceed the maximums.
The airline says it will charge a single tariff for excess baggage for all of its destinations except for those in Brazil and the United States.

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COPA announces new destinations

August 2008

Starting December, Copa Airlines will fly to Valencia in Venezuela, Oranjestad in Aruba and Santa Cruz in Bolivia.

Along with previously announced destinations of Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago, and Belo Horizonte in Brazil, the airline will end the year with five new destinations in its network.

New Copa Destination: Monterrey, Mexico

September 2011

Copa Airlines has announced a new nonstop flight between Monterrey and Panama, home to the Hub of the Americas.

From a press release by Copa Airlines:

With the opening of this new route to the capital of the Mexican state of Nuevo León, passengers from this city, for the first time, will be able to connect to multiple destinations in Latin America without having to make connections via the United States.

COPA to implement new administrative charge

October 2008

This new charge will cost $15 plus applicable tax (except in the case of Costa Rica where the tax does apply) per passenger and is non-refundable.

The charge will be added to all ticket sales and virtual MPD issued at the main ticket offices (CTO's) and Airports (ATO's), the airline company reported. It will be applied at the following points: Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Jamaica.

Copa Profits Down 66% in Second Quarter

August 2010

In the second quarter of 2010, Copa Airlines recorded net income of $18.6 million, 66% less than in the same period of 2009 when it was $55.2 million.

The company's total revenue increased 9.3% to $303 million and its capacity was also up 5%. However, its performance per passenger mile fell 2.5% to $0.152, largely due to lower prices in Venezuela and Colombia.

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Copa Airlines

Organization that operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
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