Lay-offs by Continental will not affect Panama

"No routes are being eliminated nor will there be any reduction in the frequency of flights," indicated Ana Lorena Arroyo, manager for Continental Airlines in Panama.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Panama remains untouched, for the moment, by the international crisis from which the airline industry is suffering. US airline Continental Airlines announced in June that it would be laying off some 3000 employees and would reduce flights on several routes. Starting September it will stop flying to or reduce flights to destinations in Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico, Chile and the Dominican Republic. It will also be closing some offices.

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New Continental flight from Panama to New Jersey

November 2008

Continental Airlines announced the opening of a second flight from Panama to Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.

This is a seasonal flight starting January 10, 2009 through March 7, 2009 -- Saturday and Sunday only.

Continental Augments Costa Rica - United States Frequencies.

February 2009

The airline reported that, starting in March, it will increase Saturday flights from San José to New York to three.

Nacion.com publishes: "Also to start next month, Continental will increase to three the number of flights that leave toward Houston, Texas from the airport Daniel Oduber in Liberia, Guanacaste."

Copa Airlines Wants More Flights to Lima

February 2012

The aeronautical authorities of Peru have so far refused permission for a fifth weekly frequency, even though the demand for seats is catching up with supply.

The CEO of Copa Airlines, Pedro Heilbron, pointed out that Copa Airlines wants to tap the growing business opportunities presented by Peru’s economic dynamism, and therefore is looking to add a flight for the route Lima-Panama, reported Misfinanzasenlinea.com

Venezuela Copa Reduces Frequencies

July 2014

The airline will be reducing the number of daily flights between Caracas and Panama from three to two and eliminating the daily frequency from Caracas to Medellin, among other changes.

The difficulties faced by airlines in managing payments for ticket sales in dollars through the Venezuelan currency system has led several companies to reduce their frequencies, as is the case for Panama's Copa Airlines.

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