Copa Holdings announced that effective today, the Colombian airline Aero will operate under the name Copa Airlines Colombia.
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.
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.
From August 7th, Aero República will operate a new Barranquilla - Panama flight, three times a week.
The new flight leaves Barranquilla at 7:32 AM, and lands in Panama City at 8:47 AM, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The return route takes off from Tocumen airport at 8:13 PM, landing in Barranquilla at 9:28 PM, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Copa Holdings S.A., a holding company of Copa Airlines y Aero República, gained $51.9 in the fourth quarter of 2008, 46.1% more than the same period of 2007.
The operating revenue of the business, which lists in the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker CPA, were $84 million -an increase of 95.5% in comparison with $43 million obtained in the last quarter of 2007.
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