In the first three months of 2013, the airline Copa Airlines carried 3.5 million passengers, 19.5% more than in the same period of 2012.
"International passenger traffic rose by 20.9%, while the operation of Copa AirlinesColombia, which performs internal flights in the neighboring country, fell by 9.2%.This year the company plans to mobilize a total of 11 million people ", reported Prensa.com.
The airlines announced the intention of establishing bilateral cooperation agreements on shared codes.
As part of the preparation process for the entry into Star Alliance and with the aim of strengthening the portfolio of services for travelers, Copa Airlines, Colombia Copa Airlines, Continental Airlines and United Airlines, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of United Continental Holdings, Inc . (NYSE: UAL) and Avianca Taca, announced their intention to establish bilateral cooperation agreements on shared codes, as well as frequent flyer programs and other benefits for customers. These cooperation agreements will be formalized with the respective authorities before coming into effect. Notably, Copa Airlines has a strong and solid strategic alliance code-sharing and cooperation and joint products and services with Continental, today United Airlines, for the last 12 years. For its part, Taca has maintained a strategic relationship with United Airlines since 2006, which allowed passengers of both airlines to access markets including Latin America and the United States.
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.
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