Copa Invests $5 Million In Online Technology

Copa launched a new version of its website,, after 18 months of work and a $5 million investment.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Frank Kardonski, e-business director at Copa Airlines, explained that the new site enables users to pay in six different currencies (U.S. dollars, Brazilian reales, and Chilean, Colombian, Mexican and Argentinian pesos).

“We benchmarked the websites of the best airlines of the world. In them, the client gets what he wants with one or two clicks”, said Kardonski.

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