Copa to Resume Flights to Nicaragua

After several months without arriving in the country due to the covid-19 outbreak, Copa Airlines will resume flights to Managua starting January 20 and will do so on a weekly basis.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The plans of the Panamanian airline is to operate during January a weekly frequency on Wednesdays, informed Carlos Schütze, vice president of the National Chamber of Tourism of Nicaragua (Canatur).

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Schütze explained to Laprensa.com.ni that he contacted Copa representatives and the executives informed him that as in January, "... in February they will continue to operate a frequency, but on Thursdays. For March, it is not known if they will add more frequencies."

Because of the pandemic the country was left without air connectivity for several months in 2020, however, last September Avianca decided to resume operations in the country and so far is the only airline that offers its transportation services to and from Managua.

In the case of Conviasa, which was the other airline flying to Nicaragua, it stopped operating its flight between Managua and Havana, Cuba as of January 1st.



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