Copa Airlines (Panama City), a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., today announced it will begin nonstop service four times a week from Panama City, Panama to Tampa, Florida, starting on December 16, 2013. Tampa will be Copa Airlines’ ninth U.S. destination and its 66th destination overall.
Copa will operate a Boeing 737-700 Next Generation with 12 business class seats and 112 economy seats on the flights to Panama. The flight will depart Panama on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 6:34 p.m. (1834), arriving in Tampa at 9:53 p.m. (2153). The return flight will depart Tampa at 7:02 a.m. (0702) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving at Copa’s Hub of the Americas in Panama at 10:12 a.m. (1012).
From its Hub of the Americas in Panama, Copa offers flights to more international destinations than any other airline from any other hub in the Latin American region. In-transit passengers making connections do not have immigration/customs waits and baggage is checked to the final destination.
Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-7V3 WL HP-1521CMP (msn 33708) departs from Sao Paulo (Guarulhos).