Copa Airlines launches a new route from Austin to Panama City

Copa Airlines, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., and a member of the global Star Alliance airline network, marked a milestone on July 6 as it launched its nonstop service to and from Austin, the “Live Music Capital of the World.”

For the first time in history, the new route will connect the state of Texas to Copa Airlines’ extensive network of 32 countries through the Hub of the Americas® located in Panama City.

The inaugural flight received a warm welcome as it touched down at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, greeted by a ceremonial water cannon salute. The event was celebrated with a series of memorable activities, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony, specially crafted cookies, and performances by talented Panamanian dancers. Distinguished executives from both Copa Airlines and AUS Airport, along with government officials, delivered speeches emphasizing the importance of this special occasion. 

The new Copa Airlines flights to and from Austin offer four (4) weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The flights depart Panama at 9:18 a.m. (local time) and arrive at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) at 2:04 p.m. (local time). The return flight will operate on the same days, departing Austin at 3:34 p.m. (local time) and arriving back in Panama at 8:16 p.m. (local time). The city of

Austin becomes the 15th U.S. destination for Copa Airlines joining other cities in the country including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Tampa, San Francisco, and Washington.