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Air China to launch a new Beijing-Houston-Panama City route

Air China Boeing 777-39L ER B-2089 (msn 38675) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 910763.

On April 5, 2018 Air China will launch a new route from Beijing to Panama City via Houston.

In June 2017, China and Panama signed the Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Panama. This formal establishment of diplomatic relations carries forth a relationship that dates back more than 160 years into a new era. Chinais Panama’s second largest trading partner and the second largest user of the Panama Canal, while Panama is China’s largest trading partner in Central America. In 2017, bilateral trade amounted to nearly US $6.7 billion, while two-way passenger traffic totalled nearly 40,000, growing at an annual rate of almost 30%.

Air China currently operates over 200 weekly flights to 12 destinations in the Americas, including New York (Newark Airport and JFK Airport), Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Hawaii, Vancouver, Montreal, Havana and Sao Paulo. Moreover, its modern, airy cabins and outstanding service ensure that passengers can travel in supreme comfort.

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Flight numbers: CA885/6 (All times below are local times) Outbound flights (Thu, Sun): Departure from Beijing at 07:40 and arrival in Houston at 08:20; Departure from Houston at 10:50 and arrival in Panama City at 14:30; Inbound flights (Thu, Sun): Departure from Panama City at 16:30 and arrival in Houston at 20:15; Departure from Houston at 01:00 the next day and arrival in Beijing at 04:50 the third day.

The BeijingHouston-Panama City route is operated by Boeing 777-300 ER (Extended Range) wide-body aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Air China Boeing 777-39L ER B-2089 (msn 38675) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 910763.

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Emirates to launch the world’s longest air route

Emirates (Dubai) has announced plans to launch services to Panama City, beginning February 1, 2016.

The new service will be the longest nonstop flight in the world (17 hours 35 minutes in the westbound direction) and will be Emirates’ first gateway destination in Central America.

Service to Panama City, Panama’s capital and largest city by population, will commence with a daily flight operated by a Boeing 777-200 LR aircraft in a 3-class layout – 8 in First, 42 in Business, and 216 in Economy. The aircraft can carry up to 15 tons of cargo. Key imports to the country include pharmaceuticals, machinery products, iron/steel rods, and electronics. Service to Panama City will operate through Tocumen International Airport (PTY).

Later this year, Emirates will be adding four additional routes to its global network including Mashhad, Iran and Orlando in September; Bamako, Mali in October; and Bologna in November.
Service to Panama City to begin on February 1, 2016

Emirates flight EK251 will depart Dubai at 08:05 and arrive in Panama City at 16:40 daily. The return flight EK252 will leave Panama City at 22:10, arriving in Dubai at 22:55 the next day.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-21H LR (Longer Range) A6-EWH (msn 35587) departs from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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Copa Airlines to add a new route to Belize City

Copa Airlines {Panama City} subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., and member of the Star Alliance global airline network, announced it will begin operating two weekly flights between Belize City and Panama City, Panama, starting on December 8, 2015. With the addition of Belize, Copa Airlines’ route network will total 75 cities in 31 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, including every Central American country.

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The twice-weekly Copa flight CM 281 will depart Belize City on Tuesdays and Fridays, at 2:17 p.m., arriving at the Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City at 5:34 p.m. Flight CM 280 will depart Panama Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:29 a.m., arriving in Belize at 12:52 p.m. All times are local; flight duration is approximately 2 hours, 20 minutes.

Copa Airlines will operate the nonstop flight to Belize using Embraer 190 aircraft, with seating for 94 passengers — 10 in business class and 84 in the main cabin.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW HP-1556CMP (msn 19000016) is pictured at San Salvador in El Salvador.

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Southwest Airlines to go to 166 daily flights at Dallas Love Field with new services, announces new routes from Orange County

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) has announced it added nonstop flight options between 10 cities and Dallas Love Field, linking a total of 43 destinations to Dallas beginning in April 2015.

Starting April 8, 2015, Southwest Airlines will offer nonstop service between Dallas Love Field and:

Charleston, South Carolina*
Columbus
Indianapolis
Memphis
Milwaukee
Panama City, Florida
Portland, Oregon
Sacramento
San Jose, California
Seattle/Tacoma

*Nonstop service between Dallas Love Field and Charleston, SC, begins on April 11, 2015 and operates only on Saturdays.

Beginning April 8, 2015, Southwest will begin offering daily flights between Dallas and Panama City on a seasonal basis, one month after launching the route with weekly flights on Saturdays. The same day, increased flights begin between Dallas and Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, Oakland (San Francisco Bay Area), and Santa Ana/Orange County.

This announcement brings Southwest’s service at Love Field to 166 daily flights.

More nonstop destinations are landing at Santa Ana/Orange County. The carrier has also announced new service between Santa Ana/Orange County and Seattle/Tacoma and between Santa Ana/Orange County and Chicago (Midway).

These new flights are in addition to previously announced service between Santa Ana/Orange County and Austin, all of which are effective June 28, 2015.

Southwest also will increase the number of daily, nonstop departures between Santa Ana/Orange County and Dallas Love Field and Santa Ana/Orange County and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, Mexico effective April 8 and plans to inaugurate daily service to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on June 7, from Santa Ana/Orange County, subject to governmental approvals.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. Now repainted, Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-3H4 N640SW (msn 27713) prepares to land at Baltimore/Washington (BWI).

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Lufthansa to fly to Panama City

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) is further expanding its route network to South America. From November 16, 2015, the airline will offer year-round flights to Panama City for the first time, subject to government approval.

An Airbus A340-300 aircraft will fly five times a week between Frankfurt and the economic metropolis in Central America. Flight LH 484 will take off from Lufthansa’s Frankfurt hub in the morning at 10.15 a.m. and arrive in Panama City in the afternoon at 4.40 p.m. (local time) after a flight time of 12 hours and 25 minutes. The return flight LH 485 will depart from Panama City in the early evening as a night flight and land at Frankfurt Airport the following morning.

Lufthansa is also expanding its partnership with Copa Airlines. Lufthansa passengers will in future be able to easily reach a further 50 destinations in Central and South America and the Caribbean with the partner airline.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A340-313 D-AIFE (msn 434) lands at Miami.

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Copa Airlines is coming to New Orleans

Copa Airlines (Panama City) will be coming to New Orleans in June. The carrier will add the Panama City (Panama)-New Orleans route on June 24. The new route will be operated four days a week per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Copa Airlines Boeing 737-8V3 WL HP-1713CMP (msn 40890) arrives in Las Vegas.

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Silver Airways to add Panama City, Florida as its newest destination, will also add Charleston, SC

Silver Airways (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Gainesville) is continuing to expand its Florida flying by introducing service from its 12th Sunshine State airport: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) in Panama City, Florida. On March 19, 2015, the airline is starting nonstop service from Panama City to both Orlando and Tampa. The two new routes are not currently being serviced from Panama City.

Starting March 19, 2015, Silver will operate two daily nonstop flights between Panama City and Orlando, as well as daily nonstop service between Panama City and Tampa.

Starting March 19, 2015, Silver Airways is also launching nonstop service between Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and Pensacola International Airport (PNS). The flights will operate on weekdays Monday through Friday with continuing service to/from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood.

In other news, Silver Airways is also extending its routes from Tampa and Orlando to Charleston, South Carolina starting on March 19.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. Silver Airways SAAB 340B N418XJ (msn 418) taxies to the runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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AeroMexico to add a new route to Panama City on May 14, 2015

AeroMexico (Mexico) on May 14, 2015 will add a new route between Mexico City and Panama City, making Panama City its 16th destination in Latin America.

This new route will be serviced by Boeing 737-700 aircraft with seating capacity for 124 passengers -12 in Clase Premier (Aeromexico’s First Class).

Copyright Photo: James Helbock/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-752 XA-MAH (msn 35122) with the special “Disney Planes” logo arrives in Los Angeles.

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United Airlines to start Panama City, Florida-Houston flights on March 5, 2015

United Airlines (Chicago) will start twice-daily United Express service from Panama City, Florida to the Houston (Bush Intercontinental) hub on March 5, 2015 per the Panama City News Herald.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. ExpressJet Airlines’ Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N36915 (msn 145421) departs the runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

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Air Canada to fly to Panama City, Panama

Air Canada (Montreal) today announced that it will start new, nonstop flights between Toronto (Pearson) and Panama City beginning on December 17, 2014. With the launch of the three-times weekly, year-round service, Air Canada will be the only Canadian network carrier operating between Canada and Panama.

The new service will be provided with an Airbus A319 aircraft with 120 seats.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-114 C-GBIP (msn 546) in the special “Horizons Enfance” color scheme arrives at the Toronto (Pearson) hub.

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