daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Airports and Aviation

Airports and Aviation » Airports | Photos and Videos



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old February 17th, 2015, 11:45 PM   #1
diablo234
Oh No He Didn't
 
diablo234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5,297

✈ | CM/P5 | Copa Airlines Group

I noticed there was no thread here dedicated to discussing any news/info related to Copa Airlines or Copa Airlines Colombia so I decided to put matters into my own hands and create one since Copa Airlines is one of the fastest growing carriers in the world at the moment. In addition to having a hub in Panama City's Tocumen International Airport where they fly nonstop from Panama to 73 destinations and 30 countries in North, Central, and South America, they are also one of the busiest domestic carriers in neighboring Colombia since their buyout of AeroRepublica. Copa Airlines Colombia, currently provides domestic service to 12 cities in Colombia as well as international connectivity with Copa Airlines' Hub of the Americas at Panama City through flights from Bogota, Cali, Medellin, Cartagena, Bucaramanga, Pereira and Barranquilla. Additionally, Copa Airlines Colombia has non-stop international flights from Colombia to Caracas, Quito, Guayaquil and Mexico City.





Quote:
Compañía Panameña de Aviación, S.A., (NYSE: CPA), operating as Copa Airlines,[2] is an airline based in Panama City, Panama, and serves as Panama's flag carrier. Its main base of operations is Tocumen International Airport, and in 2013 the airline carried 11.345 million passengers on more than 326 daily scheduled flights to 69 destinations in 30 countries in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Copa is a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A. as well as a member of the Star Alliance.[3] The airline is also the main operator and owner of Colombian airline AeroRepublica, currently known as Copa Airlines Colombia.
Copa Airlines was founded in 1947 as the national airline of Panama. It began operations with domestic flights to three cities in Panama using Douglas DC-3s. Copa Airlines then abandoned its domestic flights in favor of international flights. In 1998, Copa formed a strategic partnership with Continental Airlines, replacing its own livery and adopting the OnePass frequent flyer program, later replaced by MileagePlus. The airline operates a fleet of 92 aircraft, mostly Boeing 737 NGs used on most international flights and a smaller fleet of Embraer E-190 for regional flights.
As of 2013, the airline employed over 9,000 people, most of them residing in Panama and was one of the fastest growing companies in the country. It is headed by Chief Executive Officer Pedro Heilbron.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Airlines




diablo234 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old February 18th, 2015, 12:28 AM   #3
diablo234
Oh No He Didn't
 
diablo234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5,297

CAPA: Copa Airlines expects tough conditions in Latin America will continue to depress yields

Quote:
Pressure from having to pull capacity from Venezuela and overall economic weakness in many regions within Latin America pressured Copa Airlines’ financial results for 2014; but the airline still delivered a respectable 19.8% operating margin for the year and posted a decrease in unit costs.

Many of the elements that dragged down Copa’s financial results in CY2014 remain intact – continued pressure on yields by moving a significant amount of capacity from Venezuela and weakened economies in Latin America. The airline has not made any adjustments to its projected 7% capacity growth for CY2015, but its expansion of supply is at a lower rate than 2014, and most of the growth stems from network changes Copa undertook in CY2014.

Although Copa’s yield and unit revenue challenges will persist in the near future, overall the company remains in good financial shape to withstand the macroeconomic pressures weakening its results.

...........


Copa Airlines international capacity by country (number of seats): 9-Feb-2015 to 15-Feb-2015


Copa Airlines International capacity by country (ASMs): 9-Feb-2015 to 15-Feb-2015


Venezuela capacity by airline (% of seats): 9-Feb-2015 to 15-Feb-2015


Venezuela capacity by airline (% of ASMs): 9-Feb-2015 to 15-Feb-2015
diablo234 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 18th, 2015, 12:35 AM   #5
diablo234
Oh No He Didn't
 
diablo234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5,297

Copa Airlines has just announced new service to New Orleans from Panama City.

Nola.com: New Orleans airport announces new non-stop flight to Panama

Quote:
Copa Airlines announced Thursday that it will begin offering non-stop service four times a week between New Orleans and Panama on June 24, 2015. The announcement makes New Orleans the 11th U.S. destination for Copa Airlines and its 71st overall.

Until now New Orleans has been one of the only U.S. cities without non-stop service to Latin America.

Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines, said in a statement that the new flights will not only boost business opportunities between Louisiana and Panama, but will also improve connectivity to more than 55 destinations in Latin America.

The announcement drew a range of local officials to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, including Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans City Councilman Jared Brossett, and New Orleans Aviation Board Chairwoman Cheryl Teamer.

Among those pushing hardest for the new international flight has been economic development organization Greater New Orleans Inc. Over the past two years, representatives from GNO Inc. visited Panama City on two occasions to meet with Copa Airlines chairman Stanley Mota and president Pedro Heilbron, according to GNO Inc. spokeswoman Caitlin Berni.

During the announcement ceremony, GNO Inc. CEO Michael Hecht said the new direct flights between Panama and New Orleans represent a "re-opening of the Gateway to the Americas."

..............

Last edited by diablo234; February 18th, 2015 at 12:47 AM.
diablo234 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 18th, 2015, 12:47 AM   #7
diablo234
Oh No He Didn't
 
diablo234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5,297



Copa Airlines: Copa Airlines Begins Direct Flights from Panama to Santa Clara, Cuba


Quote:
  • Copa will begin twice-weekly flights on Dec. 9 to Santa Clara, Cuba, with access to Cayo Santa María, one of the most idyllic destinations in the Caribbean Sea.
  • Santa Clara is Copa’s second destination in Cuba, bringing the airline’s total number of destinations served to 69 in 30 countries.
  • From its Hub of the Americas in Panamá, Copa offers flights to more international destinations than any other airline in the Latin American region.


Panama City, Panama, Dec. 9, 2014 – Copa Airlines {NYSE: CPA}, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S. A, and member of the Star Alliance global airline network, today begins direct flights to Santa Clara, Cuba, from the Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport, connecting to destinations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

“People who love nature, idyllic beaches and exotic locales will want to vacation in this fantastic destination, which offers a diverse tourism experience,” said Copa CEO Pedro Heilbron. “On one hand, they’ll have the city of Santa Clara, full of history and Cuban tradition, and on the other, just one hour away, Cayo Santa María, with its great variety of all-inclusive hotels and eight 5-star hotels.”

The new Copa flight not only strengthens the airline’s route network by increasing access to destinations in Cuba, it also significantly enhances Cuba’s connectivity with Latin America, offering the most direct and quickest way to connect from Santa Clara to cities such as Santiago, Chile; Cali, Barranquilla and Bogotá, Colombia; and Lima, Peru. In-transit passengers do not have to go through Customs/Immigration.

..............
diablo234 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 26th, 2015, 10:23 PM   #11
Kilgen
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,736
Likes (Received): 3570

Copa will start 3 new destinations this year:
  • New Orleans, LA USA on June 24, 4 times a week.
  • Villahermosa, Tabasco Mexico on August 3, 4 times a week.
  • Puebla, Puebla Mexico on August 4, 4 times a week.

Source: Copa Airlines. (Sorry, they have not translated the news yet to their English section)
http://www.copaair.com/sites/cc/es/n...a-orleans.aspx
__________________

diablo234 liked this post
Kilgen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 27th, 2015, 04:28 AM   #12
diablo234
Oh No He Didn't
 
diablo234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5,297

It is interesting that they would consider starting service to Villahermosa, Mexico of all places. I did not think there would be any significant demand for it.
diablo234 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 27th, 2015, 04:30 AM   #13
Kilgen
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,736
Likes (Received): 3570

Quote:
Originally Posted by diablo234 View Post
It is interesting that they would consider starting service to Villahermosa, Mexico of all places. I did not think there would be any significant demand for it.
According to several people in the CM forums, it is mostly for colombians and venezuelan in the oil industry.
__________________

diablo234 liked this post
Kilgen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 27th, 2015, 10:38 PM   #14
Kilgen
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,736
Likes (Received): 3570

Schedule of the new 2 flights from COPA

Copa Airlines in August 2015 is introducing 2 new destinations in Mexico, subject to Government Approval. The Star Alliance member plans to operate 4 weekly flights each to Villahermosa and Puebla, with Embraer E190 aircraft. Planned schedule as follow.

eff 03AUG15 Panama City – Villahermosa
CM148 PTY1226 – 1511VSA E90 x236
CM149 VSA1711 – 2002PTY E90 x236

eff 04AUG15 Panama City – Puebla
CM176 PTY0917 – 1252PBC E90 x136
CM177 PBC1349 – 1723PTY E90 x136

source: http://airlineroute.net/2015/02/26/cm-vsapbc-aug15/
__________________

diablo234 liked this post
Kilgen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 1st, 2015, 05:09 AM   #15
diablo234
Oh No He Didn't
 
diablo234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5,297

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kilgen View Post
According to several people in the CM forums, it is mostly for colombians and venezuelan in the oil industry.
If that is the case I am surprised that Copa has not even considered starting service to Houston as there are tons of professionals in the oil industry that fly between Houston and Venezuela on a regular basis, although I think United's partnership with Copa probably played a role in that discision.
diablo234 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 1st, 2015, 08:35 PM   #16
jblpty
Registered User
 
jblpty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Colón / Panamá
Posts: 1,726
Likes (Received): 2381

✈ | CM/P5 | Copa Airlines Group

Quote:
Originally Posted by diablo234 View Post
If that is the case I am surprised that Copa has not even considered starting service to Houston as there are tons of professionals in the oil industry that fly between Houston and Venezuela on a regular basis, although I think United's partnership with Copa probably played a role in that discision.

That is true. AFAIK, by that agreement, Copa doesn't operate flights to UA hubs. Exceptions would be more a matter of UA not wanting to exploit a route.

Copa, however, does have a codeshare agreement with UA that covers UA's PTY-IAH flights, so you can basically get to Houston from South America via CM. Just not (solely) on Copa metal.

Up to this point, Villahermosa's only international flight was precisely to IAH.

PS: Great start to the thread, by the way.
__________________

diablo234 liked this post
jblpty no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 3rd, 2015, 05:00 AM   #17
Kilgen
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,736
Likes (Received): 3570

COPA Airlines destinations from Panama City (PTY)

North America


Central America and Caribbean


South America


Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper (www.gcmap.com) - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.
__________________

diablo234 liked this post
Kilgen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2015, 07:57 PM   #18
Kilgen
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,736
Likes (Received): 3570

Copa Airlines´ New Loyalty Program: ConnectMiles

http://connectmiles.copaair.com/en/
Kilgen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 10th, 2015, 09:31 PM   #19
Kilgen
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,736
Likes (Received): 3570

Copa Airlines selects the 737 MAX with 61 airplane order

Boeing and Copa finalized an order for 61 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 airplanes. Copa Airlines will use the 737 MAX to replace existing airplanes and support the carrier's plans for strategic growth.

Copa CEO Pedro Heilbron says "The Next-Generation 737 is the backbone for our fleet today, and our order for the 737 MAX shows our continued commitment for the future to bring people together across all of the Americas using the most modern and efficient airplanes in the sky as well as our Hub of the Americas, in Panama City."

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/cus...ane-order.page
__________________

patel2897 liked this post
Kilgen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 10th, 2015, 09:50 PM   #20
Menandro
Old kid again on da block
 
Menandro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Hub de Las Américas
Posts: 10,453
Likes (Received): 4791



__________________

Ignorancia, nuestro peor enemigo...
Menandro no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
aviación, colombia, latin american airlines, panama, star alliance

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium