Copa Airlines – International Carrier with a Panamanian Profile
Copa Airlines came in existence as Compañía Panameña de Aviación with operations starting from 1947. The airline was established by noticeable Panamanian investors with support from the popular Pan American World Airways, which has as much as 32% stake. During its heydays of development, Copa Airlines began its operations with a petite fleet of Douglas DC-3 aircraft. Later there were Turboprop aircrafts included in the fleet with aircraft models like Hawker Siddeley HS 748 and Lockheed L-188 Electra topping the charts. Furthermore, the carrier also offers the services of Wingo in Colombia, which is an ultra-low-cost service provider.
Copa Airlines is presently flying to more than 84 destinations in over the 33 countries expanding over to the North America, Central America, South America, besides the Caribbean. The international carrier has joined the codeshares with many popular and international airlines like Air Europa, Air France, Asiana Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Avianca, Azul Brazilian Airlines and many more. The airlines maintains an exclusive fleet of aircrafts and according to the February of 2022, the Copa Airlines has in its league Boeing 737 MAX, Boeing 737-800BCF, and Boeing 737-700. In the year 2019, Copa took a good step towards increasing the passenger air service when it started offering flights to Paramaribo, Suriname. Copa Airlines is not just any international airline, it has modernity, and comforts and is supplied with attractive amenities.