CAL Airline Studies Flights to Panama

President Ricardo Martinelli has offered the state airline of Trinidad and Tobago facilities for starting operations in Panama.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Panamanian leader promised to grant a license to the airline of Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Airlines (CAL), as a gesture of reciprocity for allowing Copa Airlines to make direct flights to the Caribbean island.

"CAL is more than inclined (to take on the route). Financial problems have to be taken into account in CAL’s business operations. They are not insurmountable, and (this route) will be part of CAL’s improvement," said the Transport Minister Trinidad, Devant Maharaj, as reported by

During the Caribbean Investment Forum which was held on the island, Martinelli met with Maharaj, the President of Caribbean Airlines Rabindra Moonan, and other officials.

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COPA announces new destinations

August 2008

Starting December, Copa Airlines will fly to Valencia in Venezuela, Oranjestad in Aruba and Santa Cruz in Bolivia.

Along with previously announced destinations of Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago, and Belo Horizonte in Brazil, the airline will end the year with five new destinations in its network.

Copa Increases Flights to Cuba

June 2010

In July, Copa Airlines will increase the frequency of its daily flights between Panama and Cuba.

The company announced it will operate up to 5 daily frequencies between Panama and José Martí International Airport in La Habana, due to increased demand. reported that Copa will serve the route using airplanes capable of flying between 124 and 155 passengers.

Air Traffic in Guatemala Grows

August 2012

In the first three months of 2012 the number of travelers increased by 8%, while airlines operating at La Aurora Airport increased the frequency of their flights.

Statistical data from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation shows that the companies Copa, United, Aeromexico, Iberia and Interjet have increased their flights to and from La Aurora Airport from 36 daily flights to 48.

Panama: More Flights from Tocumen to Chiriqui

November 2014

Copa Airlines has asked the Civil Aviation Authority for approval to operate two daily flights from Panama City to the province of Chiriqui.

If the application is approved, Copa Airlines will start to compete directly with Air Panama "... which holds a monopoly in the domestic market after the departure of Aeroperlas two years ago."

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