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Airline Copa Airlines (Copa Airlines). Official site.

 

  • Airline country: Panama Airline Copa Airlines (Copa Airlines). Official site..

  • The biggest airline company in Panama.

  • The airline was founded in 1947.

 

Compañía Panameña de Aviación, SA, which operates as Copa Airlines, Panama's flagship aviation company, headquartered in Panama City, operates scheduled passenger air services on domestic and international routes with over 280 daily flights to 64 destinations destinations in 29 countries in South, North, Central America and the Caribbean.

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Port of Registry aviation company and its main transit center (hub) - Tocumen International Airport in Panama City.

 

History

 

The aviation company Compañía Panameña de Aviación (acronym - COPA) was formed on June 21, 1944 and began operations on August 15, 1947. The founders of the company are a group of Panamanian investors with the support of the large North American aviation company Pan American, which received 32% of the ownership of the Panamanian carrier. Initially, COPA operated in domestic traffic using a small fleet of Copa Airships B2 and Copa Airships B1. In the 1930s, the aviation company entered the international passenger transport market, opening regular routes to Jamaica, Costa Rica, Colombia. COPA in 1941 became fully owned by Panamanian entrepreneurs.

Until the beginning of the 1980-ies, until the trademark COPA was not widely known beyond the borders of Panama, the airline company was in serious competition from another Air Panama carrier. COPA in 1979 purchased its first jet aircraft, Boeing 737-100, almost simultaneously stopping completely regular passenger transportation on domestic routes. The airline next year opened regular flights to Puerto Rico (San Juan), Miami (Florida) and the Dominican Republic. Boeing 737 was the only liner in the company's fleet, until 2005 aircraft were commissioned in 190.

 

Development

In 1998, 49% of COPA's ownership was bought by the US mainline airline Continental Airlines, initiating a major marketing program to promote the Panamanian carrier's brand and integrate its route network into the US mainline network. Continental Airlines increased COPA ownership to 19% on May 1999, 51, after which the Panamanian Aviation Company changed its official logo and aircraft livery to similar livery and the Continental aircraft logo and became a full operator of the OnePass frequent flyer program. Continental Airlines, in connection with the public offering in December 2005, reduced COPA's ownership to 27,3%, and the following year to 10%. The airline's OnePass partnerships continued until the merger of two North American routes, United Airlines and Continental Airlines in 2010.

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Copa Airlines opened scheduled flights to Cancun, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo and Orlando (Florida) in 2000 and Quito (Ecuador) the following year. In 2004, the John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York) was included in the route network. The company announced in August that it had entered into a codeshare agreement with the Mexican aviation company Mexicana de Aviación, which was in effect until the end of 2007.

Aviation company Copa Airlines 11 2011 June, marks the fifth anniversary of the date of placement of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange

Copa Airlines 1 June 2005 90% bought years working in the domestic market of the Colombian aviation company AeroRepública, producing a complete rebranding in future aircraft carrier, changing its official name to Copa Airlines Colombia and significantly increasing the fleet and route network of regular transportation subsidiary.

15 December 2005, the management holding Copa Holdings, SA has made the procedure public corporatization placing 14 million of its own shares on the New York Stock Exchange, thereby Copa Airlines was the fourth in a row Latin American air carrier after Chile's LAN Airlines and Brazilian airline TAM Airlines and Gol Transportes Aéreos, the shares of which have been released for free circulation.

Copa Airlines management in 2006 announced the opening of six regular routes: Maracaibo (Venezuela), Manaus (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Montevideo (Uruguay), Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic), San Pedro Sula (Honduras). In the same year, the aviation company put into operation two Boeing 737 and six Embraer 190 and.

Copa Airlines expanded its scheduled network in 2007 with flights to Guadalajara (Mexico), Cordoba (Argentina), Washington (District of Columbia, USA) and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic). The company's fleet has been expanded with two Boeing 737-800s and four Embraer 190s.

The aviation company introduced five more new destinations during 2008 - in Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), Oranjestad (Aruba), Valencia (Venezuela) and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia). The company purchased one Boeing 737-800 and four Embraer 190s in the same year.

Continental Airlines in May 2008 4,38 has sold millions of shares of Copa Airlines 35,75 US dollars per share, the total revenue from this transaction amounted to 149,8 million. In a similar, the executive director of the aviation company Pedro Heilbron in a speech at the forum of the Association of Latin American air carriers announced the decision to leave the global airline alliance SkyTeam passenger and start accession negotiations in another Copa Airlines alliance Star Alliance.

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More 50% of the air fleet of aircraft companies make airplanes Boeing 737. In the picture Boeing 737-800.

Copa Airlines at the beginning of the year 2009 officially announced its withdrawal from the SkyTeam after its partner air company Continental Airlines. The company in the same year received two aircraft Boeing 737-800 and announced that placed an order for more 13 aircraft of the same type with the trademark of Boeing «Sky Interior».

In 2010, the aviation company introduced a new regular route to Sint Maarten, purchased nine Boeing 737-800 aircraft and announced the end of negotiations on joining the Star Alliance, a global airline passenger transportation alliance. The date of entry is scheduled for mid-2012, with a former partner, the main North American aviation company Continental Airlines, as a surety.

Corporation Boeing and Copa Airlines in November 2010 year announced the deployment of solid order 32 aircraft Boeing 737-800 with supply ships in the period up to 2015 2018 year, and extension option for ten aircraft of the same type. The total purchase price was thus 1,7 billion. This order is the largest in the history of Copa Airlines.

Aviation Company in 2011 year launched a new regular routes in Brasilia (Brazil), Toronto (Canada), Chicago (United States), Porto Alegre (Brazil), Montego Bay (Jamaica), Cúcuta (Colombia), Asuncion (Paraguay) , Monterrey (Mexico) and Nassau (Bahamas).

Copa Airlines in the same year opened a mobile version of the official site with the service «Mobile Pass» ^ e registration of passengers on flights of aviation companies and other features and announced the design of the code-sharing agreement with the flagship aircraft company in Ecuador TAME, which came into force from January next year.

Copa Airlines in 2012 has opened five new regular flights to Recife (Brazil), Las Vegas (USA), Liberia (Costa Rica), Willemstad (Curacao), Iquitos (Peru). The company also entered into an interline agreement with the second largest air carrier in Panama Air Panama for all flights between the tourist destinations of Latin American countries and Panama. This agreement came into force in June 1 2012 years and Air Panama launched from the same day flights from Tocumen Airport in Panama Colon and Bocas del Toro.

"Mobile Pass" is available on flights from Colombia, Panama, Guatemala, Santiago de Chile, Managua, Guayaquil and Montevideo.

 

Prizes and awards

  • November 2002: "Best Latin American Region" - Allen & Hamilton and Egon Zehnder International, Booz, PODER Magazine.
  • December 2002: Tourism Without Borders - Award from the Federation of the Chamber of Tourism of Central America.
  • April 2003: Emerging Aviation Company of the Year - AirFinance Magazine Award.
  • April 2004: "Better Aviation Company" - the award of the authoritative British company Skytrax in the category of airlines in Mexico, Caribbean, Central America.
  • June 2004: Top 25 Latin American Employers - América Economía.
  • June 2005: Best Airline Company and Best On-Board Service - British Skytrax Awards for Caribbean, Mexico, Central American Airlines.
  • June 2006: "Best Airline Company" and "Best Cabin Crew" - company awards in the category of airlines of the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America.
  • October 2006: “One of the Top Ten Employers in Latin America” - América Economía.
  • August 2009: Achievement for Life - Airline Business Magazine Award.
  • 2010: "Best Airline Company in Central America and Mexico 2010" - World Travel Awards.
  • June 2011: "The 2011th World Aviation Company of XNUMX" - Summa Magazine.
  • November 2011: "Mexico and Central American Aviation Company of the Year 2011" - World Travel Awards.

 

The route network

The route network of the aircraft on Copa Airlines in June 2012 years including 64 29 direction of the countries of South and North, Central America and the Caribbean.

 

Fleet

The fleet of aircraft on Copa Airlines in May 2012 years 79 represented aircraft average age of 4,33 years.

The company has its own index of the Boeing corporation - V3, thus, aircraft produced for Copa Airlines have the prefix "V3" (for example, Boeing 737-800 airliners are marked Boeing 737-8V3):

Air fleet of aircraft on Copa Airlines

  • Copa Airlines - launch customer aircraft Embraer E-190 in Latin America. Aviation Company also performs flights with the highest range in the world for aircraft Boeing 737-700, serving the route between Montevideo in Uruguay and Panama.

  • The average age of Air Force aircraft, the company is 4,3 May 2012 month of the year.

  • Copa Airlines in October 2004 year announced the order of ten new aircraft Embraer E-190 with an additional option for another 20 courts. Later, the amount of the option was extended for another five aircraft. Six planes delivered in the first quarter of the year 2007. In June 2007 has received the seventh Embraer E-190 and four more before the end of the year 2007. Beauty planes assembled 10-local business class («Clase Ejecutiva») and 84-local economic class.

  • Guide Copa Airlines 31 May 2007 years ozvuchalo intention to acquire four liner Boeing 737-800 and ten Embraer E-190 at list prices corporation Boeing, counting the total amount of the transaction in 1,1 billion.

  • Aviation Company in December 30 2008 year announced the awarding ordered four new Boeing 737-800.

  • Copa Airlines 16 2009 July it was reported an additional order 13 liners Boeing 737-800 with the new corporate interior passenger compartments «Sky Interior».

  • Boeing and Copa Airlines 30 2010 year in November announced the deployment of solid aircraft order 32 737-800 the planned delivery period of 2015 2018 years and an option for another ten aircraft of the same type. The total purchase price amounted to 1,7 billion.

 

Business Class

Business class passengers are offered such services, and services: private reception at airports, varied menu, wide leather seats in a special business class, a large selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, blankets and pillows, regardless of the duration of the flight and the extra mile for all participants Bonus program frequent flyer MileagePlus and access to the rooms increased comfort of United Club / Copa Club. The passengers on flights from Panama three fresh releases Panamanian newspapers.

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In addition, each business class passengers on long-haul flights are given a set of towels, toiletries, hot water in individual bottles and a complimentary in-flight entertainment services, including broadcast several music stations, display series and films.

 

Economy Class

Passengers of economy class have access to certain services on board as in-flight entertainment system on the aircraft Boeing 737 (listening music radio stations, watch TV, movies). No extra charges for soft drinks and hot breakfast.

 

In-flight entertainment system

Passenger seats in the cabin of aircraft Boeing 737 aviation companies are equipped with in-flight entertainment system. All flights offer a wide selection of films, besides being on flights lasting 5,5 hours or more broadcast television series. Copa Airlines fleet is equipped with radio antennas for receiving 12 music radio stations. The passengers and flight magazine «Panorama de las Americas» aviation company, where you can find articles not only about its activities, but also reviews of the global economy, business and entrepreneurship, science and technology, and more.

 

MileagePlus

In partnership with the main aviation company United Airlines COPA applies the bonus program to encourage frequent flying passengers MileagePlus. Participants of the program with the accumulation of bonus miles offers free airline tickets and an increase in the class of flight.

The program contains five status levels: Premier Silver, Premier, Premier Platinum, Premier Gold, and Premier 1K. At all levels of the bonus program, passengers are provided with priority check-in for air tickets and extraordinary baggage check-in.

Previously, Copa Airlines has been a full member of the program OnePass, and post-merger United Airlines and Continental Airlines from March 3 2012 years has moved to a common program united MileagePlus airline.

Car rental companies - partners of Copa Airlines:

 

Copa Club

Aviation company Copa Airlines, together with United Airlines, offers its passengers the service of its own lounges of increased comfort "Copa Club", which are located at the international airports of Santo Domingo (Santo Domingo), Panama (Tocumen) and Guatemala (La Aurora). In addition, Copa Club cardholders have access to the enhanced lounges of all airlines that are Copa Airlines' Star Alliance partners, and vice versa.

 

The code-share agreement

Copa Airlines, with the following air carriers have code sharing agreement (this list does not include a member of the global alliance Star Alliance):

  •  Cubana de Aviacion
  •  Aeromexico
  •  KLM
  •  Gol Transportes Aereos
  •  TAME
  •  Condor Flugdienst
  •  Air Panama

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Major airlines codes:

  • IATA airline code: CM.
  • ICAO airline code: CMP.

 

Copa Airlines (Copa Airlines). Official site: www.copaair.com

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Contact details:

  • Main airports airlines: Panama City Tocumen.
  • Airline mailing address: POBox0816-06819, Panama-City, 1, Panama.
  • City airline phone: +5073042672.
  • Airline fax: +5073042082.
  • E-mail Airlines: customerservice@copaair.com.
  • The mailing address of the Russian representative office of the airline: Moscow, Prechistenka str. 40/2, building 1, sub 3, office 32.
  • City phone of the Russian representative office of the airline: +74957440490, ext. 179.
  • The airline has the following types of aircraft:  Boeing737-700, Boeing737-800, Embraer190.

 

 

 

 

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Such a flight like this one I want to repeat once more either. If I knew that everything would be so good for the first time, too, would be flying with this airline, but unfortunately bought a ticket from the others as a result, and departed with great delay. More precisely such a mistake I will not make.

Flew in peace and quiet. There are no scandals and quarrels. Staff are very friendly. I flew for the second time in my life so that I can not say that the service is bad. Simply insipid food, and everything is fine!

The delay before the flight was only 10 minutes, and that for the simple reason that neither they could not fly planes, standing in front. So that all my skepticism, based on the pre-read reviews about the company suffered greatly. It remains only to show gratitude to the employees of the company for the appropriate implementation of the commitments.

Stuarts polite, trying hard, but it can not hide the disgusting state of the cabin. Not only that the terms of the mud and had to sit down, to put it mildly, inadequate type. During this trip I namuchalas that for a long time would not venture to board the aircraft, not only the company but also the others.

The airline we flew in November 2012 city of Quito in Mexico City, make one change at Panama City. Great airline, the highest level of service. That's just the power did not satisfy our expectations. Aircraft clean, new. Transplanting was three hours. Although it is an hour would be enough. But there is time to run through the duty-free and purchased souvenirs.

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