Copa Airlines, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, and a member of the global Star Alliance network, celebrated its 70-year history with a special event that was held in its Maintenance Hangar in Tocumen International Airport in Panama, where company executives recalled how in 1947 a group of Panamanian entrepreneurs with a bright vision of the future, left Pan Am to create Copa Airlines, according to Airways.
The airline would start its domestic service connecting the Panamanian capital to two local cities.
Today, 70 years later, Copa Airlines offers a large network of routes in Latin America, connecting a total of 75 destinations in 31 countries throughout the American continent.
This continued growth has been made possible largely by the effectiveness of the Hub of the Americas, which has made Tocumen International Airport the leading hub in Latin America and strengthened Panama’s role as a strategic center for connectivity, logistics, and continental trade.
“Seven decades ago, the plans to make Panama City the most connected city on the American continent and to ensure that Copa Airlines would become a benchmark for the aviation industry, seemed like very distant dreams.
Today, with great pride, I can say that thanks to the people who guided the way, the trust entrusted to us by our customers and partners and, of course, to our thousands of collaborators, Copa Airlines has changed the way Latin America flies”, said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines.
The growth of Copa Airlines during the past 70 years is also due to important alliances that have allowed the Panamanian airline to strengthen its products and business model.
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