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Copa Airlines seeks to persuade Star carriers to launch Panama services

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Copa Airlines plans to work with members of the Star Alliance, which the Panamanian carrier announced last week it will be joining, to open new long-haul connections at its Panama City hub.

Copa chief Pedro Heilbron says the carrier, which currently only operates Boeing 737NG and Embraer E-190 aircraft, has no plans to add widebody aircraft and launch its own flights across the Atlantic or Pacific.

But he says he hopes to encourage Asian and European members of the Star Alliance to serve Panama City's Tocumen International Airport.

Original source: Flight Global