In 1947, Copa Airlines began in the Republic of Panama with domestic flights to three cities. Now, Copa Airlines is Panama’s national flag carrier airline, serving 24 countries and 45 cities.
Copa Airlines currently serves 45 cities in 24 countries throughout North America and South America.
Tocumen International Airport in Panama is Copa Airlines’ primary hub. Copa Airlines currently does not have any other hubs, but has focus cities such as Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica, La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala, and Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Nicaragua.
Popular Copa Airlines routes are Rio de Janerio in Brazil, San Juan in Puerto Rico, Mexico City in Mexico, Panama City in Panama, and Buenos Aires in Argentina. Copa Airlines routes to the United States are also quite popular, such as those to Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City.
Frequent Flyer Program
Copa Airlines has a frequent flyer program called OnePass. This is a partnership with Continental Airlines, which provides regular travelers rewards such as free tickets, upgrades to First Class on flights, priority check-in and boarding, mileage bonus, a discounted membership for its airport lounge, the President’s Club. The OnePass elite tiers are Silver, Gold and Platinum Elite.
Cabin Amenities and Classes
Copa Airlines offers a variety of meals to their passengers. You may request special meals 24 hours prior to the departure. Special meals available are different types of diet meals, vegetarian meals, ethnic meals, and children’s meals.
In flight entertainment is also available on Copa Airlines in the form of either music or movies. There is a wide selection of music channels to choose from, as well as a variety of new movies to enjoy during the flight.
Travelers may opt to fly in business class or in economy.
Prohibited carry-on items on Copa Airlines flights are firearms and ammunition and household items such as bleach, solvents and drain cleaners. Flammable objects such as fuel, matches, fireworks and paint are not allowed as carry-on items. For some of these items, special conditions may be applied as baggage to be checked-in.
Travelers in the business cabin may check in a maximum of 2 pieces of luggage, while travelers in the main cabin may check in only 1 piece of luggage. All travelers are allowed a maximum weight of 22 lbs. Excess baggage charges on Copa Airlines are cumulative. The sum of all charges will comprise the excess baggage fee. Exceeding weight allowance for flights on Copa Airlines will be charged USD $50.00. For flights between Brazil and the US, the exceeding weight allowance will be USD $100.00. Overweight pieces between 50 lbs and 70 lbs, will have a charge of USD $50.00, but this does not apply for flights between the US and Brazil. There will be a charge of USD $75.00 for overweight pieces between 70 lbs and 99 lbs. Every additional piece will be a fee of $75.00. Items that are between 63 inches and 107 inches are considered oversized, and will be charged USD $75.00.
The Copa Airlines headquarters is located at the Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Republic of Panama.
Copa Airlines has an International Air Transport Association (IATA) airline designator of CM, an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) airline designator of CMP, and a Call Sign of COPA.
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