Copa Airlines is spreading its wings as the airline plans to add a service to Baltimore, Maryland.
Copa Airlines Boeing 737-800 – Image, Copa Airlines
The new service will launch on the 28th of June, 2023. It will operate from Copa’s hub at Panama City to Baltimore-Washington International, complimenting its Washington Dulles route.
The service will operate four (4) weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, departing Panama at 09:07 and arriving at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) Baltimore at 15:07.
The return flight will operate on the same days, departing Baltimore at 16:22 and arriving back in Panama at 20:22.
According to the airline’s site, the route is planned to be operated using Boeing 737-800 equipment. The airline also operates Boeing 737 MAX 9 within its fleet.
For those looking to go a little further, Copa Airlines will also be launching its service from Panama to Manta, Ecuador, marking its third entry into the region (with the airline also serving Guayaquil and Quito, offering connectivity to the city of Manta residents in the Manabi Province.
This service is due to start on the 27th of June.
The airline also offers stopovers in Panama too, as part of its ticketing offering.
Dennis Cary, Sr. Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Copa Airlines.
“Copa Airlines is pleased to start the year with the announcement of the new service to Baltimore BWI Marshall Airport. We are excited to connect Baltimore, a city with great history and tourism appeal, to more than 55 cities in Latin America,” said
“With this new route, we continue increasing connectivity throughout the Americas, making it easier for people from 79 destinations in 32 countries to connect with family, friends, business associates and new adventures with a single easy connection in Panama’s Tocumen Airport, the Hub of the Americas. We are proud to contribute to the tourism and economic development of the Baltimore area while also expanding travel opportunities for Marylanders throughout Latin America.”
Ricky Smith, Executive Director of BWI Marshall Airport, added:
“We welcome Copa Airlines and this new international service,”
“Copa will link Maryland and the National Capital Region with the rich culture of Panama and offer easy connections across Latin America. We look forward to new tourism and economic development opportunities as a result of this partnership.”
Expanding US network reach
It’s another dot and line for Copa Airlines and the Star Alliance carrier as it builds out its operations out of Panama City.
The new route will join 13 others already in operation by the airline in the United States including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Tampa, San Francisco, and Washington.
For the airline, it is building out its network, serving an important region of the USA, and expanding its network to 75 destinations in 30 countries.
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Good for BWI. Copa is one of those airlines that has so many possible connections it really can thrive in a market. It’s about time they went into BWI