New Route of the Day – Americas (28 June 2023): Copa Airlines between Panama City and Baltimore/Washington
Copa Airlines commenced flights between Panama City and Baltimore/Washington on Wednesday 28 June, becoming the first Central American carrier to operate to the US airport. The 3,3450-kilometre service will be maintained 4-weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays with the 737-800 aircraft.
Flight CM708 departs Panama City at 09:07 local time, arriving in Baltimore/Washington at 15:07 local time. The return service, operating as flight CM709, takes off from the US airport at 16:22 local time, touching back down in Panama at 20:22 local time.
What they said
Dennis Cary, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Copa Airlines, said: “We are excited to connect Baltimore, a city with great history and tourism appeal, to more than 55 cities in Latin America. 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 at Baltimore/Washington 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. Service with Copa Airlines to Panama City gives us expanded connections to the rest of Latin America, which is what's needed for this community.”
Copa Airlines to serve 15 mainland US cities
Baltimore/Washington becomes Copa Airlines’ 14th destination in the US mainland, with a 4-weekly service to Austin to launch on 6 July for a total of 15. As a result, Copa Airlines will maintain its biggest US operation to date. The US is a crucially important part of Copa Airlines’ network. According to Cirium schedules information, it has 195-weekly one-way flights to the country in August, more than to any other market. Miami is Copa’s leading US route with 47 weekly flights. It is followed by Orlando MCO, New York JFK and Los Angeles.