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Copa Launches San Pedro Sula – Panama Route

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Copa Airlines announced the opening of its new San Pedro Sula – Panama route, offering two daily flights. The connection will open Honduras to economic development, especially with free trade agreements in place, say Copa officials.

Photo Credit: San Pedro Sula

Original Article Text From Prensa Honduras via Google Translate :

They Open New Route Between San Pedro Sula and Panama

Businessmen and tourists traveling to Panama sampedranos can now save and better distribute their time with the first direct flight between San Pedro Sula and the country, and operates in a few days Copa Airlines.

Elisa Brenes, regional manager for Central America Cup, said that this new route will open the doors to the national tourism and the opportunity to attract business to Honduras, further supporting trade and tourism in the region.

Angel Velasquez, CEO Cup in Honduras, said that with this new frequency “the airline offers four daily flights operate to and from Honduras, two of which will be to Tegucigalpa and two at San Pedro Sula, connecting daily with Panama and connections to North, Central, South America and the Caribbean. ”

The route will be operated with Embraer 190 aircraft with capacity for 106 passengers in economy class.

Brenes added that this new industrial capital flight from Panama to Colombia ends its route, allowing passengers traveling on business and plan holidays to maximize your stay in Panama City connecting with more convenience to major cities.

99% on-time
Adolfo Sen, Copa Airlines commercial director, said that with this flight expected to increase demand for corporate travelers between the two cities, but always keep the itinerary with stops in San Jose, Costa Rica.
“Within our operations we achieve connectivity of cities in a more direct way not previously achieved in our America,” Sen added.

A report states that airlines in Latin America Cup has a 99% punctuality in their operations, which is key to the human personnel, “our employees are clear about the importance of passengers and ensure that flights departing and arriving on time” , Sen emphasized.

Jaime Fondevila, manager of Strategic Business Development of Copa Airlines, said they see Honduras as a country where there was a need to provide better connectivity to its passengers.

“One of the great advantages of this connection is that it will allow the country’s economic development, especially now with free trade agreements, most entrepreneurs need to move more often to Panama,” he said.

Another of the goals, according Fondevila is growing thanks to the Copa Vacations program, with which they have had great success in making connecting flights agile, precise and secure.

In 2011, Copa began flights in nine locations and changed the operation of the hub, where they had four banks and reached six, ie simultaneously can reach six flights to the airport of Panama.

This year’s Cup will join the Star Alliance, an alliance that will have a major direct impact to their passengers, “they can use the services at 27 airlines participating in the group and also make a change to Miles Plus One Pass, a program which has more than 90,000 members and has been awarded as the best (program) frequent flyer “concluded Fondevila.

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