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Copa Opens Route Between Panama and San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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Copa Airlines launched a new, daily flight between San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Panama, which they hope will increase trade and tourism between the two countries.

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Original Article Text From Prensa Honduras via Google Translate :

Open New route Between San Pedro Sula and Panama

Businessmen and tourists traveling to Panama can now save time and better distribute the first direct flight between San Pedro Sula and the country, operating from a few days ago on Copa Airlines.

Elisa Brenes, regional manager for Central America Cup, said the new route will open the doors to the domestic tourism and the opportunity to attract businesses to Honduras, also supporting trade and tourism to the region.

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

The route will be operated with Embraer 190 aircraft with capacity for 106 passengers in economy class.
Brenes said that this new industrial capital flight from Panama to Colombia ends his route, allowing passengers traveling on business and vacation plan 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 expect to increase the demand for corporate travelers between the two cities, but always keep the itinerary with a stop in San Jose, Costa Rica.
“In 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 is 99% punctuality in its operations, which is key to human personnel, “our employees are clear about the importance of the passengers and ensure that flights departing and arriving on time” , Sen emphasized.

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

“One of the great advantages of this connection is to allow economic development of countries, especially now with free trade, more entrepreneurs will need to move more frequently to Panama,” he said.

Another of the goals, according Fondevila is growing thanks to Copa Vacations program, with which have been widely accepted when making connecting flights agile, timely and secure.

In 2011, Copa flights to nine destinations started and changed the operation of the hub, where they had four banks and reached six, that is simultaneously can reach six flights to the airport in Panama.

This year, FIFA will join the Star Alliance, an alliance which will have a direct impact to their passengers, “they may use the services in 27 participating airlines within the group and also make a change in One Pass Miles Plus, a program which has over 90,000 users and has been awarded as the best (program) frequent flyer, “he said Fondevila.

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