In a statement an official for the Panamanian carrier said the new flight to Panama will provide increased connectivity for Fort Lauderdale and Broward County-area residents to business and leisure destinations in Latin America such as Colombia and Guatemala, Costa Rica and even Peru.
“Copa Airlines is very pleased to offer this new nonstop service between Latin America and the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County area, with its booming tourism industry and a growing Latin American population,” said Fernando Fondevila, regional manager North America.
“We are delighted Copa Airlines has chosen Fort Lauderdale to provide service through their gateway in Panama to Central and South America,” said Kent G. George, Director of Aviation, Broward County Aviation Department.
Copa will operate a Boeing 737-700 Next-Generation with 12 business class seats and 112 economy seats on the new Lauderdale-Panama route.
From Fort Lauderdale flight 266 will depart Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:00 p.m., arriving at Panama's Tocumen International Airport at 8:03 p.m., Copa said. Returning flight 265 will depart Panama 11:46 a.m. to arrive at 4 p.m. on the same days.