By the Caribbean Journal staff
There’s a new way to fly to the heart of the Caribbean Basin.
Copa Airlines has announced the launch of new service between Denver, Colorado and Panama City.
The new nonstop flights connect Denver to more than 55 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean through Copa’s Panama hub at Tocumen International Airport.
It’s the latest new service between Denver and the Western Caribbean, following Southwest’s launch of flights to Belize earlier this year.
The flights will be operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Copa is operating the service on Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft with capacity for 16 passengers in business and 138 in the main cabin.
“Our new route to Denver demonstrates the Hub of the Americas’ continued leadership position among airline hubs in Latin America,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines. “Denver is our 13th U.S. destination and will allow passengers to make convenient connections to more than 55 destinations throughout Latin America. Denver is a flourishing mecca of progress in the U.S. and Panama is a nucleus of travel and commerce for Central and South America and the Caribbean. Uniting the two cities through this route will undoubtedly boost tourism and economic development between Colorado, Panama and the rest of the region.”