By the Caribbean Journal staff
Panama-based Copa Airlines is launching its first-ever flights to Suriname, the carrier said this week.
The new roundtrip service, which will begin operating in July, will operate twice weekly between Panama City and Paramaribo.
Suriname will become the 81st city in Copa’s network.
We are confident that this new route will promote greater opportunities for commercial and tourist activity in this unique and attractive country,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines.
Paramaribo, Suriname’s capital, is set on the northern Atlantic coast of the country.
The new service will help boost Suriname’s ambitious long-term plan to attract 1 million passengers to its airport by 2033.
“We invite all the people from the Americas to visit our beautiful country with its untouched nature, where you can taste a great variation of cultures. We wish Copa Airlines many safe flights and hope to grow as partners,” said Vijay Chotkan, CEO of Airport Management, operator of the J. A. Pengel International Airport in Paramaribo.