BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sunday February 25, 2018 – Barbados’ Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy has announced a partnership with Copa Airlines that will see the island receiving a twice-weekly service direct from Panama.
The flights coming out of the Tocumen International Airport in Panama City will begin on July 17 on an Embraer 190, which offers 84 economy seats and 10 business class seats.
A member of the Star Alliance, Copa Airlines is the flag carrier of Panama and one of the leading Latin American providers of passenger and cargo services to countries in North, Central, South America and the Caribbean. Its hub of the Americas is strategically located at Tocumen International Airport in Panama, and it offers more destinations and frequencies than any other hub in Latin America, leading the way as the most connected airport in the region.
“The government has been embarking actively on diversifying our source markets and the Latin American region of course has received attention. This partnership with Copa allows us not only to get business from Colombia and Brazil but also the rest of Latin America and we look forward to seeing the Latin America market grow tremendously,” Sealy said.