The newly branded airline incorporates the destinations, route networks and services that Aero República and Copa Airlines offer, including access to Copa's Hub of...

Copa Holdings has renamed its Colombian airline subsidiary Aero República under the new operating name of Copa Airlines Colombia.

“The new Copa Airlines Colombia brand is the result of the evolution of Aero República, which has met exacting international standards. This achievement benefits both Colombian and Latin American travelers,” says Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Holdings. “We have been working on this project since the Copa Airlines-Aero República alliance began in 2005. The new brand not only strengthens our presence in Colombia; it makes us an integral part of the tourism and economic growth of the country.”


The newly branded airline incorporates the destinations, route networks and services that Aero República and Copa Airlines offer, including access to Copa’s Hub of the Americas in Panama for connections to more than 45 destinations in the world via more than 150 daily flights throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

This photograph shows an Embraer 190 of Colombian airline Aero República at El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia. The Colombian carrier, which is a subsidiary of panama's Copa Holdings, has been renamed Copa Airlines Colombia to reflect that it is a member of the same family as Panama's Copa Airlines

Copa Airlines Colombia will fly to all of the former Aero República’s domestic and international destinations. In addition, travelers can continue to participate in the OnePass frequent-flyer program shared with Copa Airlines and Continental Airlines, which lets passengers earn miles that never expire and redeem miles for travel to more than 900 destinations throughout the world.

“We are proud to announce the birth of Copa Airlines Colombia,” says Roberto Junguito Pombo, the new president of Copa Airlines Colombia.  “Our new brand will drive the airline’s growth and profitability, boost its image on an international level and align it more closely with Copa Airlines.”

Copa Holdings says the brand-name change is occurring at a time when Aero República is performing well. In the last few years, the airline has seen continuous growth in passengers and load factor and has added seven international destinations. The airline is first in on-time performance and customer service in Colombia, according to Copa Holdings.

The company also says Aero República is the only airline in Colombia with a fleet of new aircraft featuring state-of-the-art technology. The airline has attained IOSA international certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in recognition of its high level of operational safety.

In late 2006, when it received this Embraer 190, Panama's Copa Airlines took delivery of the 200th Embraer E-Jet built

Through its operating subsidiaries Copa Airlines and Aero República (now operating under the Copa Airlines Colombia brand), Copa Holdings provides passenger and cargo service throughout Latin America. Copa offers more than 150 daily scheduled flights to 45 destinations in 24 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean through its Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama.

In addition, Copa Airlines provides passengers with access to flights to more than 120 other international destinations through codeshare agreements with Continental Airlines and other airlines.

Copa Airlines Colombia, formerly Aero República, operates flights to 12 domestic and seven international destinations. Copa Airlines Colombia operates flights from Colombia to Caracas, Quito, Guayaquil, Costa Rica, Mexico City, Guatemala and Panama.  The Panama destination connects Bogota, Cali, Medellin, Cartagena, Bucaramanga, Pereira and Barranquilla with Copa Airlines through the Hub of the Americas.

To make reservations and seat selection, enter OnePass numbers, keep a trip log, check in for flights, print boarding passes and pay for tickets via secure transactions in six different currencies (U.S. dollars; Argentine, Chilean, Colombian and Mexican pesos; and Brazilian reales), visit www.copaair.com.