Copa Airlines is increasing its service between the airline’s Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama's capital Panama City and Montego...

Copa Airlines is increasing its service between the airline’s Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama’s capital Panama City and Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport to four times a week from December 17.

The Copa Airlines flight will depart Tocumen International Airport (PTY) at 9:38 a.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, arriving at Sangster International Airport (MBJ) at 11:35 a.m.

Copa’s return flight will leave MBJ at 12:31 p.m. and arrive at PTY at 2:22 p.m. on the same four days. Copa Airlines inaugurated its Panama  City-Montego Bay route in August 2011 with twice-weekly service.

Since ordering its first Boeing 737-800 on August 26, 2002, Copa Airlines’ orderbook for the model, from Boeing and leasing companies, has grown to 88 aircraft. Copa Airlines and its subsidiary in Colombia also operate 20 Boeing 737-700s and 26 Embraer 190s. This large fleet is enabling fast-growing Copa to create hub-and-spoke networks linking many major Latin American, Caribbean and North American destinations via Copa’s hubs at Panama City and Bogota


“These additional flight frequencies between Montego Bay and Panama City allow us to offer our customers a more complete service,” says Jose Montero, planning director for Copa Airlines. “The added departures will give our passengers more travel options to more Latin American destinations through our Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama.”

In addition to the expansion at Montego Bay, Copa Airlines offers scheduled service from the Hub of the Americas in Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport to Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) serving Jamaica’s capital Kingston on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The Kingston service leaves PTY at 12:04 p.m. and arrives at KIN at 1:54 p.m. The return flight departs KIN at 6:05 p.m. and touches down at PTY at 8:00 p.m.

“The increased service is a testament to the strong partnership with Copa Airlines to attract visitors from all over Latin America to our sunny shores,” says John Lynch, Jamaica’s director of tourism.

“As we continue to diversify our global marketing strategy, the Jamaica Tourist Board has pursued an aggressive program with our valued travel partners to enhance airlift to the destination, allowing us to remain competitive in the travel industry,” adds Lynch. “The new service offers even more options and the potential for growing visitor arrivals to both destinations.”

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