On November 16, Lufthansa will begin serving Panama City five times a week using Airbus A340-300 widebodies, each configured to seat 298 passengers for use by its leisure market-oriented ‘Jump’ operation.

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United Airlines is launching new daily service between Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport and Santiago de Chile on December 7, offering the only non-stop service between the airline’s principal Latin American gateway and the Chilean capital.

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AeroMexico is launching daily service between Mexico City and Panama’s capital Panama City on May 14. Panama City will become the Mexican airline’s 16th destination in Latin America, according to AeroMexico.

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Lufthansa German Airlines expects to put forward to its supervisory board in December a business plan to create a non-Lufthansa-branded, long-haul, low-cost carrier which would operate a fleet of leased Airbus A330-200s, each configured to seat approximately 300 passengers.

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Air Canada will launch year-round mainline service to Amsterdam from Toronto next June to expand its international network. Additions to the airline’s summer 2015 network also include new Air Canada rouge seasonal service from Montréal to Venice and between Vancouver and Osaka.

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Panama’s Copa Airlines will launch new services this year from Panama City to Montreal in Canada, Fort Lauderdale in Florida, and Georgetown in Guyana. The new destinations will bring Copa Airlines’ route network to a total of 69 destinations in 30 countries.

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Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines is launching four-times-weekly service between Panama City and Tampa on December 16.

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Copa Airlines will offer the first non-stop scheduled flight from Boston Logan International Airport to Latin America when the Star Alliance member begins daily service from Boston to Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport on July 10.

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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.

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Hard Rock International plans to open the Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis in December as its 16th property and its first in Latin America. The 66-story hotel, located in Panama City a few miles from the Panama Canal, will offer panoramic views of the city and Panama Bay.

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Panama’s Copa Airlines will begin nonstop service four times a week between Panama City and Brazil’s capital Brasilia on June 18.

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Panama’s Copa Airlines is increasing daily flight frequencies to several countries in its route network and is launching service to Toronto, Porto Alegre in Brazil and Nassau in the Bahamas in June.

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Though the historic district of Casco Viejo is best-known as a destination for leisure travelers, the hotel’s 800-square-foot suites with separate living areas and full kitchens are designed to be an ideal base for business travelers on extended stays.

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The Westin Playa Bonita Panama will open in 2011, 20 minutes from downtown Panama City, while The Westin Panama Hotel will open in 2012 in the heart of Panama City’s Costa del Este business district.

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Copa Airlines is launching twice-weekly nonstop service from Panama City to the Caribbean island of St. Martin on December 18, 2010.

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Panama’s Copa Airlines has taken delivery of two new Boeing 737-800s as part of its ongoing fleet expansion, allowing the airline to continue to expand its “Hub of the Americas” at Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport with more frequencies and destinations.

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