Minister Meyers meets with Copa Top Executives

Will look into all commitments made and maintain constant dialogue

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – "Latin America is a tremendous market and we are fortunate to have Copa airlines servicing the destination," Honourable Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs, Franklin Meyers stated while being introduced to Jose Montero, Route Planning Director, and Lizmarie Docabo, Senior Planning Analyst of Copa.  

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Meyers met with the top executives at the Routes Airlines Conference which was held in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic from February 13th – 15th.

Hon. Minister Meyers, who led the Sint Maarten delegation to the Conference that included Director of Tourism, Regina LaBega, Acting Managing Director of PJIA, Larry Donker and Norma Brill, expressed his appreciation for the partnership, noting that Copa is already a strong partner with Sint Maarten with great cargo and passenger growth opportunities.

The Minister promised to look into all the airline entry commitments made to Copa and maintain constant dialogue with the airline which entered Sint Maarten ahead of many of the destination’s competitors.

Director of Tourism, Regina LaBega, noted that according to Routes News, "Latin America’s aviation industry continues to grow faster than the world’s average."

In its bid to maintain and grow its share of the lucrative Latin American market, Sint Maarten needs to continue to nurture its relationship with airlines like Copa, which she noted, plans to expand its service to Nassau, The Bahamas, this year.