Minister Meyers announces Copa Airlines adds fourth flight to Sint Maarten


Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications Franklin Meyers, announces that Panamanian airline Copa has added a fourth weekly flight out of Panama commencing December 17, 2011.

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Copa Airlines will use an Embraer 190AR with a seating capacity of 100. Average load factor has been 68 per cent with most passengers originating in Panama followed by 18 per cent from Sao Paulo, Brazil and 18 per cent from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

"I am very pleased that Copa Airlines has added an additional flight bringing the total to four weekly flights out of Panama. Recently I also announced that the same airline had added a third weekly flight.

"This demonstrates the airlines confidence in the destination and the potential that our country offers to the Latin American traveller.

"We will be marketing ourselves aggressively in the emerging markets of Latin America. Copa airlines offers great potential and we are working closely with them to develop this relationship even further," Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Hon. Franklin Meyers said on Tuesday.

Copa started servicing the destination on December 18, 2010.