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COPA Airlines Returns to Denver International Airport with Connections to Latin America

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  • As of December 11, Copa Airlines will connect Denver to 28 destinations in 17 countries in the Americas with up to three weekly flights, through the Hub of the Americas in Panama®.
  • Tickets can be purchased at Copa.com or your preferred travel agency.

Denver, CO, December 11, 2020 – Copa Airlines announced today that after a nearly nine-month hiatus due to travel restrictions in the region relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the carrier is resuming operations between Denver International Airport (DEN) and The Hub of the Americas ®, Panama´s Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama.

Friday, December 11, marks the third anniversary of Copa’s inaugural service at Denver, and will also be the carrier’s first arrival from Panama City since March 22, 2020. Copa will initially operate up to three weekly flights between Denver and Panama City. From Denver, flight CM477 will depart at 1:05 AM and arrive in Panama at 8:58 AM (local time). Returning, flight CM476 will depart PTY at 10:12AM, arriving in Denver at 2:26 PM (local time). Copa will operate Denver service with a Boeing 737-800 Next-Generation aircraft, which can accommodate 160 passengers, 16 in business class and 144 in the main cabin.

“The opportunity of connecting Denver again through our Hub of the Americas® gives us a lot of optimism. These flights will allow Copa Airlines to serve thousands of passengers who wish to return to their homes, reunite with their families, visit their favorite vacation destinations, address health issues, attend important meetings, family, or professional matters,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines. “We are committed to the economic and tourism development of the countries we operate, and we will continue to focus on gradually reestablishing the vital connectivity we offered before the pandemic.”

The Denver to Panama nonstop flight will offer connectivity to several destinations Copa currently serves in the Americas. From Panama, Copa flies to Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Barranquilla, Bogota, Bucaramanga, Cartagena, Cali and Medellin, Colombia; San Jose, Costa Rica; Havana, Cuba; Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador; Guatemala, Guatemala; Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Asuncion, Paraguay; Lima, Peru; Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; San Salvador, El Salvador; Port Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; and Montevideo, Uruguay.

“Copa is a valued airline partner, and we welcome their return to Denver,” said Denver International Airport CEO Kim Day. “Ease of access for those with a need to travel during this time is critical, and the connectivity provided through Copa’s network will make travel faster and more convenient.”

At Copa Airlines, our main priority is the safety and well-being of our passengers and employees. As a result, we have implemented and continue to reinforce all sanitary, hygiene, and biosafety measures to offer passengers a safe environment at every stage of their trip. These measures have been successfully developed by a board of medical specialists in biosafety measures, following the national and international health authorities’ recommendations.

All of our aircraft are equipped with high-efficiency (HEPA) filters that remove up to 99.97% of airborne particles, including viruses and bacteria, similar to hospitals operating rooms. In addition, the cabin air recirculation system renews the airflow every two to three minutes, and the air is supplied vertically, which prevents it from being shared among passengers. This, combined with the use of mandatory face masks at all times, results in a highly hygienic and safe environment.

All passengers must comply with the immigration and health requirements determined by the airline, and the Panamanian and the destination’s authorities. To learn more about these measures and additional information, visit copa.com or the airlines’ official social media platforms.

For available tickets and purchase options, visit copa.com or contact your preferred travel agency. Passengers with Copa Airlines valid tickets will be able to modify their flight dates without penalty charges. Flights are subject to restrictions, government approvals and changes. Some countries remain with entry restrictions and only allow national and residents.


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