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Copa Airlines

Copa Airlines was founded in Panama in 1947.

Today, Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia are leading Latin American providers of passenger and cargo services to countries in North, Central, South America and the Caribbean. Its Hub of the Americas is strategically located at Tocumen International Airport in Panama, and it offers more destinations and frequencies than any other hub in Latin America, leading the way as the most connected airport in the region. Prestigious organizations have recognized Copa Airlines for its sustained operational excellence.

In 2015, Copa was awarded the prize of “Leading Airline for Mexico and Central America" by the World Travel Awards. Copa continuously boasts an on-time performance of around 90 percent, among the best in the world, and has been named the "most punctual airline in Latin America" by FlightStats three years in a row and the “second most punctual airline in the world” by OAG. For more information, visit

Copa Airlines’ main hubs and destinations include Panama City, Bogota, Miami, Orlando, Cancun and Sao Paulo.

Facts & Figures

Jun 2012 Joined Star Alliance

74 Airports Served

335 Daily Departures

95 Aircraft

Pedro Heilbron CEO, Copa Holdings and Copa Airlines

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Pedro Heilbron is CEO of Copa Holdings (NYSE: CPA) and Copa Airlines, which offer service to more than 70 destinations in 31 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean from its Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama.

Heilbron was elected Chairman of the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board in December 2016.  He currently is a member of the advisory board of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and President of Panama´s National Tourism Council.

Heilbron joined Copa Airlines in 1988.  Under his leadership, Copa established the Hub of the Americas in Panama, the most successful hub in Latin America. One of the leading airlines in Latin America, Copa has received considerable international recognition, including 2016 ranking by FlightStats as the most on-time airline in Latin America for the fourth consecutive year, and No. 2 worldwide by OAG for the second consecutive year. In addition, Copa received the award for “Leading Airline in Mexico and Central America” at the World Travel Awards and earned three Skytrax 2016 awards: “Best Airline in Central America / Caribbean,” “Best Airline Staff Service in Central America / Caribbean,” and “Best Regional Airline in Central America / Caribbean.”

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Full Facts & Figures

Joined Star Alliance Jun 2012
Airports Served 74
Daily Departures 335
Aircraft 95
Frequent Flyer Programme ConnectMiles
Passengers Annually 12.82 m
Countries Served 31
Hub Airport(s) Panama’s Tocumen International Airport (Hub of the Americas®)
Revenue Passenger KM 28.4 bn
Sales Revenue (in US$) 1.97 BUSD
Employees 8,069
Aircraft Types Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Embraer 190
Updated As Of May 2017