Colorado and Panama are soon going to be accessible with direct flights to be launched later this year. Copa Airlines has recently announced it will be launching nonstop direct flights between Denver and Panama City starting from December 11, 2017. The launch of new service from the airline’s Panama hub will provide seamless, hassle-free connections to over 55 destinations in the Caribbean, South America and Central America.
Media reports said that Denver will now become Copa Airlines’ 13th destination in the United States and the airline’s 74th overall connection. The new flights between Denver and Panama City will be conducted four-times per week. According to the reports, nearly 4 million people reside within a one-hour radius from Denver International Airport. More than 30 passengers travel daily currently between the two destinations. Apart from this, the demand for travel to South America and Central America is around 700 passengers daily. With the launch of nonstop flights, the customers traveling from Denver will now be able to reach Panama at least 2 to 3 hours ahead of other airlines scheduled arrival.
Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines, said, “The focus and priority of Copa Airlines currently lies in boosting tourism and business throughout the Americas. The addition of Denver as the airline’s newest destination in the United States is expected to promote trade and boost leisure travel not only between the two destinations, but also to over 55 destinations spanning in the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline’s new service would also provide aggressive competition to rival United Airlines’ markets beyond Denver, including Phoenix, Seattle, Omaha, Minneapolis and Albuquerque, in addition to destinations in Latin America and Costa Rica.”
Michael B. Hancock, Mayor of Denver, has also expressed immense happiness at Copa Airlines’ decision to launch its only nonstop flights to Panama City from Denver. He said that this positive development will significantly help in increasing economic activity and creation of new jobs. Moreover, it will also strengthen Denver’s status as a leading global destination for culture, trade and commerce.