Copa Airlines adds Raleigh-Durham as 16th US destination

A Copa Airlines Boeing 737 in flight over water.
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Latin American carrier Copa Airlines has unveiled its newest route to the region of Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.

Starting June 21, the new service between Panama City, Panama, and the Raleigh-Durham region, known as the “Research Triangle” of North Carolina, increases the airline’s network to 85 destinations in 32 countries in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean.

Launch of 16th US Destination

The launch of a new service from its Hub of the Americas® in Panama City, Panama, to the vibrant Raleigh-Durham region of North Carolina is set to take place on June 21, 2024.

With four weekly flights seamlessly connecting through the Hub of the Americas® in Panama, this marks Copa Airlines’ 16th U.S. destination.

Dennis Cary, Senior Vice President, and Chief Commercial Officer at Copa Airlines, expressed the airline’s commitment to bridging gaps and fostering connections across the Americas.

He emphasized how the introduction of the Raleigh-Durham route will not only promote cultural exchanges but also deepen tourism and business ties between Latin America and the Research Triangle area.

A Copa Airlines Boeing 737 taxiing at JFK Airport.
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Gateway to Innovation and Culture

By adding Raleigh-Durham International Airport to its list of destinations, Copa Airlines enhances its presence in the United States.

The Research Triangle region, known for its prestigious universities and innovation hubs, offers travelers access to a diverse range of experiences.

From leading technology to culinary delights and picturesque beaches, the Triangle Region offers a broad scope of possibilities.

Michael Landguth, president and CEO of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority, welcomed the partnership with Copa Airlines, highlighting the ease of access it provides for Triangle travelers to Central and South America and the Caribbean.

With four weekly flights scheduled, travelers can look forward to convenient travel options that suit their schedules.

Expansion in South America & Mexico

In addition to the Raleigh-Durham route, Copa Airlines is set to launch new services in South America and Mexico.

Starting June 25, travelers can explore the enchanting city of Florianopolis, Brazil, or indulge in the beauty of Tulum, Mexico, starting June 26.

These additions to Copa’s network further solidify its position as a leading airline connecting the Americas.

Recent Awards

North Carolina residents can now experience Copa Airlines’ renowned service firsthand. Recognized by Cirium as the “Most Punctual Airline in Latin America in 2023,” Copa Airlines has consistently delivered exceptional service, boasting an impressive on-time arrival rate.

With a track record of excellence, travelers can trust Copa Airlines to provide a seamless and reliable travel experience.

About Copa Airlines

Copa Airlines, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, is a leading airline in passengers and cargo in Latin America.

In its 76 years of operation, it has established the Hub of the Americas® in Panama City as the continent’s premier operational center.

With one of the newest and most modern fleets in the industry, consisting of Boeing 737-800 NG and Boeing 737 MAX9 aircraft, the carrier serves countries in North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

The airline maintains an on-time performance rate of around 90%, among the best in the global industry.

Copa Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance, the world’s most significant airline network, and offers the ConnectMiles frequent traveler program, allowing accumulation and redemption of miles across more than 25 alliance airlines worldwide.

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