COPA AIRLINES: NEW AIRCRAFT, NEW IMAGE.Copa Airlines has unveiled its new company image as displayed on the first of 12 new Boeing 737-700 aircraft -- the result of an alliance with Continental Airlines. The arrangement creates one of the most important strategic alliances in Latin American aviation.
Eleven more aircraft will be delivered over the next several years to replace Copa's existing aircraft and create one of the youngest fleets in Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. . The new planes will allow Copa Airlines to operate more non-stop routes out of Panama City Panama City, city (1990 pop. 34,378), seat of Bay co., NW Fla., on St. Andrews Bay; inc. 1909. A Gulf Coast resort with amusement parks and excellent fishing, it is also a port of entry. The city's industries produce paper, clothing, and chemicals. , including new destinations in South America South America, fourth largest continent (1991 est. pop. 299,150,000), c.6,880,000 sq mi (17,819,000 sq km), the southern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. . Equipped with high-capacity overhead storage bins, new interiors, in-flight audio and video entertainment, the new aircraft will provide customers with the latest in technology and comfort.
The airline also has added new features that complement the award-winning service of Continental Airlines, including its Clase Ejecutiva business class cabin, featuring international cuisine and service, and full participation in Continental's OnePass frequent flyer frequent flyer Hospital practice A popular term for a Pt who is regularly admitted to a particular ER or health care facility, for various reasons program.
"The new aircraft will allow Copa to build on an already strong product, including an on-time performance of over 85% and world-class operational and service standards," said Pedro Heilbron Pedro Heilbron (born 1958 in Colon, Panama) is, since 1988, the CEO of Copa Holdings S.A., the parent company of Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines and Colombian carrier AeroRepública.
He received an MBA from George Washington University and a B.A. from Holy Cross. , executive president of Copa Airlines. "We have designed our new image to build recognition of our brand among our customers everywhere in the Americas we fly. The new image truly captures who Copa Airlines is today and expresses the company's attitude and its commitment to its customers."
Copa and Continental have begun a code share arrangement to improve worldwide flight connections and enhance schedule options; one-stop ticketing, seat selection and baggage check; a shared frequent flyer program (OnePass) with mileage MILEAGE. A compensation allowed by law to officers, for their trouble and expenses in travelling on public business.
2. The mileage allowed to members of congress, is eight dollars for every twenty miles of estimated distance, by the most usual roads, from his earnings and rewards on either airline along and common Elite benefits; and use of Continental's Presidents Club aiport lounges throughout the world, offering a seamless traveling experience.
Copa's participation in Continental's award-winning OnePass frequent flyer program gives customers the best frequent flyer program in Latin America and worldwide. Copa customers enrolled in OnePass will be able to earn and redeem miles on Copa, Continental Airlines and other OnePass airline partners, whose combined service offers more than 500 destinations worldwide. They also can earn miles using participating OnePass hotels, car rentals, credit cards and telecommunications partners. A hallmark of the OnePass program is that mileage credits do not expire.
Later this year, Cope and Continental will open a new Presidents Club at Tocumen International Airport Tocumen International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen) (IATA: PTY, ICAO: MPTO) is an international airport located 15 miles (24 km) from Panamá City, Panamá. . The new 6,400-squarefoot facility, located on the mezzanine level Mezzanine level
The period in a company's development just before it goes public. above the Copa and Continental departure gates, will feature comfortable seating for 96 people, a conference room, work stations and business center.
Cope Airlines (http://www.copaair.com) serves 24 destinations in 18 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. From its base in Panama City, Copa Airlines operates one of the most efficient and succesful hubs in Latin America. In 1999, the airline plans to transport more than 900,000 passengers and start operations to Buenos Aires Buenos Aires (bwā`nəs ī`rēz, âr`ēz, Span. bwā`nōs ī`rās), city and federal district (1991 pop. and Sao Paulo.