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Copa Airlines Announces Additional Connecting Flights to Caracas From Los Angeles; Now Offering an Additional Flight Every Monday and Saturday.

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PANAMA CITY, Panama--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2001

Copa Airlines announced today an increase in the number of daily connections for passengers flying from Los Angeles to Caracas, Venezuela.

Copa will operate two daily flights each on Mondays and Saturdays, providing rapid connections.

"The new flights give passengers more options in selecting convenient travel schedules to Venezuela, as well as increase opportunities for connections in Panama City to South and Central America and the Caribbean," said Jorge Garcia Icaza, Copa Airlines' Commercial Vice President.

Copa Airlines flight CM 447 departs Los Angeles at 1:05 a.m., arriving at Copa's "Hub of the Americas" at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City at 9:30 a.m. On Mondays and Saturdays connecting flight CM 223 departs Panama City at 10:55 a.m. and arrives in Caracas at 2:15 p.m. On Mondays and Saturdays return flight CM 222 departs Caracas at 4:50 p.m., arriving in Panama City at 6:15 p.m. Passengers traveling on to Los Angeles connect with Copa flight CM 448, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 11:50 p.m.

Passengers who are Presidents Club members or traveling in Clase Ejecutiva (Business Class) have access to an all-new, 600-sq.-feet, luxurious Presidents Club, operated jointly by Copa and its partner Continental Airlines in the "Hub of the Americas." Copa also participates in Continental's award-winning frequent flyer program, OnePass. Members enjoy benefits from both airlines and their affiliates, making it possible to earn and redeem mileage points for travel to more than 500 different destinations worldwide.

In the past few years, Copa Airlines has developed a dynamic expansion project for its route system and flight frequencies. Copa also has promoted the operational growth of the "Hub of the Americas" at the Tocumen International Airport in Panama City.

Copa Airlines (www.copaair.com), with more than 50 years of operations in Latin America, serves 30 destinations in 19 countries in North, Central and South America, the Caribbean and the United States. From its "Hub of the Americas" at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Copa Airlines operates one of the most successful and efficient hubs in Latin America.
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