MIAMI — Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines will add new nonstop flights from Panama City to Salta, located in northern Argentina. The new route launched on December 12, 2018.
According to the carrier, this new route will be served with one of Copa’s Boeing 737-800s, configured in a two-class layout, seating 160 passengers: 16 passengers in Business Class and 144 in the main cabin.
With two services per week from the Hub of the Americas in Panama City, this Argentine region will be linked with Copa’s 79 destinations in 32 countries in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
“We reaffirm our commitment to Argentina and service a total of five cities in this important South American country. As such, we create opportunities for commercial and tourism development in northern Argentina,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines.
“We see enormous potential in these markets, given traveler demand for options in this region and the continued vigor of both provinces, which will enjoy the connectivity benefits offered by our Hub of the Americas in Panama,” he continued.
Copa’s Large Presence in Argentina
Salta, thereby, will join then the cities of Buenos Aires, Rosario, Cordoba, and Mendoza which are currently operated by the carrier, totaling five destinations in Argentina with 51 total weekly flights between Panama City and the South American country.
As of today, Copa offers approximately 350 daily flights through the Hub of the Americas located in Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama City, which connects 80 cities in 32 countries in the region.
Guillermo Dietrich, Argentina’s National Minister of Transportation, said that “Copa Airlines’ commitment to Argentina has positively affected the country with the addition of destinations including Córdoba, Rosario, Mendoza, Ezeiza and, most recently, Salta.”
“We have many expectations for this new flight, which will allow us to continue expanding our offering and provides northern Argentina with greater connectivity to the world from Salta,” added Juan Manuel Lavallen, Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Sports of the province of Salta.
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Copa Airlines will initiate operations in Salta with two weekly flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays, departing from Panama City (PTY) at 3:42 p.m. and arriving at the International Airport of Salta Martín Miguel de Güemes (SLA) at 11:27 p.m. (local time).
The return flight will take off on Thursdays and Sundays from SLA at 2:34 a.m., landing in PTY at 6:16 a.m. (local time).