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Copa launches low-cost airline

Posted on October 20, 2016 in Latin America & Caribbean, Panama


A NEW LOW-COST AIRLINE  was  launched  in Panama on Thursday October 20 by Copa Holdings which owns Copa Airlines.

Wingo, will start operating December 1.  And the  company enabled its website for ticket purchase.

The airline will operate five domestic routes in Colombia and 12 international flights, among which are Panama, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Ecuador.

Unlike Copa Airlines, which has its base of operations at Tocumen International Airport,

Wingo will use the airport, in the former Howard military base at in Panama Pacific.

From Panama travelers can fly to the cities of Medellin, Bogota and Cali, and to  San Jose, Costa Rica.

Wingo will start with a fleet of 4 aircraft models Boeing -737 to 700, with a capacity for 142 people.

Price war  With this move, Copa Holdings will  compete in the low-cost segment with Viva-Colombia and Air Panama, which maintain daily flights to San Jose, Bogota and Medellin, and passengers can look forward to a price war.

Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Holdings, said the launch of Wingo will allow the company to take advantage of opportunities offered by the low-cost segment.

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