All Copa Airlines articles

  • Copa 737 Max 9

    Copa net profit jumps as Max crisis drags on


    Higher travel demand and low fuel costs offset lost revenue opportunities as Panama’s Copa Airlines continues to post strong earnings even while struggling with the ongoing effects of the Boeing 737 Max crisis.

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    Copa expedites E190 retirements as it eagerly awaits Max return


    Copa Airlines will be phasing out its Embraer E190 aircraft and moving to a Boeing-only fleet faster than originally expected, while eagerly awaiting the Boeing 737 Max’s return to service, the Panama-based carrier tells analysts in the airline’s quarterly earnings call.

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    Latin American airlines embrace equity ties with larger carriers


    Leaders of Latin American carrier expressed optimism on 28 October about the increasingly common joint ventures and airline-airline equity investments, while also downplaying regional challenges as workaday hurdles.

  • Copa 737 Max

    ​737 Max grounding slows Latin American airline expansion


    Just like elsewhere in the world, the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max has stymied airline industry growth in Latin America, a region long home to some of Seattle-based Boeing s top customers.

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    Copa chief says three-way JV behind schedule


    ​The paperwork for anti-trust immunity for a joint venture between United Airlines, Panama's Copa Airlines and Colombia's Avianca will likely not be filed with regulators until next year, thus pushing back a potential start for the project to 2021 at the earliest, Copa's chief executive Pedro Heilbron said at the ...

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    Copa mandates MUFG for JOLCO funding


    Copa Airlines will fund eight Boeing narrowbodies delivering this year with Japanese operating leases with call option.

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    Delta tops FlightGlobal's on-time performance ranking for 2018


    Delta Air Lines has been named the world's most punctual major international airline during 2018 by FlightGlobal, incorporating FlightStats.

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    Avianca, Copa and United reach joint venture accord


    ​Avianca, Copa Airlines and United Airlines have reached an accord on an immunised joint venture that will see them cooperate on flights between Latin America and the USA.

  • Latin America 2019 Financing

    ANALYSIS: Are Latin American carriers jumping for JOLCOs?


    ​Latin American carriers have few issues accessing capital for their funding needs, despite various macroeconomic issues that continue to plague pockets of the region.

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    Copa sees 2020 timeframe for launch of JV with Avianca and United


    ​Copa Airlines chief executive Pedro Heilbron expects a planned three-way joint venture with Avianca and United Airlines to go into effect in end-2020 "at best", underlining the several rounds of regulatory approvals needed for the deal.

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    PICTURES: Copa debuts new business class on first 737 Max 9


    ​Copa Airlines has unveiled its first Boeing 737 Max 9, featuring the airline's first lie-flat seats in business class and a new economy extra section.

  • Pedro Heilbron Copa

    INTERVIEW: Pedro Heilbron, chief executive, Copa Airlines


    Copa Airlines chief executive Pedro Heilbron is somewhat of an anomaly in the airline sector. While other airline leaders have come and gone through industry consolidation, geopolitical challenges and global economic downturns, Heilbron has remained at the helm of Copa for 30 years, steering what is arguably the most consistently ...

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    ​PICTURE: Copa to formally unveil 737 Max 9 on 18 September


    Copa Airlines will put its new Boeing 737 Max 9 into service on 18 September, having taken delivery of its first aircraft at the end of August.

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    Copa confident in regulatory approval of three-way JV


    ​Copa Airlines says it had been in discussions with United Airlines and Avianca for a potential joint venture "for quite some time", as it reiterates confidence that any deal would attain regulatory approval amid heightened joint venture activity in Latin America.

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    Copa joins joint venture talks with Avianca and United


    ​Copa Airlines has been added to talks for a potential joint business involving Avianca and United Airlines, strengthening a possible partnership that would be better positioned to compete with similar tie-ups emerging in Latin America.

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    ​Panama bans Venezuelan airlines


    The Panamanian government has responded to Venezuela’s prohibition to prohibit Copa Airlines from serving destinations in the South American country by banning all Venezuelan airlines from serving Panama.

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    Copa suspends Venezuela flights


    ​Copa Airlines has suspended flying to Venezuela as diplomatic tensions with Panama rise, leaving the South American country even more isolated by air.

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    Copa interested in Boeing's proposed NMA: CEO


    ​Copa Airlines is considering Boeing's planned New Mid-market Airplane (NMA), which it says could potentially provide additional capacity on its longest routes, chief executive Pedro Heilbron tells FlightGlobal.

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    Copa announces three new destinations for 2018


    ​Copa Airlines has unveiled its first three new destinations in 2018, with two cities in Brazil and a new point in the Caribbean.

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    Copa and Gol see different missions for Max 9 and 10


    ​Copa Airlines and Gol see different missions for the Boeing 737 Max 9 and 10, suggesting the larger variant may not cannibalise orders for its smaller sibling as much as some have speculated.