copa airlinesIn August, Copa Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance network, began direct flights from Panama City to Villahermosa and Puebla in Mexico. The two cities are the airline’s 5th and 6th destinations in Mexico.

The airline will operate the Panama- Villahermosa route three times a week, and the Panama-Puebla route four times weekly.

“Copa Airlines is pleased to launch these new flights between Panama and the Mexican cities of Puebla and Villahermosa. Mexico is a very important market for the company and this connectivity will open enormous opportunities for tourism and business development of these cities,” said Edwin Garcia, vice president of Airport Services, Copa Airlines.

With the new destinations, Copa Airlines operates more than 100 flights a week to Mexico: 14 from Bogota, Colombia and more than 90 from Panama. Copa Airlines now offers service to 75 destinations in 31 countries in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

Meanwhile, last year, Aeromexico began connecting Mexico City with Managua, Nicaragua with six weekly flights, making it the carrier’s fifth destination in Central America. Earlier this year, the airline began serving the Medellin and Mexico City route with four weekly flights operated with Boeing 737 aircraft; creating the second destination the carrier serves in Colombia.

The carrier has also added Panama to its growing network as its 16th destination in Latin America.

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