FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michelle C. Wilcut
Deputy Director and Chief Customer Service Officer
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
COPA AIRLINES BEGINS NONSTOP SERVICE BETWEEN PANAMA AND NEW ORLEANS
· Copa's four-times-weekly flight is the only direct airline service between New Orleans and Panama, with convenient connections to more than 55 destinations to Central and South America and the Caribbean through the airline's Hub of the Americas
· New Orleans is Copa's 71st destination and 11th in the U.S.
About Copa Holdings, S.A.
Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia, subsidiaries of Copa Holdings, are leading Latin American providers of passengers and cargo services. The airlines currently offer service to 71 destinations in 30 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. During Copa Airlines' more than 65 years of uninterrupted operations, it has transformed the Hub of the Americas in Panama into the leading hub on the continent. Copa operates one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the industry, consisting of 98 aircraft, and has an on-time performance of 90.66 percent, one of the best in the industry. In 2014 Copa Airlines was named "Leading Airline in Mexico and Central America'" by World Travel Awards and "most on-time airline in Latin America" by FlightStats. Copa is a member of Star Alliance, the leading global airline network, which currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,321 destinations in 193 countries and 1,000 VIP lounges. To make reservations, select seats, create a trip log, check in for flights, print boarding passes or purchase tickets through secure online transactions in 11 different currencies, visit www.copaair.com.
About Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is the primary commercial airport in the State of Louisiana serving over 80% of all passengers flying into the State. Armstrong International Airport is owned by the City of New Orleans. The New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB), an unattached board of the City of New Orleans, oversees the administration, operation, and maintenance of Armstrong International. The Airport currently has 14 airlines providing service to 46 non-stop destinations, including four international destinations. A new world-class terminal complex is currently in the final design. The new North Terminal will be complete by May 2018 in time for the 300th anniversary of the City of New Orleans. For more information, please visit www.flyMSY.com.