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Copa Airlines Looking for Growth, Adds Routes, Increases Flight Frequencies

18/05/2010 10:39

Panama’s Copa Airlines is looking for growth by adding new destinations and increased flight frequencies on existing routes rather than through a cross border merger, its chief executive said.


The carrier, which has more than quadrupled its fleet to 56 aircraft since 1998 and now serves 45 destinations in 24 countries, has already identified another 30 cities where it could add service in the future, Copa Holdings Chief Executive Pedro Heilbron said at the Reuters Latin American Investment Summit.


“We have the advantage of being right in the middle of the Americas, so we can serve most of the markets out of Panama without needing to buy into another carrier in another country,” said Heilbron.


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