Copa Airlines on Thursday announced that it has been granted permission to add an additional weekly flight to the Guyana market just as the busy holiday season heats up for the airline industry.
Copa currently operates four flights per week between Guyana and Panama on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The fifth weekly flight will be added on Fridays beginning next week.
According to the airline, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority approved a request by the airline to add the new flight, to what is becoming an increasingly busy Guyana route.
The company said its decision to add the additional flight day is based on increasing demand and is part of the airline’s ongoing plans to expand and improve its service to the people of Guyana.
Copa doubled its flights in 2015 to four in response to increased requests from passengers to expand the service.
Bernardo Ordas, Copa’s Regional Sales Manager, said, “The airline is very proud to be serving Guyana. The additional flight will cater to the growing demand and will also provide a way by which Guyana’s tourism product could be further enhanced. We are also cognizant of the increase in traffic associated with Guyana’s emerging oil and gas industry and would like to continue playing a role in national development.”
According to Copa Sales Manager in Guyana, Nadine Oudkerk, adding yet another flight day is a significant accomplishment and the airline is extremely happy to be offering more options to Guyanese.
“The addition of a fifth flight to Guyana is part of our ongoing expansion efforts in the country and demonstrates that Copa is here to stay. We have been able to build strong partnerships with a number of groups, companies and individuals and remain committed to further developing these valuable relationships”, Oudkerk noted.
Copa offers flights to over 78 destinations in 32 countries in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean from the Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City.
This story was first published by News Source Guyana.