Panama based Copa Airlines is hoping to resume international flights on June 1, 2020 following its cessation due to the coronavirus crisis. The suspension of flight operations at Panama’s Tocumen International Airport is set to expire on May 22, 2020, and the airline’s resumption of flights is contingent upon receiving the requisite approvals from the authorities in other countries in the region.
Copa ia also expecting to increase the number of humanitarian flights, with the goal of transporting more passengers back to their homes, between May 23 and 31.
The resumption of flights from Copa’s Hub of the Americas® in Panama’s Tocumen International Airport, will be a gradual process, beginning with approximately 10% of total existing operations prior to the impact of COVID-19.
According to the airline, this is due to low passenger demand in the short and medium term, a high volume of reservation cancellations, and the fact that most of the countries in the region have operational and entry restrictions in place.
Copa Airlines said that its commitment remains the safety of its passengers and staff, and upon resuming operations, they will implement the health, hygiene and sanitation protocols required by national and international health authorities, as well as a series of new procedures to reinforce these aspects, which are currently being developed.