After seven months of not operating regularly, due to travel restrictions imposed by governments in the region as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Copa Airlines will resume operations from Toronto, Pearson International Airport and the Hub of the Americas in Panama.
Initially, Copa will operate up to three weekly flights connecting from Pearson International Airport to Panama City, Republic of Panama; Santiago, Chile; Montevideo, Uruguay; Brasilia, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Bogota, Colombia; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Lima, Peru.
Fernando Fondevila, commercial regional manager North America, Copa Airlines, said: “The opportunity of connecting Toronto again through our Hub of the Americas gives us a lot of optimism. These flights will allow Copa Airlines to serve thousands of passengers who wish to return to their homes, reunite with their families, visit their favorite vacation destinations, attend to health issues, important meetings, family or professional matters.”
He continued: “We are committed to the economic and tourism development of the countries we operate, and we will continue to focus on gradually reestablishing the vital connectivity we offered before the pandemic.”
The CM 471 flight will initially operate up to three weekly flights from Toronto, departing at 12:05 p.m. and arriving in Panama at 4:31 p.m. (local time). The return flight, CM 470 will depart PTY 6:06 p.m. arriving Toronto at 12:35 AM +1 (local time).
Copa Airlines will operate this flight on a Boeing 737-800 NG with the capacity to transport 160 passengers, 16 in business class and 144 in the main cabin. Customers who wish to travel on Copa Airlines’ flights from/to Toronto can purchase their tickets at www.copa.com or by contacting their preferred travel agency.
Passengers with a valid Copa Airlines ticket purchased before Sept. 1, 2020 may request changes without penalty charges.
For tickets purchased after Sept. 1, 2020, charges may apply.