Copa Airlines increases flights to Guyana

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Copa Airlines Regional Sales Director, Deigo Burmudez Parra and Sales Manager in Guyana, Nadine Oudkerk
Copa Airlines Regional Sales Director, Deigo Burmudez Parra and Sales Manager in Guyana, Nadine Oudkerk

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Boasting a 76% filling capacity on average flights, Copa Airlines is now looking to increase its flights in and out of Guyana.

At a press conference on Wednesday, October 21, Regional Sales Director, Diego Bermudez Parra stated that Copa will be adding two flights to its schedule effective December 16.

He told the news conference that the company has already received the requisite permission from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) for the increased flights.

“Copa will operate the two additional flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays bringing the total scheduled flights to four; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays,” said Parra.

He further noted, “Our partnership as a Star Alliance member means that there are many more opportunities for Guyanese to travel, covering 1,321 destinations in 193 countries with more than 18,500 daily flights and more than 1,000 VIP lounges. This is why we urge you to enroll for a frequent flyer card of our ConnectMiles program because we know that once you experience our world class service you will become regular patrons of it.”

Additionally, Country Sales Manager, Nadine Oudkerk stated that the company has received an overwhelming response from Guyana since it began operations.

“With just two flights per week, COPA saw it fitting to increase the number of flight days to four, to better serve the people of Guyana.”

It was stated that the decision was based on increased demand from the travelling public, as well as the airline’s plans to expand and improve its services to Guyana.

July marked one year since the Panamanian flag carrier started servicing the Georgetown, Guyana route two times per week on Tuesdays and Fridays.

During this time, Copa Airlines has been offering one-stop connections to 74 destinations in 30 countries of North, Central, South America and the Caribbean. Copa also provides 12 options in North America, including Miami, Orlando, the iconic city of New York, and culture-rich cities such as New Orleans.

4 COMMENTS

  1. The staff of this airline are dishonest and have no integrity. I got sick on their plane while enroute to Guyana last year. They kicked me off in Panama. I had to pay extra for hotel and fares from Panama to Guyana. I filed a complaint to be re-imbursed and no one had the courtesy to even get back to me to this date. They kept giving me the good old run around to the point where I got frustrated and gave up. My fam and I are never using Copa again. Your lost!!

  2. Guyanese need more flights & carriers out from Toronto. What is this Government doing to address this issue????

  3. Overseas base Guyanese who live in the UK will be very happy to have airline fears more affordable because a lot of people find it difficult to travel home to Guyana especially with a large family. If we want to boost the economy we should make it more affordable for folks to be able to spend more money at home.

  4. WE, the Guyanese in TORONTO wants to know why Caribbean airline is charging $500 to trinidad from Lester B Person to Port of Spain and $1200 to CJIA? Is this a scam? We need more Flights from Toronto to Guyana to compete with these clowns.

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