Panama: Airline Orders 61 Boeing 737 Max Airliners

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Copa Airlines of Panama orders 61 Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft to replace ageing airplanes and support the carrier's expansion plans. The airline maintains a hub at Panama City, a.k.a. the Hub of the Americas.

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Copa Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 in flight. Photo Credit: Copa Airlines.


Copa Airlines of Panama has ordered 61 Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 airplanes. The new planes will be used to replace the airline's existing fleet and support its plans for strategic growth across the Americas and the Caribbean.

The airline's current fleet comrpises 98 aircraft including 72 Boeing 737s and 26 Embraer E190s, made by Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer.

Hub of the Americas


Tocumen International Airport. Photo Credit: Joao Carlos Medau.


The airline operates more than 320 flights to more than 70 international travel destinations. It maintains a hub with code share partner United Airlines at Tocumen International Airport (PTY), which is 24 kilometres, or 15 miles, from Panama City, the nation's capital.

Because of the airport's strategic location between North America and South America, it is known as the Hub of the Americas.

North American travel destinations include Boston, Cancun, Chicago, Guadalajara, Guatamala City, Houston, Las Vegas, Liberia, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Monterrey, New York, Orlando, San Jose, and Toronto.

The airline also flies to several cities in Brazil, the Caribbean, and several other South American travel destinations.

Domestic Air Carrier


An Air Panama Boeing 737-300 taxiing on the tarmac at Rio Hato Airport in Panama.


Air Panama, the country's 2nd largest airline, serves 20 travel destinations within Panama and one foreign travel destination: San Jose, Costa Rica.

The airline maintains a hub at Albrook "Marcos A. Gelabert" International Airport (PAC), which is located 1.5 kilometres, or 0.93, from Panama City.

The airline has a fleet of 2 Boeing 737-300QCs and several smaller aircraft.

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