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February 7, 2020 Avianca Holdings CEO Anko van der Werff commented on the JBA being negotiated with United Airlines, Copa Airlines and Azul, stating that the terms are almost complete and will be presented to authorities in 2020 (Estrategia y Negocios, 05-Feb-2020). Mr van der Werff said the implementation of the agreement is expected to commence in 2021. He added the agreement will allow the carriers to “coordinate capacity” to the US, allowing for better connectivity with United Airlines‘ domestic network. Mr van der Werff ensured that the agreement will not reduce capacity, but it will allow for a better allocation of resources in the market. https://blueswandaily.com/joint-business-agreement-between-avianca-azul-copa-and-united-to-be-complete-in-2020-and-implemented-in-2021/
Copa Airlines analiza volar a Foz de Iguazú Iguazú (LAVOZ) El presidente de Panamá recolectó información sobre los números que arroja el negocio del turismo en Foz de Iguazú y su área de influencia. El Parque Nacional de Iguazú, uno de los principales destinos turísticos del Brasil, factura alrededor de 3,5 millones de visitantes anuales, con su correspondiente impacto económico. Las mejoras en la terminal de pasajeros del aeropuerto de Foz de Iguazú que se deben hacer incluyen la instalación de mangas telescópicas. Según se supo, en su momento, Copa Airlines también analizó al aeropuerto Guaraní de Ciudad del Este, en Paraguay, como una alternativa a las ciudades de Foz de Iguazú y Puerto Iguazú, para atender a toda la región, pero al parecer quedó en desventaja respecto a las ciudades mencionadas. Una eventual operación en Ciudad del Este, implicaría para Copa recibir una serie de incentivos en tasas aeroportuarias por ruta nueva y exploratoria, tal como se benefició durante dos años tras su llegada a Asunción. Nota completa en: http://www.lavozdecataratas.com/noticia_62842.html
Suriname Announce First New International Route in Over a Decade Star Alliance member Copa Airlines is to further expand its network in South America with a new non-stop flight connecting Suriname with its Panama City hub. The carrier will initially operate the route to Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (PBM) in Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 July 2019, using Boeing 737-700 aircraft. Copa Airlines currently has an average of 350 daily flights through its hub at Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama City, connecting more than 80 cities in 32 countries. The route is the first new international service that Suriname has secured in more than a decade and was made possible thanks to the work of leading aviation consultancy ASM. Vijay Chotkan, the chief executive of Airport Management Ltd, which operates Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport, said, “the efforts of our team and the expert services of ASM, have finally resulted in Copa Airlines to add PBM to their route network. “Suriname is now connected to the Americas and we invite everyone to come and enjoy our untouched nature and to taste our diverse culture.” Suriname, once known as Dutch Guiana, is one of South America's smallest countries and was granted independence from the Netherlands in 1975. With a population of about 560,000, the country’s main gateway is Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport, which offers flights to Amsterdam via KLM, TUI fly Netherlands and Surinam Airways. ASM has been working closely with Airport Management Ltd and other stakeholders, providing strategic advice, business case development and hands-on network support. Omar Hashmi, senior consultant at ASM, said, "suriname is a great addition to the comprehensive Copa Airlines network and I see stimulation of tourism, business and VFR markets occurring not just on local traffic to Panama City but also points on the wider Copa network. "It has been a pleasure to work on behalf of Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport and convince Copa to invest in the nascent Paramaribo market." Confirmation of Copa Airlines’ new route to Suriname comes just weeks after the airline finalized a three-way joint business agreement (JBA) with US carrier United Airlines and Avianca of Colombia on US-Latin America routes. The three Star Alliance members said the agreement would enable passengers from 19 countries, excluding Brazil, to access flights from more than 12,000 cities. It will also allow the launch of new non-stop routes and increased frequencies on existing services. Pedro Heilbron, Copa Airlines' chief executive, said the JBA would increase competition for passengers and create a “superior network of more than 275 destinations throughout Latin America and the US”. Regulatory approval for the venture is expected to take between 12 and 18 months. The three carriers plan to apply for approval and an accompanying grant of antitrust immunity from the US Department of Transportation and other regulatory agencies “in the near term”. Although the current deal excludes Brazil, the airlines said they were “exploring the possibility” of adding Brazil to the JBA following the recently concluded open skies deal between the US and Brazil. Other route successes for ASM in recent months include Spirit’s new service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport in Cali, Colombia, which started on 20 December 2018. This press release was sourced from Copa Airlines on 16-Jan-2019. https://centreforaviation.com/members/direct-news/suriname-announce-first-new-international-route-in-over-a-decade-456460