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HomeFlying With UsAbout BWIPress / MediaJanuary 26, 2023 – Copa Airlines to Join Roster of International Carriers at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Starting June 28

January 26, 2023 – Copa Airlines to Join Roster of International Carriers at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Starting June 28

New International Service Between BWI Marshall and Panama, with Easy Connections Across Latin America

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International carrier Copa Airlines announced today it will begin service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Panama City, Panama, on June 28, 2023. The new service will offer efficient connections to markets throughout Latin America.

“BWI Thurgood Marshall has an outstanding reputation in the United States and abroad for convenience, service and reliability,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Acting Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation. “This new partnership with Copa Airlines will produce tremendous economic and cultural benefits and provide customers here and across Latin America even greater access to Maryland’s hospitality.”

“We welcome Copa Airlines and this new international service,” said Ricky Smith, Executive Director/CEO of BWI Marshall Airport. “Copa will link Maryland and the National Capital region with the rich culture of Panama and offer easy connections across Latin America. We look forward to new tourism and economic development opportunities as a result of this partnership.”

Copa Airlines will offer four weekly flights between BWI Marshall and Panama, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The airline will utilize Boeing 737-800 for the new service.

Photograph of a Copa Airlines aircraft in-flight with a background blue sky and white puffy clouds

“Copa Airlines is pleased to start the year with the announcement of this new U.S. destination and excited to connect Baltimore, a city with great history and tourism appeal, to Latin America from BWI Marshall Airport,” said Dennis Cary Sr., Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Copa Airlines. “With this new route, we continue working toward our objective, increasing connectivity in the countries in which we operate and connecting travelers with all of the Americas while contributing to the tourism and economic development of the Baltimore area.”

Founded in 1947 as the national airline of Panama, Copa Airlines operates an average of 300 daily flights through the Hub of the Americas, located in the Tocumen International Airport in Panama City. With the new route, Copa will serve 79 destinations in 32 countries in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. BWI Marshall Airport will be the 14th U.S. market for Copa.