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Copa Airlines expands to daily service between Panama and Tampa

Starting next month, Copa Airlines will expand to daily service between Tampa and Panama, up from four days a week.

"Having flights from Panama seven days a week makes it easier for our Latin American guests to come enjoy our world-famous beaches, museums, nightlife and amusement parks," said Tampa International Airportís CEO Joe Lopano. "The Tampa Bay area is also an important business hub and having a wider range of flights will enable international business travelers to get to their meetings on time. This will have a positive impact on Tampaís economy and our business ties throughout the Americas."

The additional service begins July 14. They flights depart at 9:10 a.m. in Panama and arrive in Tampa at 1:30 p.m. They depart Tampa at 3:09 p.m. and arrived at 5:33 p.m. in Panama.

The airline also announced that it would increase from four to five flights a week between Panama and Fort Lauderdale.

"We are constantly seeking opportunities to offer our passengers more flight options," said Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron. "This dedication ... led us to evaluate every route and examine the possibility of increasing flight frequency. We see potential in these markets as demand has increased over this past year."

Copa Airlines currently operates an average of 350 daily flights through its hub in Panama.

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