Panama City has new flights planned from Denver US that will help connect the city with more travellers. It also opens up the Panama real estate market to those from the US especially retirees seeking a place to call home in Panama.
Denver International Airport continues to expand its international offerings with new nonstop service to Panama City, Panama.
The airport announced Copa Airlines will start offering direct flights between Denver and Panama in December.
Flights will travel between Denver and Panama City four times a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
From Panama, travelers will be able to connect to many more destinations in Central and Southern America.
“We expect the addition of Denver, our newest U.S. destination, to generate business and leisure travel not only between Colorado and Panama, but also to our more than 55 destinations throughout Latin American and the Caribbean,” Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron said
The service to Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport will begin Dec. 11. Denver will become Copa’s 13th U.S. destination.
Airport officials said nearly 700 passengers a day fly out of Denver to Central and South America. Copa’s nonstop flight will get Denver passengers to Panama two to three hours sooner.
“Copa plays a significant role in the development of business and tourism throughout the Americas,” Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron said. “We expect the addition of Denver, our newest U.S. destination, to generate business and leisure travel not only between Colorado and Panama, but also to our more than 55 destinations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Copa flights will leave Denver on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. and arrive in Panama at 6:05 a.m. the next day.
"New air service continues to drive economic activity and create new jobs in Denver," said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. "Copa's new service to Panama City will further strengthen Denver as a global destination for commerce, trade and culture."
The city expects the addition to create more than 200 jobs and add more than $20 million to the Colorado economy.