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Copa Airlines Returns to San Francisco International Airport with Connections to Latin America

As of November 21, Copa Airlines will connect San Francisco to 25 destinations in 15 countries in the Americas beginning with up to three weekly flights, through the Hub of the Americas in Panama®

Copa Airlines announced today that after eight months of not operating regularly, due to travel restrictions imposed by governments in the region as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the airline will resume operations from San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport and the Hub of the Americas® in Panama. This flight will allow us to connect to the destinations that Copa is currently operating in the Americas.

As of November 21, the airline will initially operate up to three weekly flights connecting from San Francisco to Panama City and David, Republic of Panama; Oranjestad, Aruba; Santiago, Chile; Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Barranquilla, Bogota, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Medellin and Pereira, Colombia; Santo Domingo and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador; Havana, Cuba; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Lima, Peru; Salvador, San Salvador; San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, Honduras; San Jose, Costa Rica and Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

"The opportunity of connecting San Francisco again through our Hub of the Americas® gives us a lot of optimism. These flights will allow Copa Airlines to serve thousands of passengers who wish to return to their homes, reunite with their families, visit their favorite vacation destinations, attend to health issues, important meetings, family or professional matters," said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines. "We are committed to the economic and tourism development of the countries we operate, and we will continue to focus on gradually reestablishing the vital connectivity we offered before the pandemic."

“We are very excited for the return of Copa Airlines’ nonstop flights between San Francisco and Panama City,” said San Francisco International Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “Since their launch in 2015, and their expansion the following year, Copa has offered a highly-valued service between our two regions. We applaud Copa Airlines’ commitment to their customers and our airport, by being a leader in restoring air travel around the world.”

Flight CM382 will initially operate up to three weekly flights from San Francisco, departing at 7:50 p.m. and arriving in Panama at 6:18 a.m. +1 (local time). The return flight, CM383 will depart Panama at 10:11 a.m. arriving in San Francisco at 2:58 p.m. (local time). Copa Airlines will operate this flight on a Boeing 737-800 NG with the capacity to transport 154 passengers, 16 in business class and 138 in the main cabin.

For available tickets and purchase options, visit copa.com or contact a preferred travel agency. Passengers with valid Copa Airlines tickets will be able to modify their flight dates without penalty charges.

At Copa Airlines, our main priority is the safety and well-being of our passengers and employees. As a result, we have implemented and continue to reinforce all sanitary, hygiene and biosafety measures to offer passengers a safe environment at every stage of their trip. These measures have been successfully developed by a board of medical specialists in biosafety measures, following the recommendations of the national and international health authorities.

All of our aircraft are equipped with high-efficiency (HEPA) filters that remove up to 99.97% of airborne particles, including viruses and bacteria, similar to a hospital’s operating room. In addition, the cabin air recirculation system renews the airflow every two to three minutes and the air is supplied vertically, which prevents it from being shared among passengers. This, combined with the use of mandatory face masks at all times, results in a highly hygienic and safe environment.

All passengers must comply with the immigration and health requirements determined by the airline, and the Panamanian and the destination's authorities. To learn more about these measures and additional information, visit copa.com or the airlines' official social media platforms.

Flights are subject to restrictions, government approvals and changes. Entry to some countries will only be allowed for nationals and residents.