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Copa. Part Of Continental?  
User currently offlineFalconBird From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1262 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

Pardon me if this has been discussed before, but is Copa part of Continental and their Central America operation?

Found this image of a Copa E aircraft recently in Nashville.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/perspectivephotography/2342191428/


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26021 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

CO purchased 49% of Copa in 1998 when they established an extensive alliance. CO's ownership share has since been reduced to about 10% currently.

User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3440 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 1):
CO purchased 49% of Copa in 1998 when they established an extensive alliance. CO's ownership share has since been reduced to about 10% currently.

 checkmark  As a result Copa (and subsequently Aerorepublica) adopted CO-like branding.

As for why the airplane was in BNA, it could be because Embraer has a facility there.



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User currently onlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4619 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3399 times:



Quoting FalconBird (Thread starter):
but is Copa part of Continental and their Central America operation?

CM also flies to several airports in North America, South America and the Caribbean.
Most of their routes originated at PTY are code-sharing with CO.




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Quoting Bok269 (Reply 2):
As a result Copa (and subsequently Aerorepublica) adopted CO-like branding.

As a matter of fact, both Copa Airlines and AeroRepublica utilize the One Pass frequent flyer program as well.

Regards.



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User currently offlineFalconBird From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3325 times:

Thanks for the info. I was wondering why their logo's were very similar to CO.


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User currently offlineToxtethogrady From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1460 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

There is also an unwritten noncompete agreement between Continental and COPA that has kept COPA's jets out of Houston and Newark. If those last few shares get sold, that agreement might go poof...

User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

Embraer has a maintenance facility at BNA.

[Edited 2008-03-23 18:36:53]

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26021 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3088 times:



Quoting Toxtethogrady (Reply 5):
There is also an unwritten noncompete agreement between Continental and COPA that has kept COPA's jets out of Houston and Newark. If those last few shares get sold, that agreement might go poof...

CO and Copa have also had antitrust immunity from the U.S. government since 2001 so they can discuss and coordinate fares and other issues that would otherwise be illegal.


User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2958 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 6):
Embraer has a maintenance facility at BNA.

Correct.



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User currently offlineCO777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

One interesting route that is always a CM codeshare on CO is IAH-SNA.

User currently offlineTcv From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2878 times:

Nearly all the CO flights I take from/to IAH/BOS are "codeshare" with Copa. Actually, I don't recall if it's both ways, but it's at least one.

User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

If anyone cares to elaborate further on this, please be my guest. But I have heard that Copa is a really nice airline to fly. Anyone have better info on that?


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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2641 times:



Quoting Tcv (Reply 10):
Nearly all the CO flights I take from/to IAH/BOS are "codeshare" with Copa. Actually, I don't recall if it's both ways, but it's at least one.



Quoting CO777ER (Reply 9):
One interesting route that is always a CM codeshare on CO is IAH-SNA.

Pretty much all CO flights have the codes of their partners on them. For example, my recent EWR-PHX flight had NW, AF, AZ, etc. codes.



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User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5305 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

On a sidenote, will COPA start codesharing with KLM now KLM starts the AMS-PTY nonstop service?

KL911


User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 2528 times:



Quoting Toxtethogrady (Reply 5):
There is also an unwritten noncompete agreement between Continental and COPA that has kept COPA's jets out of Houston and Newark. If those last few shares get sold, that agreement might go poof...

And that's the reason CM flies to JFK and not to EWR in N.Y.C.
The joke is that if CM would want to serve Houston, as long as CO owns a part of it, CM must fly to HOU and not IAH. Regardless if CM was to fly to HOU, I believe that eventually there'll be one (rather small) F.I.S. inside HOU terminal.



I don't work for COPA Airlines!
User currently onlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4619 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2334 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 13):
On a sidenote, will COPA start codesharing with KLM now KLM starts the AMS-PTY nonstop service?

Yes. Moreover, the forthcoming KL PTY-AMS 3x weekly will be loaded with flights coming from Central America, based on code-shared service given by CM on behalf of KL and effective from March 30th.
That being said, SkyTeam group is likely developing a new gateway to Europe through PTY and rumor is that UX may operate in the future flights to MAD, being supported with cooperation supplied by CM as well.

Regards.



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User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2206 times:



Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 15):
rumor is that UX may operate in the future flights to MAD, being supported with cooperation supplied by CM as well.

That's not the only rumur going around PTY, from the Panama Tourist Bureau (IPAT), rumur is that if KL peform better than expected their re-newed AMS-PTY, AF would fly CDG-PTY those days KL doesn't fly AMS-PTY. My impression is that IPAT wants more Europeans and even if very aware the need of an Asia-PTY flight (most likely, SkyTeam KE), getting that one isn't a top priority for them right now.



I don't work for COPA Airlines!
User currently offlineBentley55 From Panama, joined Mar 2008, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2016 times:

When might we hear about Copa operated flights to Europe?

User currently onlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4619 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1925 times:



Quoting Bentley55 (Reply 17):
When might we hear about Copa operated flights to Europe?

CM has not ordered long-haul equipment at this time.
However, the choice of code-share cooperation with KL AMS-PTY might be the first step.
By the way, welcome to airliners.net !




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Quoting KL911 (Reply 13):
will COPA start codesharing with KLM now KLM starts the AMS-PTY nonstop service?

KL AMS-PTY will support code-share service with AF as well.

Regards.



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