Well, Motta international used to be the owner of the capital stock of CM
. Now Continental have the 49%.Well, its true the most important decisions are taken by CO
Most f/a, pilots, the Chairman of the Board are Panamanian (but not all).
Yes, most of the pilots are Panamanian there are few from Costa Rica I think, I'm not sure but I think you need to be a Panamanian in one way. (Por suelo, sangre o domicilo). If you are born in Panama City you are Panamanian, if your parents are Panamanian you are a Panamanian too. And if you married with a Panamanian you can be also Panamanian in few years. Those are the three ways. If you are born in China and have no vinculation with the Panamanian Nationality I think you can't work for Copa as a pilot.
The F/a are Panamanian I can say most of them if not all. The CEO Pedro Heilbron is Panamanian. Also the vice president Juan Garcia. And most of the highest ranking officers are Panamanian. I think they are doing a great work as the people that work in the Panama Canal that was owned by the US government
The Original name of COPA is Compania Panamena de Aviacion but since the alliance with CO
its now called Copa Airlines just to have a more international and modern name.