TAP PORTUGAL AND COPA AIRLINES BEGIN CODE SHARE FLIGHTS
TAP Portugal and Copa Airlines, both members of Star Alliance, signed a code share agreement which will offer passengers more flight options with seamless connections through Copa’s Hub of the Americas, in Panama City, and with TAP’s important gateway to Europe through the company’s Lisbon Hub, in Portugal.
The strategic Hub of the Americas of Copa Airlines, in Panama City, will allow passengers coming from Europe fast and efficiently connections to 74 destinations in America and the Caribbean, including the most important cities of the region. Also with this code share agreement, the Latin American passengers will have more entry options to Europe traveling with TAP through Lisbon, Portugal.
Initially, TAP will place its code on Copa flights between Panama and Bogota, as well as to/from Panama and Bogota to Colombian cities such as Barranquilla, Medellin, Cali and Cartagena. Copa will place its code on TAP operated flights between Panama and Lisbon. Both Copa and TAP look forward to expand the range of the codeshare flights into the region.
With this agreement, which complements and expands the route network of both airlines, the connectivity between continents will improve and promote opportunities for tourism and commercial development.
Passengers of Copa and TAP will enjoy the multiple benefits offered by Star Alliance, the leading global airline network, including reciprocity between the frequent flyer programs of both airlines and global recognition of the Star Alliance Gold and Silver status through the large route network that includes 1,321 destinations in 193 countries.