Copa comments on Emirates Dubai-Panama plans: 'We are still hoping for that flight'

12 April, 2019

Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron commented on reports of an Emirates Dubai-Panama City service, stating: "We are still hoping for that flight to happen to Panama" (Gulf News, 11-Apr-2019). Mr Heilbron commented on the synergies Emirates and Copa can take advantage off, adding: "More flights to more cities and more daily frequencies throughout Latin America are served out of Panama than any other hub… It makes a perfect combination with a Dubai hub where we could be connecting all over the Middle East, India and other important cities with Central America, the Andean and Caribbean with the help of Copa Airlines in Panama". Copa and Emirates are codeshare partners.