Copa Airlines nearly quadruples in size from Panama City since 2006;
- six routes gained and two dropped in past year
One of the latest route launches by Copa Airlines from Panama City was to Rosario in Argentina on 1 July. Rosario is one of six new destinations that the Star Alliance member has linked Panama’s capital city to during the past 12 months, including Belize City, Chiclayo, Holguin, San Francisco and Villahermosa.
Main hub quadruples in size
Looking back at the past decade of the Star Alliance member’s operations from Panama City, one thing is quite evident, the scale of its expansion from the airport. Since 2006, Copa’s capacity from Panama City has increased by 292%, nearly quadrupling its operation. Within that time the airline has grown the total number of destinations its serves from Panama City from 33 to 74, a net increase of 41. The biggest year for growth was 2011, when the airline increased its seat offering by nearly 26%. This followed the only year in which the airline reduced its capacity from the airport, down 1.9% in 2010 (highlighted in light green) when compared to 2009.
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for July of each year.
Six routes added – two dropped
During the past year, Copa has added the following six destinations to its route map from Panama City: Belize City, Chiclayo, Holguin, Rosario, San Francisco and Villahermosa. Within the same 12-month period, the Star Alliance member has dropped routes from Panama’s capital to Iquitos and Sao Paulo Viracopos.
Orlando leaves top 12 – Guayaquil in
Looking at the airline’s top 12 routes from Panama City in S16 compared to S15, only one has been knocked from the list, with Orlando dropping from ninth to 14th, a result of a 27% decrease in seat capacity to the Floridian airport. Replacing Orlando in the top 12 is Guayaquil (up from 14th), a route which has witnessed a 20% growth in seat capacity.
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Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 12 July 2016 v 14 July 2015.
Around 160 arrivals and departures each day in S16
With a focus on connecting traffic, as well as local point-to-point traffic, the airline operates a number of distinct waves at its home airport. The following graph shows the number of arrivals and departures for Copa during each hour on the first Monday of August 2016. The airline has five main departure waves throughout the day which see at least 20 departures an hour. In relation to arrivals, there are four main waves, with the largest being between 21:00 and 21:59.
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for 1 August 2016.
Copa Airlines bridges North and South America via its Panama City base with 1,109 weekly flights to 74 destinations. This summer, the airline has increased its seat offering from Panama City by 4.1%, with overall capacity since 2006 being up 292%. Since 2006, the airline has increased its net total of destinations by 41.