On September 15, Copa Airlines announced a new flight route to the city of Santa Clara which will operate from December onwards, in order to boost tourism to Cayo Santa Maria.
An official statement from the airline added that the first flight to Santa Clara is scheduled for the December 9, providing a new destination for those traveling from Panama City.
Copa Airlines will be the first international airline to offer scheduled flights to the interior of Cuba.
Nelson Cabrera, the airline’s sales executive, explained that the company expects an increase in passengers, as Cayo Santa Maria has become a fashionable Cuban tourist destination.
Copa Airlines (founded in 1947) is based in Panama City and flies to 71 destinations, in 30 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The new route will offer two weekly flights (Tuesday and Saturday).
The statement also highlighted the airline’s vision regarding the new route to Santa Clara and Cayo Santa Maria, which it describes as a gateway to this Caribbean paradise through the Hub of the Americas in Panama. (PL)