from five to seven flights per week
WILLEMSTAD – January 24, 2023 – The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) announces that beginning in the first week of April, COPA Airlines will add one extra flight to its schedule, thereby reaching a total of six direct weekly flights leaving from Panama to Curaçao. Soon afterward, starting the first week of May, the airline will be operating daily flights to our country. The additional flights are the result of growing demand from the Latin American market, especially from Brazil, Colombia, and the southern countries of Latin America, such as Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. This is also due to the good collaboration between COPA Airlines and local stakeholders such as Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP), Curaçao Airport Holding (CAH), and Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association (CHATA).
With this increase in the number of flights, roundtrip routes will be available 6 times per week as of April 5th and starting on May 4th, Thursdays will also be added to the schedule, for a total of 7 flights per week. This means that as of May, Curaçao will have a 30% increase in seat capacity per week coming from Panama. Panama is an important hub in order to connect with Latin America, which also leads to more connections with the United States. According to the Minister of Economic Development, Mr. Ruisandro Cijntje, “this is another great accomplishment for the tourism industry. The increase in the number of flights of COPA Airlines gives Curaçao the opportunity to continue to expand the Latin American market. At the same time, this growth contributes to the diversification of our target markets”.
CTB looks forward to receiving more visitors from the Latin American market and sharing the beauty of our island with them.