March 26, 2023

  • Copa Airlines Boeing 737-800 (2)

    Copa Airways
    IATA/ICAO Code:
    Airline Sort:
    Full Service Service
    Tocumen Worldwide Airport
    12 months Based:
    Star Alliance
    Pedro Heilbron

On Wednesday, Copa Airways revealed a retrofitted Boeing 737-800NG, sporting the livery the airline had again within the Nineteen Nineties. The Panamanian provider launched this aircraft as a part of its Seventy fifth-anniversary celebrations.

What a pleasant aircraft

Copa Airways is celebrating its Seventy fifth anniversary in type. The airline has retrofitted a Boeing 737-800NG and painted it with a livery that takes us again to the Nineteen Nineties when Copa Airways was creating the profitable ‘Hub of the Americas’ at Tocumen Worldwide Airport (PTY). Copa moved to Tocumen in 1992.


The retrofitted Boeing 737-800 has a registration HP-1841CMP. It’s eight years outdated and was first delivered to Copa Airways in September 2014. It has a capability to hold 154 passengers in a two-class configuration (138 in economic system and 16 in enterprise). Copa Airways leases this aircraft from Yamasa Sangyo and it has totaled as much as 31,442 flight hours in its historical past.

Darren Hulst, vp of Industrial Advertising at Boeing, wrote,

“Congratulations to Copa Airways for 75 years in aviation! It’s onerous to consider a extra profitable and environment friendly airline than the one which has run the Hub of the Americas in Panama over the past 30 years with an unimaginable connecting attain from Buenos Aires to San Francisco.”

Industrial flights

Following the introduction of the retrofitted 737-800NG, Copa Airways wasted no time placing the plane again in business service. In keeping with, this aircraft was scheduled to function a spherical flight between Panama Metropolis and New York JFK Airport between August 31 and September 1.

Copa Airways’ historical past

Copa Airways was based in 1947 because the flag provider of Panama. It started operations with flights to 3 Panamanian cities on Douglas DC-3/C47 planes. 20 years later, the airline launched its first worldwide service to San José, Costa Rica.

It was between 1980 and 1998 that Copa Airways principally employed the livery we at present see on HP-1841CMP. Throughout these practically 20 years, the airline withdrew from the home market and centered on its worldwide attain. In 1980, Copa added its first Boeing 737-100, the start of a historical past that continues to today. At present, Copa is without doubt one of the three 100% Boeing solely operators in Latin America (the others are GOL in Brazil and Arajet within the Dominican Republic).

Throughout the Eighties, the airline expanded its community of locations to incorporate flights to Port-au-Prince in Haití, Santo Domingo within the Dominican Republic, San Juan in Puerto Rico, and Miami in america.

In 1992, it moved to Tocumen and started using this airport as its hub to attach flights all through Latin America, thus creating the Hub of the Americas. Flights have been added to locations equivalent to Caracas, Mexico Metropolis, Santiago de Chile, Cali, Bogota, Quito, Guayaquil, Lima, Buenos Aires, and Havana. In 1998, Copa Airways signed a strategic alliance with Continental Airways. One yr later, the Panamanian flag provider launched its new model as Copa Airways, utilizing the livery we all know right now (which can also be similar to Continental’s livery).

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