Copa Airlines based in Panama City started its operation in the year 1947. It carries out its principal operation from its hub at Tocumen International Airport. It serves 45 destinations in 24 countries in North America, South America, Central America and The Caribbean.

Copa Airlines' IATA code is CM, its ICAO code is CMP and its Call sign is Copa.

Where Do They Fly?

The major destinations served by Copa Airlines are Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Miami, New York, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Jamaica, Brazil, Uruguay and The Dominican Republic.


Copa Airlines offers the facility of online check-in to its passengers. The passengers can utilize this facility 36 hours prior to the scheduled departure of the flight and this closes two hours prior to scheduled departure. For passengers traveling to the US, this facility starts 24 hours earlier and closes two hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight. The passengers can print the boarding pass and when they arrive at the airport, they can proceed to the web check-in counter for checking in their baggage.

The airline also offers the ability of checking in at the airport, and it recommends the arrival of passengers at the airport check-in counter two hours prior to the scheduled departure time. Executive class passengers should be present at the counter one hour prior to the scheduled departure time.


As for carry-on luggage, Copa Airlines allows two pieces of baggage for business class and a single piece for economy class passengers. The maximum weight of the bag should not exceed 22 lbs and the maximum linear dimension of the bag should be 46".

The business class passengers can check-in three pieces of luggage free of cost for all destinations except for the US, Mexico and San Juan. The total combined weight of the three pieces should not exceed 140 lbs. Similarly, the economy class passengers are allowed two pieces of baggage as check-in luggage and the combined weight of both the bags should not exceed 93 lbs. The maximum weight of each bag should not be more than 53 lbs. For the US, Mexico and San Juan, the business class and economy class passengers are allowed three and two pieces of checked-in baggage, respectively. The maximum weight of each bag should not exceed 50 lbs. Excess baggage fee would be charged based upon the rules and regulations set by the airlines. The baggage policy of the airlines varies with destination; hence it should be verified while reserving a ticket.


A child less than 24 months is considered an infant. The infant can travel on an adult's lap, and Copa Airlines allows only one infant per adult. A separate seat is not required to be reserved for an infant. If required, then the infant should travel in a proper child restraint device. The infant fare is 10% of the adult fare plus applicable fees and taxes.


Copa Airlines considers a child between the ages five to 14 traveling without an adult as an unaccompanied minor. It accepts unaccompanied minors between the ages of five to seven only on direct flights. Unaccompanied minors between the ages of eight to 14 are accepted on direct as well as connecting flights with or without a flight change. One can reserve the travel of an unaccompanied minor while making the reservations and by paying the fees associated with it. The required complete details of the minor and the person picking up the minor at the destination must be provided.


Pets such as cats, dogs, rabbits and small birds are accepted by the airline to travel on flights. They can be accepted as a carry-on luggage or checked-in luggage based upon the terms and conditions laid down by the airlines. The passengers must have a valid health certificate stating the good health condition of the pet. The airline charges an excess baggage fee for pet travel irrespective of whether they are accepted as carry-on or checked-in baggage.

Frequent Flyer Program

Copa Airlines, in partnership with Continental Airlines, offers the "One Pass Frequent Flyer" program for its flyers traveling for business or leisure trips. A passenger can become a member of this program, and the membership is free. The members can accumulate points whenever they fly through Copa Airlines, Continental Airlines or other partners. The points can later be redeemed for seat upgrades, discounted membership for its airport lounge and various other rewards.

In-Flight Service

The in-flight services of Copa Airlines include a choice from a wide variety of meals, which can be requested 24 hours prior to departure. The on board entertainment facility includes a selection from a wide range of music channels and video programs.

Airline Magazines

The in-flight magazine offered by the airlines is Panorama of the Americas.

Airline Alliances

Copa Airlines is a member of Sky Team Alliance and also has a code share alliance with AeroRepublica, Gulfstream International Airlines, GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes and Cubana Airlines.

Contact Information

For reservations the airline can be contacted at the number: 1-800-FLY-COPA.

For information and queries about the frequent flyer program offered by Copa

Airlines, the number is 713-952-1630.

The website of the airlines is COPA

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