PANAMA’S leading international carrier, Copa Airlines, got worldwide recognition last week when it was recognized holding the second spot in punctuality ranking, surpassed only by Hawaiian Airlines.
According to the Official Airline Guide (OAG), which analyzed the registration of 54 million trips, the Panamanian company obtained a punctuality rating of 88.75 percent, while Hawaiian Airlines surpassed it with a rating of 89.87 percent.
The airline subsidiary of Copa Holdings, registered on the New York Stock Exchange since 2005, connects Panama to 70 destinations in 31 countries.
According to OAG calculations, after Hawaiian Airlines and Copa Airlines, the other three most punctual airlines during the past year were: KLM (87.89%); Qantas (87.56%) and Japan Airlines (86.74%).
Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines, said that the company always works to meet high levels of punctuality, one of its main characteristics within the airline industry.
Until last November, Copa Holdings, reported passenger movement of 16 million passengers, a yearon year increase of 8.4 percent.