Low cost carriers first Panama landing

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WINGO, Panama’s  latest addition to the  low cost airline  business landed it’s first flight  arPanama Pacifico Airport  at the former US Howard  military base on Thursday December 1.

Wingo,  is owned by Copa Holdings, owner of Copa Airlines

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The company, which has its headquarters In Colombia, began its flights  on Thursday, , although ticket sales began three weeks ago.

The airline recorded sales in excess of $3 million in the first 10 days of opening their bookings website.

The airline will operate five domestic routes in Colombia and 12 international flights, among which are Panama, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Ecuador.

Wingo will have a fleet of four aircraft and its parent company invested little more than $6 million dollars to start the operation.

Wingo is Copa Holdings' response to other Low cost airlines such as AirPanama and VivaColombia that also offer flights to and from and Panama at lower prices than regular  commercial airlines.

A Wingo spokesperson said that on average they receive from Panama some 31 609 weekly visits to the website.