COPA Airlines to commence twice-weekly Guyana to Panama service in July
COPA Airlines will operate twice-weekly flights from Guyana to Panama starting July 11. Airline executives said that Guyana was an ideal destination, and has become the 30th country it has operations in.
It was the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkette, who started the approach to COPA Airlines when, sitting on one of their flights, she learnt of their intention to expand their market. She said the availability of airlift to Guyana was important, noting that COPA Airlines will help to bridge the gap between the English speaking Caribbean and Latin America, and to tap in to the opportunities for business and investment.
The Private Sector Commission has welcome COPA Airlines to Guyana, and its chairman, Ronald Webster, who has used the Airline in his travels, gave a good review..
As part of negotiations with COPA airlines to fly to Guyana, the country has entered into reciprocal visa waiver agreements with Panama, Peru and Costa Rica, for a period of 90 days. The government has said there were no fiscal incentives for the airline to come here. The Airlines and the Ministry of Tourism will engage in a joint marketing strategy.