Copa Airlines is Panama's flag carrier and has been connecting the Central American country with other destinations in the continent since 1947. In the beginning, Copa Airlines starting operations with flights to three cities in Panama on Douglas DC-3/C47 planes and only operated domestic flights. In the late 1960s, it started operating flights internationally to Costa Rica, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Colombia, and by the 1970s, the airline expanded its network to El Salvador and Guatemala. Flights to the United States began in the 1980s, and the following decade was a time of expansion for Copa, with multiple destinations being added throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Copa Airlines is a Star Alliance member and has a fleet of approximately 100 Boeing plane. Travelers on Copa Airlines enjoy nonstop flight deals to Panama City from 13 U.S.A gateways: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Orlando, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington Dulles. The airline was awarded for the sixth consecutive year as the “Most Punctual Airline in Latin America” in its 2018 On-Time Performance Service by FlightStats. Get your Copa Airlines discounted air ticket on Vayama.
The seating plan is split into Economy/Main Cabin and Business. Economy class passengers can request an upgrade to Business online by following the instructions here. Business class offers priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling as well as more legroom and access to VIP lounges.
Web check-in is available on the Copa website from 24 hours and 1 hour prior to the departure of your flight although not all passengers are eligible for online check in. Eligibility criteria are listed here. Mobile check-in requires using an app and receiving a mobile boarding pass or getting a printed boarding card from the Web Check-In Counter at the airport. Airport check in is recommended for passengers who require special assistance.
*following information from Copa Airlines
The immigration authorities from the countries in which Copa Airlines operates require that the passenger who is not a citizen or resident of the city of destination and is traveling as a tourist, have proof of onward travel (either by air ticket, ferry, bus, boat, etc) as proof of return to their coutnry of origin or continuity to another country as final destination.