Copa Airlines named “Mexico and Central America’s Leading Airline” by the World Travel Awards

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  • The Panamanian Airline was named “Mexico and Central America’s Leading Airline” on August 9th in the ceremony celebrated in the Centro Cultural Itchimbía in Quito, Ecuador.
  • The World Travel Awards, known as the “Tourism Oscars”, aims to recognise, award and celebrate excellence in all sectors of the tourism industry worldwide.

Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., {NYSE: CPA}, was recently chosen as “Mexico and Central America’s Leading Airline” by the World Travel Awards, one of the most important tourism award ceremonies in the world and known as the “Tourism Oscars”.

Copa Airlines received this prize on Saturday, August 9th in the World Travel Awards ceremony, celebrated at the Centro Cultural Itchimbía in Quito, Ecuador. On this occasion, Luis Miguel Reyes, General Manager of Copa Airlines in Ecuador, received the treasured prize directly from the hands of the organisers in the Awards Gala for Central and South America.

Regarding these prizes, Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines, noted that he felt “proud of being able to leave in high esteem the name of Panama, by receiving this important award that proves once more our unwavering commitment in providing a world class service to all of our customers and fortifying our leadership in the region”.

“This is the result of the effort of our co-workers, who continuously seek to offer all our passengers the best travel experience”, he added.

The winners of the World Travel Awards are chosen by members of the tourism industry and by the general public, the winner of the prize being the candidate that receives the most votes. Last year, the World Travel Awards received more than half a million votes, in a competition with over 9,000 participants, including airlines, airports, hotels, tourism companies and destinations.

Graham Cooke, president and founder of the World Travel Awards, expressed that “Copa Airlines is true industry leader, dominating the Central American aviation market with its unrivalled route network, modern aircrafts and enviable service.”

“Our voters have recognised these star attributes and it is an honour to present them with the trophy for Mexico and Central America’s Leading 2014. We look forward to seeing them again hope to see you again in the Grand Finale in Morocco later this year”, Cooke said.

Considered as the most prestigious prizes in the aviation industry, the World Travel Awards are a world reference of excellence in the tourism industry. The winners of this prize are chosen through the votes from the main tourism operators in the world, as well as by travel agencies and executives from the sector. These awards are organized by the world media group WTA, who took advantage of the occasion to celebrate their 21st Anniversary together with personalities that were present. More than 300 representatives of the tourism industry from all the American continent and organisers coming from the United Kingdom, participated in the ceremony. The winners of the World Travel Awards were disclosed by the world media group WTA, to an average of 1.7 million monthly readers and a television audience of around 90 million.

This is the second time that Copa Airlines receives the recognition as “Mexico and Central America’s Leading Airline”, granted by the World Travel Awards. For more information regarding this year’s winners, visit

About Copa Holdings, S.A.

Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia, subsidiaries of Copa Holdings, are leading airlines in Latin America for passengers and cargo. The airlines currently offer service to 69 destinations in 30 countries in North, Central, South America and The Caribbean. For over 65 years of uninterrupted operations, they have managed to make the Hub of The Americas, located in Panama, the leading hub in the entire continent. They count with one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the industry, composed of 95 aircrafts: 69 Boeing 737 Next Generation and 26 Embraer-190, and a punctuality index close to 90%, at the level of the best airlines in the world. Copa was awarded in 2013 two (2) prizes by Skytrax as “Best Airline of Central America and The Caribbean” and “Best Cabin and Airport Staff in Central America and The Caribbean”. Copa Airlines is also part of the largest global airline network, Star Alliance, offering its customers the possibility of reaching 1,316 destinations in 192 countries and enjoy more than 18,500 daily flights and 1,000 VIP rooms. Visit for more information.

Copa Airlines is represented in Australia by Discover the World.

Please contact Copa Airlines’ Air Reservations team if you have any questions or queries on 02 8644 1884 or 1300 659 021, or email


Source = Discover the World
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