Central / South America, North America

Copa Airlines to fly from Toronto to Panama

Coppa Airlines makes get to Panama more convenient than ever

So? What’s the excitement? You can fly anywhere from Toronto. But how often does it occur that an airline, new to Toronto’s Pearson International, begins direct air service to a new destination? That’s what the excitement is all about … Copa Airlines will begin non-stop service to Panama June 17, and fly four times per week.

Tocumen International Airport in Panama City is often referred to as the Hub of the Americas, and that means that passengers wanting to vacation in Central and South America will have an easier time travelling to a multitude of destinations – and especially Panama.

Copa Airlines was founded in 1947 as the national airline of Panama. Today Copa Airlines provides service from Panama to some 56 destinations in Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and South America.

If you are already travelling to locales in Central and South America, now you have an alternative route other than travelling though the United States.

But back to why this is exciting …

As a result of this new service, you can anticipate that Panama will be actively promoted as a ‘new’ vacation destination for those living in Eastern Canada. And, “if you have been there done that” in the Caribbean, then you too can be justifiably excited.

Now that you can fly to Panama in the same time as many islands in the Caribbean, you have a wealth of new vacation options and opportunities available. Tourism in Panama is a well-developed industry, and in fact, becoming quite sophisticated. There’s much more to the country than the Panama Canal, although while you are here the Canal is a ‘must see’.

Panama is a relatively small country (in size) but offers visitors an extraordinary variety of things to see and do. Yes you can have a beach vacation, but you can also explore the abundant ecologic richness of the country, learn about Panama’s unique cultural character, and, since Panama is a country of varied physical surroundings, you can golf, river raft, climb a volcano or spend a day exploring a jungle. Panama has the largest rainforest in the Western Hemisphere outside the Amazon Basin and its’ jungle is home to an abundance of tropical plants, animals and birds – some to be found nowhere else in the world.

The cultural pedigree of Panama is, to this day, still meaningful, emotional and colourful. The cultural diversity is expressed in many ways, like the sparks of a gem. Music, dance, handicrafts, rituals and religious beliefs are part of the countries’ fabric and knitting. On special occasions and festivities the spirit of the population overflows and the atmosphere is filled with musical rhythm, dances and parties.

If you are looking for somewhere to go that is close, different and photogenic, consider Panama. Now that there is direct air service from Toronto, the country will not be Central America’s “best kept secret” much longer. You can find more information about Panama at visitpanama.com, the official Website of Panama Tourism.

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