On December 11 Copa Airlines increased its operations on the Panama – Tocumen (PTY) and Valencia (VLN) route to meet high season demand. The increase in this service will be available until February 8, 2023.
According to data obtained by Aviacionline through Cirium, the company will offer 2,204 weekly seats on this route in December, a 37.8% increase when compared to the previous month.
Copa Airlines is currently the leading international carrier at Arturo Michelena International Airport (VLN) in terms of seats per kilometers offered (ASK). Valencia is the Panamanian airline’s second largest market in Venezuela in terms of seat and flight capacity, behind only Caracas (CCS).
Service increases from 5 to 7 flights per week.
Panama/Tocumen – Valencia Flight CM 251 PTY 11:42 – VLN 14:49 daily flights.
Valencia – Panama/Tocumen Flight CM 250 VLN 16:03 – PTY 17:28 daily flights.
Flights will be operated in Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft with capacity between 154 and 160 passengers in two classes (16 Business Class/138-144 Economy) and promotional fares are available from USD 461 round trip.
According to data compiled through Tocumen Airport statistics, 70,406 passengers were mobilized in the period January – October 2022 between Panama City (PTY) and Valencia (VLN), the second Venezuelan route with the highest passenger traffic at the Panamanian airport.
Panama is the second most important international market in Venezuela in terms of ASK, Copa Airlines offers travelers convenient connections through its «Hub of the Americas» to more than 65 destinations.
Copa Airlines Schedule in Venezuela
(Obtained through Cirium, subject to change).
Caracas (CCS): three daily Boeing 737-800 flights.
Valencia (VLN): daily Boeing 737-800 flights.
Maracaibo (MAR): four times a week on Boeing 737-800.
Barcelona (BLA): three times weekly on Boeing 737-700.
Copa Airlines will offer 10,924 weekly seats between Panama – Tocumen (PTY) and Venezuela according to Cirium, representing a recovery of 87.8% of its capacity in this market compared to pre-pandemic levels. (https://www.aviacionline.com/2022/12/copa-airlines-increases-flights-to-valencia-venezuela/)