Tropic Air and Copa today, June 15, 2018, announced the commencement of an interline agreement that allows customers to purchase connecting flights on one ticket and receive boarding passes for all segments at their first check-in. Tropic serves 15 destinations from Belize’s Goldson International Airport which Copa serves nonstop from its home at Panama’s Hub of the Americas.
In short, the airlines are allowing for easier travel and a larger network of destinations for customers of both airlines. Copa Airline customers can connect to any destination in Belize from any of their destinations and Tropic Air customers can book flights to destinations serviced by Copa Airlines under just one ticket. The partnership will also be instrumental in growing tourism and business in Belize.
Christophe Didier, VP of Global Sales for Copa Airlines
“We are thrilled to enhance our partnership with Belize and provide great connectivity to our customers from 75 cities in the Americas offering the best regional on-time performance and service standards,” said Christophe Didier, VP of Global Sales for Copa Airlines.
Steve Schulte, Chief Executive Officer of Tropic Air commented, “We are thrilled to start our interline relationship with Copa. We look forward to welcoming more Latin Americans to Belize, and to providing both of our customers with access to our growing list of destinations across the region.”
“At Tropic, we strive to put the customer first in everything that we do,” said John Greif III, Tropic Air’s President. “This partnership will enable us to connect our customers to Copa’s extensive network of destinations, offering greater choice and convenience. It also enables our tourism partners to have seamless travel options, and demonstrates our determination to expand and strengthen our connecting route network."
Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia, subsidiaries of Copa Holdings, are leading Latin American providers of passenger and cargo services. The airlines offer service to 79 destinations in 32 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Area Representative and Minister of Tourism, Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. indicated that last year South American travelers experienced the second largest market growth in Belize, growing 33.3% from the previous year. The European Market also saw considerable expansion with a 17.6% growth compared to previous years.
"Two thousand and eighteen seems to be promising with Belize showing encouraging success in its campaign southwards and into the Caribbean and Europe," commented Hon. Manuel Heredia. "So far, in 2018, the PGIA has seen an overall 18.8% growth in arrivals. We are certain that partnerships like today go a far way in setting a long term success path for toursm and business in Belize. We commend goth Tropic and Copa for finding areas in common and strategic interests and we engourage them, as well as all our partners in tourism, to embrace similar collaborations in the interest of enhancing and adding value to travel and trade in Belize."
The agreement commences immediately, and tickets are available for sale. Connecting flights can be bought through professional travel agents.
John Greif III, Tropic Air’s President
Steve Schulte, Chief Executive Officer of Tropic Air