Copa Airlines Announces It Now Offers the Convenience of Electronic Ticketing; Copa...

Copa Airlines Announces It Now Offers the Convenience of Electronic Ticketing; Copa Also Offers Interline Electronic Ticketing with Continental Airlines



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PANAMA CITY, Panama–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 14, 2003–Copa Airlines announced today it has begun offering electronic ticketing (eTickets) to facilitate travel to the 30 destinations the airline serves in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Copa also offers interline electronic ticketing for connecting flights with its alliance partner Continental Airlines. Passengers now can use a single electronic ticket when traveling on both Copa and Continental in one itinerary.

“We are pleased to offer eTicketing for added convenience to our passengers,” said Jorge Garcia, Commercial Vice President, Copa Airlines. “Our new electronic ticketing capabilities make air travel easier, reduce paperwork and eliminate problems related to lost tickets.”

Copa eTickets are available at Copa ticket offices, via telephone at Copa Reservations, and at Copa airport ticket counters in Latin America, Miami, Orlando, and Los Angeles. Customers who purchase an eTicket by telephone will receive a receipt and itinerary via e-mail or fax, whichever they prefer. Those who prefer to purchase eTickets at Copa ticket offices or airport ticket counters will receive a receipt at purchase time. When checking in, all passengers must show a valid passport to receive a boarding pass.

Copa Airlines has a strategic alliance with Continental Airlines, including participation in Continental’s award-winning frequent flyer program OnePass(R). Members of the program may earn miles on either Copa or Continental flights, as well as the opportunity to redeem miles for tickets, upgrades, and merchandise. OnePass frequent-flyer program members can use eTickets for reward travel on Copa or Continental. For reward travel reservations, contact Continental Airlines Reservations.

From the U.S., Copa Airlines operates nonstop service to Panama City twice daily from Miami, daily from Los Angeles, and four times weekly from Orlando.

Copa Airlines http://www.copaair.com flies to 30 destinations in 20 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean from its Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama, one of the most efficient and successful hubs in Latin America. Established in 1947, Copa has one of the youngest fleets and best on-time performance records in the industry, and is the first airline in the Americas to utilize Vertical Situation Display technology, an enhanced ground proximity warning system. In November 2002, PODER Magazine, Booz, Allen & Hamilton and Egon Zehnder International gave Copa the “Best Regionalization in Latin America” award, and in December of that same year, the Central American Tourism Federation gave Copa Airlines the “Turismo Sin Fronteras” (Tourism Without Boundaries) award. In April 2003 Copa received AirFinance Journal’s first “Developing Airline of the Year” Award. In 2003, the airline expects to transport 1.3 million passengers.

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CONTACT:

Copa Airlines

Patricia Roquebert, 507-225-7655 (Panama)

or

Lilliana Perez, 210-619-2020 (U.S.)

Copa Airlines Announces It Now Offers the Convenience of Electronic Ticketing; Copa Also Offers Interline Electronic Ticketing with Continental Airlines