Beginning July 10, Copa Airlines will offer the first daily nonstop service from Logan to Tocumen International Airport, with connections to 57 other destinations in Latin America.
“We will be the only direct, nonstop flight from Boston to Latin America,” Copa CEO Pedro Heilbron said yesterday. “We’re filling a void.”
Boston is currently the largest U.S. market without nonstop service to Latin America, Heilbron added.
Round-trip flights, including meals, will cost between $500 and $600.
Copa will operate a Boeing 737-700 Next-Generation aircraft with seating for 12 passengers in business class and 112 in the main cabin. Flight attendants will be bilingual.
“Panama is the only place where you can have breakfast in the Pacific, lunch in the Caribbean and visit the Panama Canal and a rainforest, all in one day,” said Ernesto Orillac, Panama’s vice minister of tourism.
Copa passengers can make connections to destinations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, without customs or immigration waits for in-transit passengers.