Copa Airlines opens service between Panama and Tulum


Copa Airlines has inaugurated a new route between Panama and Tulum, marking a historic moment for travellers and the tourism sector in both destinations. The first flight on this route landed at Tulum airport on 27 June 2024, celebrated with enthusiasm by the local authorities and Copa Airlines representatives.


A New Airlift Bridge

Copa Panama TulumThe new route between Panama City and Tulum not only strengthens connectivity between Central America and Mexico, but will also give the famous seaside resort easier access to Copa Airlines’ network of destinations via its hub, including Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and Paraguay.

With four weekly non-stop flights, Copa Airlines offers travellers a new option for exploring the natural beauty and cultural attractions of Tulum.

Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines, said: “This new route to Tulum demonstrates our commitment to offering more choice and convenience to our passengers. We are delighted to connect these two dynamic destinations and contribute to the region’s tourism development.”


Flight schedule :

Frequency: 4 flights a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday)
Flight CM488: Panama (7:45)* to Tulum (10:19)*
Flight CM499: Tulum (11:57) * to Panama (14:23) *

*local time


Celebration of the Inauguration

The inaugural flight was welcomed with a special ceremony at Tulum airport, where representatives of Copa Airlines and local authorities celebrated this landmark event. Speeches, gift exchanges and cultural performances marked this historic day.

Mexico’s Minister of Tourism, Marisol Vanegas Pérez, expressed her enthusiasm: “The arrival of Copa Airlines in Tulum opens up new prospects for the development of tourism in our region. This direct connection with Panama is a major asset for attracting international visitors.


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Commitment to Sustainable Development

Copa Airlines has also underlined its commitment to sustainable development by launching this new route. The company has put in place initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint and promote responsible travel practices. This approach is in line with global efforts to promote sustainable and environmentally-friendly tourism.



The opening of the route between Panama and Tulum by Copa Airlines represents a significant step forward for the tourism sector in these two destinations. By offering more choice and convenience to travellers, this new route strengthens regional connectivity and stimulates economic and tourism development.




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