Copa Airlines is the first major international airline that supports the medical travel industry in the Dominican Republic.
The Panama-based company is a sponsor of the 4th International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress in Santo Domingo, this upcoming September at the Jaragua Hotel.
“Copa provides great value to the health and wellness tourism industry in the country. We are in an ideal location, and our eight international airports give us a lot of competitive advantage. We need to work hand to hand with airlines because they are in contact with the medical traveler in the pre and postoperative stage,” said Dr. Alejandro Cambiaso on a statement sent to DoHealthWell®.
The airline is among 30 other companies that have joined the main medical travel event in the Caribbean. However, it is the first one of the major international airlines that provides support to the sector, increasing its value and expansion.
We cover basic information about Copa Airlines, flights from the U.S., features, and secure purchases.
Copa Airlines can get you to the Dominican Republic from any city in the Americas.
As one of the main airlines flying from and to the country, Copa operates in three different airports: Santo Domingo (SDQ), Santiago de los Caballeros (STI) and Punta Cana (PUJ).
Please make sure the airport you choose to land is the nearest to the medical facility of your choice. Here is an example hospital location by airport:
- Plaza de la Salud General Hospital
- Cosmetic Dental Center
- Espaillat Cabral Institute
- Metropolitan Hospital of Santiago (HOMS)
- Punta Cana Medical Center (Grupo Rescue)
- Central Romana Medical Center
- Punta Cana Doctors
Cities in the United States from where Copa Airlines fly to the Dominican Republic, all via Panama:
- Las Vegas – Chicago – Tampa – Orlando – Mami – Washington Dulles – Boston
Los Angeles – New Orleans – Denver – New York – Fort-Lauderdale
This year Copa Airlines have expanded its network to 78 destinations in 32 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
Copa Airlines features
Copa Airlines flights are scheduled to minimize connection times, which on average take 90 minutes. Other features are:
- Baggage is checked straight through to the passenger’s final destination.
- More direct flights to the major cities in the Americas.
- Copa Airlines provides service to a wide variety of destinations in North, Central, and
South America and the Caribbean.
- One of the youngest fleets in the region with an average of 7.73 years.
- Full service onboard including meals, drinks, movies, and music.
- On-time performance above 90%, among the best in the world.
FlightStats has recognized Copa Airlines as the most on-time airline in Latin America for the fifth consecutive year.
In the same way, the British Official Airline Guide (OAG) has recognized it as the fourth most on-time airline in the world.
Copa Airlines (NYSE: CPA), is a subsidiary of Copa Holdings S.A. and member of the global Star Alliance airline network.
This year, the airline added six aircraft, five of which are the new Boeing 737 MAX 9
It also added Fortaleza and Salvador, in Brazil, and Barbados to its extensive network of destinations, strengthening the entire continent’s connectivity.
In 2017, Copa Airlines transported more than 13.5 million passengers, which is an increase of 7.1% compared to 12.6 million in 2016.
“With a larger, more modern and more efficient fleet, in 2018 we will consolidate and strengthen the growth we achieved in 2017. Through our Hub of the Americas at the Tocumen International Airport, will connect 78 destinations in 32 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean,” said Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron last January.
In 2018, the airline plans to increase this number to 14.4 million passengers.
Copa Airlines implemented the highest security standards available at copaair.com
All transactions online are protected using SSL technology, which encrypts all confidential information transmitted during online purchases.
No credit card information is kept on file once the purchase has been completed. For this reason, every time you complete a transaction, you will have to re-enter your credit card security information.
Copa Airlines was founded in 1947 as the National Airline of Panama. It began operations with flights to three cities in Panama on Douglas DC-3/C47 planes.