Copa Air is Panama's flag carrier and is a member of the Star Alliance. Its main base of operations is Tocumen International Airport in Panama city, Panama, and currently offers more than 280 daily scheduled flights to 64 destinations.
Copa Airlines began operations in 1947, with domestic flights to three cities within the Republic of Panama, utilizing three Douglas C-aircraft. During the 60s, Copa began with international service with three weekly flights to San Jose, Costa Rica; Kingston, Jamaica; and Barranquilla and Medellin, Colombia, with an AVRO 748 and an ELECTRA 188. Since then the airline has gone from strength to strength and currently services destinations in 29 countries in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean with a fleet of 85 airplanes.