Copa Airlines Announces 5 New Destinations for 2006

Airline will fly to Port of Spain, Trinidad y Tobago; Manaus, Brazil; Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic; Montevideo, Uruguay; and San Pedro Sula, Honduras

PANAMA CITY, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings S.A. (NYSE:CPA) , announced today it will begin flights to five new destinations in Latin America from its Hub of the Americas in Panama City, Panama starting in July. The new destinations are:

City Country Frequency Start Date
Port of Spain Trinidad & Tobago Daily July 7
Manaus Brazil Daily July 15
Santiago de los Caballeros Dominican Republic Daily July 15
Montevideo Uruguay 5 times per week* Aug. 15
San Pedro Sula Honduras Daily Nov. 13

* Daily staring December 2006

“These new routes are part of Copa Airlines’ regional expansion and consolidation plan, which provides our customers a greater number of travel options and convenient connections through our Hub of the Americas in Panama,” said Jorge Garcia, Commercial Vice President, Copa Airlines. “Our new flights contribute to the growth of commerce and tourism in these important cities.”

As part of its expansion plan, Copa Airlines this year will receive two new Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft and four new Embraer 190AR aircraft. Copa will operate the Montevideo route with Boeing 737 NG aircraft, and will utilize the Embraer 190AR aircraft on the flights to Manaos, Santiago and Port of Spain. The Brazilian-made Embraer aircraft seats 94 passengers, with 10 in Clase Ejecutiva (Business Class) and 84 in tourist class. These modern aircraft are equipped with high-tech features such as “winglets,” efficient and powerful GE CF34-10E engines, and Honeywell Corporation aviation equipment.

Copa Airlines is a leading Latin American provider of international airline passenger service. Operating from its strategic location at the Hub of the Americas in the Republic of Panama, Copa currently offers approximately 80 daily scheduled flights to 30 destinations in 20 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. In addition, Copa provides passengers with access to flights to more than 120 other international destinations through codeshare agreements with Continental Airlines and other airlines. Copa and Continental also share a strategic alliance partnership that includes joint participation in Continental’s award-winning frequent flyer program, OnePass(R). For more company information, visit .

This release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on current plans, estimates and expectations, and are not guarantees of future performance. They are based on management’s expectations that involve a number of business risks and uncertainties, any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement. The risks and uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statements in this presentation include those described under the caption “Risk Factors” and “Special Note About Forward- Looking Statements” in the Company’s registration statement on Form F-1 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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