Panama to Get New Flights From Major U.S. Cities

PATAGONIA, Chile -- During our coverage of TravelMart Latin America 2009, Travel Agent learned that Panama is roughly three weeks away from announcing new, Copa Airlines flights from New York, Los Angeles and Miami. The flights will fly to Bocas del Toro with a stop over in Panama. The passage to Bocas wil be handled by domestic carrier Air Panama. The interesting thing is that tourists will be able to buy a ticket straight to Bocas instead of flying to Panamá and then facing the hassel of trying to arrange the domestic part on their own, says Fernando E. de Leon de Alba, deputy general administrator for the Authority of Tourism of Panama. Although the announcement will come in less than a month, it is unknown when the flights will actually launch.