Touchdown COPA Airlines: Panama City-Belize Direct Route Resumes Today

by Carolee Chanona

“Touchdown on the tarmac!” The Belize Hotel Association shares the good news: COPA Airlines officially returns to Belize today, June 2, 2021. COPA Airlines began offering non-stop service to Belize from Panama City in December 2015. Copa Airlines offers twice-weekly service to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Belize City, through the Hub of the Americas in Panama City (PTY).

Copa provides access to Belize with multiple partners through Star Alliance. The return of COPA Airlines will not only supply significant potential markets for Belize but also offer competitive linkages to the Caribbean, Central American, South American, and even European markets thanks to the layover in Panama City.

Traveling to Belize with COPA?


Before traveling to Belize, whether direct from Panama with COPA or otherwise, be sure to check all the new entry requirements for Belize. For example, travelers who are fully vaccinated still need to take a diagnostic COVID-19 test to enter Belize. Additionally, be sure to stay updated with returning airlines to Belize. If you are looking for a list of Gold Standard Certified hotels in Belize, CLICK HERE

June falls within the traditional slow season for tourism in a typical year, which means you’ll find discounted tours, accommodations, and more. Happy traveling! Not to mention, the flight from Panama City with COPA Airlines is just two and a half hours away. Until then, Belize awaits.

Header image courtesy Belize Tourism Board

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