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Copa Airlines named “Mexico and Central America’s Leading Airline” by the World Travel Awards

August 25, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., was recently chosen as “Mexico and Central America’s Leading Airline” by the World Travel Awards, one of the most important tourism award ceremonies in the world and known as the “Tourism Oscars”.

Copa Airlines received this prize on Saturday, August 9th in the World Travel Awards ceremony, celebrated at the Centro Cultural Itchimbía in Quito, Ecuador. On this occasion, Luis Miguel Reyes, General Manager of Copa Airlines in Ecuador, received the treasured prize directly from the hands of the organisers in the Awards Gala for Central and South America.

Regarding these prizes, Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines, noted that he felt “proud of being able to leave in high esteem the name of Panama, by receiving this important award that proves once more our unwavering commitment in providing a world class service to all of our customers and fortifying our leadership in the region”.

“This is the result of the effort of our co-workers, who continuously seek to offer all our passengers the best travel experience”, he added.

The winners of the World Travel Awards are chosen by members of the tourism industry and by the general public, the winner of the prize being the candidate that receives the most votes. Last year, the World Travel Awards received more than half a million votes, in a competition with over 9,000 participants, including airlines, airports, hotels, tourism companies and destinations.

Graham Cooke, president and founder of the World Travel Awards, expressed that “Copa Airlines is true industry leader, dominating the Central American aviation market with its unrivalled route network, modern aircrafts and enviable service.”

“Our voters have recognised these star attributes and it is an honour to present them with the trophy for Mexico and Central America’s Leading 2014. We look forward to seeing them again hope to see you again in the Grand Finale in Morocco later this year”, Cooke said.

Considered as the most prestigious prizes in the aviation industry, the World Travel Awards are a world reference of excellence in the tourism industry. The winners of this prize are chosen through the votes from the main tourism operators in the world, as well as by travel agencies and executives from the sector. These awards are organized by the world media group WTA, who took advantage of the occasion to celebrate their 21st Anniversary together with personalities that were present. More than 300 representatives of the tourism industry from all the American continent and organisers coming from the United Kingdom, participated in the ceremony. The winners of the World Travel Awards were disclosed by the world media group WTA, to an average of 1.7 million monthly readers and a television audience of around 90 million.

This is the second time that Copa Airlines receives the recognition as “Mexico and Central America’s Leading Airline”, granted by the World Travel Awards. For more information regarding this year’s winners, visit

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