Copa Airlines Officially Launches Panama-New Orleans Flights

June 29, 2015 | 3:49 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a Copa plane By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Copa Airlines has officially launched nonstop service between Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. With the new service, New Orleans becomes the airline’s 11th US destination and 71st overall destination. Copa will operate the flights four more...

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Copa to Launch New Orleans-Panama Flights

February 5, 2015 | 8:50 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a Copa plane By the Caribbean Journal staff There will soon be a new source market for one of the Caribbean Basin's largest hubs, Panama. Copa Airlines announced Thursday that it would be launching nonstop service four times a week between New Orleans, Louisiana and Panama City. The flights will operate on June 24, 2015. “Copa Airlines is pleased more...

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Hilton Worldwide Expands in Panama

December 18, 2014 | 1:13 am | 0 Comment


Above: the new Hampton by Hilton Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Basin's hotel boom is surging. Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of its latest hotel in the region this week, the new Hampton by Hilton Panama in Panama City. The 108-room new-construction hotel is the sub-brand's first in the country. "This opening marks the fifth more...

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First Hyatt Hotel Opens in Panama

November 6, 2014 | 5:49 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the new Hyatt Place hotel in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff The first Hyatt Place hotel has opened in Panama. The Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown is the first Hyatt-branded hotel to enter the Panamanian market, and the latest Hyatt Place to debut in the wider region. "We are delighted with the opening of Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown because more...

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Panama President Visits Europe

September 5, 2014 | 6:02 am | 0 Comment


Above: Panama President Juan Carlos Varela in Rome (Photo: OP Panama) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Juan Carlos Varela is on an official visit to Europe this week, with Italy the first stop. On Thursday, Varela headed to the Vatican for an audience with officials of the Holy See, with an official meeting with Pope Francis scheduled for Friday more...

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John Kerry, Panama Vice President Meet

September 3, 2014 | 5:51 am | 0 Comment


Above: Panama Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Secretary of State John Kerry met Tuesday in Washington with Panama's Vice President, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado. The talks were a continuation of discussions between the US and Panama held at the recent inauguration of Panama's new President, Juan more...

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Hilton Debuts in Panama

August 25, 2014 | 5:58 am | 0 Comment


Above: the new Hilton Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton has opened the brand's first-ever property in Panama. The new Hilton Panama has officially debuted in Panama City, part of a 70-story mixed-use complex. The 347-room hotel, which was designed by BA-HAUS/KNF architects, includes a spa, meeting space and six food and bar options. It is located more...

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Remembering the West Indians Who Built the Panama Canal

August 15, 2014 | 12:15 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the new plaque memorializing West Indian workers at the canal By the Caribbean Journal staff The Panama Canal turns 100 on Saturday, and Panama is being joined by countries around the world in celebrating its centennial. But the dream of the canal would not have been realized if not for the efforts of tens of thousands of West Indians who made the journey more...

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New Board For Panama Airport

August 1, 2014 | 6:39 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Tocumen International Airport in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama City's Tocumen International Airport has a new board of directors. Panama President Juan Carlos Varela signed a decree this week designating the new directors and officers of the airport's board, led by Economy Minister Dulcidio de la Guardia, who will service as more...

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Air Canada Launching Nonstop Service to Panama City

July 23, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: an Air Canada flight By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada is launching service to Panama City, Panama, the carrier announced. The new thrice-weekly service will launch Dec. 17, 2014. Air Canada will become the only Canadian carrier operating between Canada and Panama. "Air Canada is very pleased to become the only Canadian network carrier offering more...

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