World Travel Awards Names Copa Airlines 2011 Leading Airline for Mexico and Central America

Copa AirlinesCopa Airlines has been named “Mexico & Central America’s Leading Airline 2011” by World Travel Awards.

This is the second consecutive year the airline has won this important recognition.  Three other Central American and Mexican airlines also were nominated for the award.

“We are very pleased to receive the World Travel Award honor, which reflects Copa Airlines’ focus on customer service and operational excellence across our extensive route network throughout the Americas,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO, Copa Airlines.  “We congratulate our more than 6,000 co-workers throughout the Americas whose work made this award possible.”

The World Travel Awards began in 1993 to acknowledge and recognize excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry.  Votes are cast by 183,000 travel professionals, including travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organizations in over 160 countries across the globe, as well as the traveling public. Judging criteria include overall performance, product development, innovation, creativity and customer satisfaction.

The fastest growing airline in Latin America, Copa Airlines operates the leading and the most efficient hub in the region, the Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama.  In June 2011, Copa expanded its hub operations and currently operates six flight banks.  Copa Airlines offers flights to more international destinations within Latin America than any other airline from any other hub in the Latin American region.  The airline also flies nonstop to five U.S. destinations and Toronto, Canada.

SOURCE: Copa Airlines

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

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