The low cost airline Wingo announces a new flight to Lima from Panama



The low-cost airline Wingo announced on Thursday a new route between Panama and Lima from April 28 from Panama-Pacific International Airport, close to the interoceanic canal.

This new route is part of Wingo’s expansion plans that also promote Panama as a tourist destination, Panamanian Carolina Cortizo, general director of the low-cost company that belongs to the Copa Airlines group, told Efe.

He explained that the new Panama-Lima route begins on April 28 and will operate Tuesday and Saturday, leaving the Panamanian capital at 1 p.m. to Lima, to return at 9 p.m.

This new flight will be operated by a 737-800 NG aircraft, which has a capacity for 186 passengers and is part of the fleet of four Wingo aircraft.

The general director of Wingo said that this new destination is part of the airline’s purpose of being “an engine for tourism in Panama” and to attract people to get to know the country.

He stressed that Wingo currently has an advertising campaign that is already in Lima, with the “know Panama” approach and that works hand in hand with the Tourism Promotion Fund (Promtur) of the Central American country.

The idea is “to focus on that, to attract tourism to Panama and position Panama as a destination with many benefits and many things to offer, culture and history,” said the general director of Wingo.

The launch fees range from $ 113 round trip and includes the Wingo differential baggage policy that includes a 10-kilogram carry-on bag and a free 6-kilogram personal item.

“This new Wingo route is good news for Panama because it will allow us to receive more Peruvians who are going to invest and continue to boost the dynamism of our economy,” said Liriola Pitti, CEO of Promtur Panama, according to a release.

Wingo, which started operations in 2016 and is based in Bogotá, operates flights to 14 destinations in 8 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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