It's lift off for Tampa to Panama flights - FOX 13 News

It's lift off for Tampa to Panama flights

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

For the first time ever, you can now fly from Tampa to Panama.

The first official flight landed last night at Tampa International Airport. Copa Airlines is now offering the non-stop flights to Panama, and officials say this really opens up a whole new world of opportunities for travelers.

Many were on hand to watch the historic arrival last night. The airline says it will fly between Tampa and Panama four times a week.

If you haven't heard of Copa Airlines, it's based in Panama and flies to 8 other U.S. cities, as well as international destinations.

Officials with Copa are stressing that this not only allows travelers new leisure opportunities, but business opportunities.

The first departure is scheduled to leave this morning.  

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