VSPC Partners with Tampa for New Panama Service

In a joint press conference this morning, officials from Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, Tampa International Airport and Visit Tampa Bay joined Copa Airlines executives to announce the
Panama-based airline's new nonstop service to Panama's Tocumen International (PTY) beginning Dec. 17, 2013.

With connections to all major cities in Brazil and Colombia---as well as
Latin American capitals including San Jose, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Lima and Quito, among others---the new service will effectively connect Tampa Bay to the entire Latin American market for the first time in the area's history.