NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Travelex, the world’s leading foreign exchange specialist, announces a partnership with Copa Airlines. From June 10, 2019 ConnectMiles Members can earn miles when exchanging currency in all Travelex stores at Tocumen International Airport, Panama.
“Over the past years, we have built up our services in Panama around retail. We can now offer ConnectMiles Members a new way to earn miles, simply by exchanging currency with Travelex. We are very excited to launch this partnership with Copa Airlines to further demonstrate our support and commitment to our business and the community in Panama,” said Pamela Henning, VP Partnerships at Travelex.
The program will allow passengers at Tocumen Airport exchanging currency with Travelex, to earn miles in the Copa Airlines loyalty program “ConnectMiles”.
"Through our partnership with Travelex, we are providing another way for members to earn ConnectMiles. We’re always looking for innovative ways to enable our ConnectMiles Members to collect miles that they can use for a world of award travel possibilities on flights operated by Copa Airlines, Star Alliance member Airlines and other global airline partners. Travelex is a perfect partner as it enables our members to gain miles from activity that they’re already doing when traveling abroad,” said Timothy Manoles, VP Loyalty at Copa Airlines.
The companies will monitor the program in Panama with an eye on expanding the program in other airport locations.
Headquartered in London, Travelex (travelex.com) has a rich heritage in foreign currency, pioneering the travellers’ cheques of the past and the digital payments of the future. With a presence in more than 27 countries, and over 1,200 stores at both on-airport and off-airport locations around the world, Travelex has distilled its expertise and experience into a platform that reinvents physical and digital cross-border money movement globally to ensure its clients remain one step ahead of the competition. The platform provides financial institutions with a trusted, efficient, and accurate international money payments service, plus secure and reliable banknote delivery of both major and exotic currencies.
A category-leading, independent foreign exchange specialist, the business covers the entire value chain of the retail foreign exchange industry. Travelex Group is also active in the remittances and payments space enabling physical and digital cross-border money movement for consumers and financial institutions.
Travelex is part of the Finablr network of companies. These category-leading financial services brands meet the needs of consumers through deep regulatory know-how, relentless focus on technological innovation and a global network of retail stores, business partners and digital channels.
About Copa Holdings, S.A.
Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, is a leading passenger and cargo airline in Latin America. It currently serves 81 destinations in 33 countries across North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. Operating continuously for more than 70 years, it has established the Hub of the Americas in Panama City as the continent’s leading hub. It has one of the industry’s newest and most modern fleets, with 105 aircraft— 82 Boeing Next-Generation 737s and 17 Embraer-190s, 6 Boeing 737 MAX9 —and on-time performance of around 90%, among the best in the industry. Thanks to its on-time performance, The London-based Official Airline Guide named Copa Airlines as “The World’s Most On-Time Airline,”, and was recognized by FlightStats as “Latin America’s Most On-Time Airline” for the sixth year in a row, both based on its on-time performance in 2018. In the same year, the company was recognized with the “Leading Airline in Mexico and Central America” at the World Travel Awards. In 2016, Copa was also honored with three Skytrax awards: “Best Airline in Central America and the Caribbean,” “Best Airline Staff in Central America and the Caribbean” and “Best Regional Airline in Central America.” As a member of the Star Alliance, Copa Airlines offers travelers the ability to reach 1,330 airports in 190 countries, with more than 18,450 daily flights. Copa also has code-share agreements with United Airlines, Aeromexico, Avianca, GOL, Azul, Cubana, TAME, KLM, Air France, Lufthansa, Iberia, Turkish, Asiana, Eva Airways and Emirates. To plan your travel and manage your reservations, securely buy tickets in seven currencies, use Web Check-in, print boarding passes and find information about travel policies and immigration requirements, visit www.copa.com. Plus, visit www.ConnectMiles.com to learn about Copa Airlines’ improved and expanded loyalty program, designed especially for our travelers.