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Aero República S.A. d/b/a Wingo is a brand of a low-cost airline owned by Copa Holdings. Copa announced the creation of Wingo in October 19, 2016 as a replacement for most of its Copa Airlines Colombia business, which had been losing money for several years, and had lost $29.7 million in the first half of 2016. In November 2019, Wingo announced Carolina Cortizo as their appointed managing director.
|Founded||October 19, 2016|
|Commenced operations||December 1, 2016|
|Parent company||Copa Holdings|
|Key people||Carolina Cortizo (CEO)|
Copa said in 2016 that Wingo would be led by Catalina Bretón, a former JetBlue and Avianca executive, and that Eduardo Lombana, the CEO of Copa Colombia, would be in charge of the airline's administration, finance and operations. Copa said Wingo would use four Boeing 737-700s previously used by Copa, would fly under Copa Colombia's call sign and codes, and would mostly take over Copa Colombia's routes, adding flights from Bogotá and Medellín to Panama Pacifico airport. The new company would offer one class of seats and would charge for baggage, food and beverages, seat assignments, and priority boarding.
Wingo served the following destinations as of December 2020:
As of October 2021, Wingo used the following aircraft:
|Boeing 737-800||7||—||186||186||Ex-Copa Airlines|
Wingo previously operated the following aircraft:
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