Wingo (airline)

Wingo is a brand of a low-cost airline owned by Copa Holdings, S.A.. Copa announced the creation of Wingo in October 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.[1] On November 2019, Wingo announced Carolina Cortizo as their appointed managing director.

Wingo
Wingo Logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
P5 RPB AEROREPUBLICA
Founded2016
Commenced operations1 December 2016
HubsEl Dorado International Airport
Focus cities
Fleet size5
Destinations17
Parent companyCopa Holdings, S.A.
HeadquartersBogotá, Colombia
Key peopleCarolina Cortizo (CEO)
Websitewingo.com

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.[1] 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.[1] The new company would offer one class of seats and would charge for baggage, food and beverages, seat assignments, and priority boarding.[1]

Wingo commenced operations on 1 December 2016 with a flight from Bogotá to Cancún.[2]

DestinationsEdit

Wingo served the following destinations as of November 2019:[3]

Country City Airport Notes
Aruba Oranjestad Queen Beatrix International Airport
Colombia Barranquilla Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport Focus city
Bogotá El Dorado International Airport Hub
Cali Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport Focus city
Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport Focus city
Medellín José María Córdova International Airport
San Andrés Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport
Costa Rica San José Juan Santamaría International Airport [4]
Cuba Havana José Martí International Airport Flights to Panama added November 2019
Curacao Curacao Curacao International Airport
Dominican Republic Punta Cana Punta Cana International Airport
Santo Domingo Las Américas International Airport
Ecuador Guayaquil José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport
Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport
Guatemala Guatemala City La Aurora International Airport Terminated[5]
Mexico Cancún Cancún International Airport
Mexico City Mexico City International Airport
Panama Panama City Panamá Pacífico International Airport Focus city
Venezuela Caracas Simón Bolívar International Airport

FleetEdit

Current FleetEdit

 
Former Wingo Boeing 737-700 at Juan Santamaría International Airport

As of February 2020, Wingo used the following aircraft:

Wingo fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Y Total
Boeing 737-800 5 0 186 186 From Copa Airlines
Total 5 0

Former FleetEdit

Wingo previously operated the following aircraft:

Wingo former fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Boeing 737-700 4 2016 2020

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Copa Launches New LLC to Stem Colombia Losses". flightglobal. 20 October 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Wingo se tomó el Aeropuerto El Dorado para celebrar su primer vuelo". Publimetro Colombia (in Spanish). 1 December 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.wingo.com/en/where-we-fly/destinations-list
  4. ^ "Low-cost carrier Wingo now flies between Costa Rica and Colombia". The Tico Times. 4 September 2019. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Wingo cancela ruta hacia Guatemala por 'comportamiento del mercad". Lá Nacion. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Wingo (virtual airline) at Wikimedia Commons