Delgado Community College has established a new partnership with Copa Airlines, a major international airline based in Panama City, Panama.
The partnership will improve the experience of people traveling to New Orleans to participate in the educational programs offered by Delgado Community College at the Delgado Maritime and Industrial Training Center.
The agreement provides additional benefits for students and faculty flying to the Delgado training center from a variety of destinations.
Copa Airlines has been providing scheduled flights to and from the New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport for the last two years, and connecting travelers from New Orleans to more than 55 destinations in 31 countries in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
Among the leading airlines in Latin America, Copa Airlines is committed to providing its customers with world-class service such as complimentary meals and beverages, including wine and spirits; and checked bags with bilingual flight attendants. Copa Airlines also sets the industry standard for on-time performance. The airline has been recognized for a fourth consecutive year by FlightStats as the most punctual airline in Latin America, and by the Official Airline Guide (OAG), for the second consecutive year, as the second most on-time airline in the world.
Delgado Community College is the largest community college in Louisiana and serves more students than any other higher education institution in New Orleans. Its more than 110 educational programs are a major factor in workforce and economic development in Louisiana and the Gulf region of the United States.
The Delgado Maritime and Industrial Training Center is a new, state-of-the-art center in New Orleans for education in fields including industrial firefighting and safety, maritime operations and safety (SCTW), homeland security and leadership skills. Delgado was the first community college in the nation to offer a bridge simulator for marine navigation. Students come to the center year-round from Exxon, Shell, BP and a large number of maritime companies and other industries and organizations.
About Copa Holdings, S.A.
Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia, subsidiaries of Copa Holdings, are leading airlines in Latin America for passengers and cargo. The airline currently offers service to more than 70 destinations in 31 countries, in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. In the 69 years of uninterrupted operations, Copa has transformed the Hub of the Americas in Panama City, Panama, into the air-transit epicenter of the continent. Copa operates one of the youngest and modern fleets in the industry, consisting of 101 aircrafts: 80 Boeing 737 Next-Generation and 21 Embraer-190. In addition, the company boasts greater than 90% in punctuality, one of the leading quality indicators in the airline industry.
Thanks to this on-time record, Copa Airlines has been recognized for a fourth consecutive year by FlightStats as the most punctual airline in Latin America, and by the Official Airline Guide (OAG), for the second consecutive year, as the second most punctual airline in the world in 2016. In the same period, the company was awarded the honor of "Mexico and Central America’s Airline Leader" at the World Travel Awards. In 2016, Copa was also awarded three Skytrax awards for "Best Airline in Central America and the Caribbean,” "Best Airline Cabin Staff in Central America" and "Best Regional Central American Airline.”
Copa Airlines is part of Star Alliance, providing guests the possibility to reach 1,330 airports in 192 countries and enjoy more than 18,500 daily flights. In addition, Copa has code-share agreements with United Airlines, Aeromexico, KLM, Lufthansa, Avianca, Iberia, GOL and TAME. To issue and manage reservations, purchase tickets through secure transactions in seven different currencies, manage Web Check-In, print boarding passes and acquire information on immigration requirements and travel policies, please visit www.Copa.com. Also, visit www.ConnectMiles.com to learn more about the benefits of Copa Airlines’ loyalty program, designed especially for its loyal travelers.
About Delgado Community College
Founded in 1921, Delgado Community College is Louisiana’s oldest and largest community college. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and by industry organizations, Delgado provides students with the most comprehensive array of education and training services available in the Greater New Orleans region. More than 23,000 students are served each semester.
Delgado has transfer articulation agreements with most of Louisiana’s four-year colleges and universities, enabling students wishing to pursue higher degrees to easily transfer credits into baccalaureate programs. The College’s approximately 35 associate degree programs; 85 certificate, technical competency area and technical diploma programs; and more than 200 non-credit courses enable Delgado to meet the needs of every type of student, regardless of entry point, educational goal or career aspiration.
Delgado locations include the City Park Campus, West Bank Campus, Charity School of Nursing, Jefferson Site, Sidney Collier Site and the Maritime and Industrial Training Center. Delgado is also a workforce development partner in the Jefferson Business and Career Solutions Center in Gretna. Online courses are offered as well.
Pictured, from left: Copa Airlines Sales Executive Ernesto Posados and Delgado Community College Chancellor Joan Davis met recently to formalize the new partnership between their organizations.