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Document and Entity Information
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
shares
Document Information [Line Items]  
Document Type 20-F
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2017
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY
Trading Symbol CPA
Entity Registrant Name COPA HOLDINGS, S.A.
Entity Central Index Key 0001345105
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Class A common stock [member]  
Document Information [Line Items]  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 31,185,641
Class B common stock [member]  
Document Information [Line Items]  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 10,938,125