Washington, D.C. 20549






Report of Foreign Issuer


Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Report on Form 6-K dated for the month of March 2019



Copa Holdings, S.A.

(Translation of Registrant's Name Into English)



Boulevard Costa del Este, Avenida Principal y Avenida de la Rotonda

Urbanización Costa del Este

Complejo Business Park, Torre Norte


Panama City, Panama

(Address of principal executive offices)



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Enclosure: Press Release – Information on Copa Airlines’ temporary suspension of operations of MAX 9 fleet









Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.




  Copa Holdings, S.A.
 Date: 3/13/2019  
  By:  /s/ José Montero
    Name: José Montero
Title: CFO






Exhibit 99.1



Copa Airlines

Media Relations


Gustavo Vargas –

Luis Germán Bellini –



Information on Copa Airlines’ temporary suspension of operations of MAX 9 fleet


Panama City, March 13, 2019 – Copa Airlines reiterates that it has been closely monitoring all developments and findings of the ongoing investigation since the unfortunate Ethiopian Airlines accident in which a MAX 8 aircraft was involved.


Along with the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama and in accordance with developments of the ongoing investigation, Copa Airlines has decided to immediately and temporarily suspend operations of its six MAX 9 airplanes until the cause of the accident is known.


The airline will cover the flights that were planned to operate with MAX 9 aircraft using other aircraft in its fleet and will do everything possible to minimize the impact on passengers’ itineraries. Copa Airlines will keep up-to-date flight status information on, its Call Centers and customer service points.


Copa Airlines reiterates that its six MAX 9 aircraft have completed approximately 1,400 flights and over 7,700 flight hours with excellent reliability and performance results. In this regard, Copa maintains the utmost confidence in its maintenance management systems and training and safety programs, as well as in the ability of its pilots to fly all aircraft in its fleet.


Copa Airlines, whose top priority is the safety of its passengers and crew, will continue monitoring the investigation and cooperating with relevant authorities, hoping to restore full operations as soon as possible.