Wingo (Colombia) (P5, Bogotá) will launch a new route from Balboa in Panama to Havana Int'l on November 2, 2019, Routes Online has first reported.

The service will be operated 2x weekly using B737-700 equipment. It will be Wingo's first fifth-freedom service not touching Colombia. The LCC already serves Havana 3x weekly from Bogotá, the ch-aviation schedules module shows.

Copa Holdings, the parent of Wingo, recently deferred plans to launch Wingo (Panama) (Panamá City Tocumen Int'l) to the second quarter of 2020 due to the ongoing grounding of the B737 MAX affecting Copa Airlines (CM, Panamá City Tocumen Int'l). The Panamanian carrier has six grounded B737-9s and a further fifty-five B737 MAX on order from Boeing, including fifteen B737-10s and forty undisclosed variants. The airline has had to defer plans to transfer aircraft to Wingo as it needs them on its own network.

Wingo currently serves Balboa from four cities in Colombia (Bogotá, Cali, Medellín José Maria Córdova, and Cartagena de Indias). The LCC is the sole operator at the airport, which is located 30 kilometres away from Panamá City Tocumen Int'l.

Wingo's flights are technically operated by Copa Airlines Colombia (P5, Bogotá).