Getting to Panama is about to get even easier. Copa Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance, begins service between Fort Lauderdale and and Panama City, Panama, beginning July 11. Flights will depart Fort Lauderale on Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday and Saturday. Connections will be available to nine cities in Colombia; Guatemala City; San Jose, Costa Rica; Lima, Peru and seven cities in Brazil. Copa currently offers service from Miami.