Compañía Panameña de Aviación, S.A., (), operating as Copa Airlines, is an airline based in Panama City, Panama, and serves as Panama's flag carrier. Their main base of operations is Tocumen International Airport, and the airline currently flies 10.214 million passengers on more than 310 daily scheduled flights to 65 destinations in 29 countries in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Copa is a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A. as well as a member of the Star Alliance. The airline is also the main operator and owner of Colombian airline AeroRepublica, currently known as Copa Airlines Colombia. Copa Airlines was founded in 1947 as the national airline of Panama. They began operations with domestic flights to three cities in Panama using Douglas DC-3s. Copa Airlines then abandoned their domestic flights in favor of international flights.