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Strengthens Position In Latin American Airline Industry

Copa Airlines orders more Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft

eTN Staff Writer  Dec 31, 2008

PANAMA CITY - Copa Airlines and The Boeing Company today announced Copa's firm order for four Boeing 737-800 Next-Generation aircraft for delivery within the next three years. Copa now has increased its orders for Boeing 737 aircraft from 9 to 13, with options for future orders.

"These additional aircraft will enable Copa to continue strengthening its leadership position in the Latin American airline industry, as well as provide our passengers an attractive product and a highly-efficient aircraft," said Pedro Heilbron, CEO, Copa Airlines. "Our fleet plan is flexible, allowing us to replace aircraft as their leases expire or to support additional growth."

Copa's current fleet consists of 42 aircraft, 27 of which are Boeing Next-Generation 737 and 15 are Embraer 190. The Boeing 737-800 seats 160 passengers, 16 in Executive Class and 144 in the main cabin. The comfortable aircraft has a spacious interior, ample overhead luggage space, seats with adjustable headrests, and a 12-channel audio-visual entertainment system.

Copa Airlines orders more Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft
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