PANAMA CITY, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Copa Airlines, a
subsidiary of Copa Holdings S.A. (NYSE: CPA), and The Boeing Company today
announced Copa's order for two Boeing 737-800 aircraft for delivery in 2010
The new order continues Copa Airlines' fleet expansion plan and
reflects an increase in its orders for Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft
from seven to nine, with options for future orders.
"With these future deliveries we continue to consolidate and strengthen
our leadership position in the Latin American airline industry, providing
our passengers a truly attractive product and our company a highly
efficient aircraft," said Pedro Heilbron, CEO, Copa Airlines. "The Boeing
737-800 is the largest aircraft in our fleet and gives us the lowest cost
per seat, allowing us to efficiently serve our high-density routes."
"Airlines such as Copa continue to demonstrate how the fuel-efficient
Next-Generation 737 can contribute to an airline's success," said John
Wojick, Vice President of Sales, Latin America and the Caribbean, Boeing
Copa has a fleet of 40 aircraft, of which 27 are Boeing Next-Generation
737s and 13 are Embraer 190s. 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.
About Copa Holdings, S.A.
Copa Holdings S.A., through its Copa Airlines and Aero Republica
operating subsidiaries, is a leading Latin American provider of passenger
and cargo services. Copa Airlines currently offers 136 daily scheduled
flights to 42 destinations in 22 countries in North, Central and South
America and the Caribbean through its Hub of the Americas based in Panama
City, Panama. In addition, Copa Airlines provides passengers with access to
flights to more than 120 other international destinations through codeshare
agreements with Continental Airlines and other airlines. From the U.S.,
Copa offers nonstop service to Panama 20 times a week from Miami; daily
from New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.; and 12 times a week
from Orlando. Copa is an associate member of the Global SkyTeam alliance,
giving its passengers access to more than 15,200 daily flights to more than
790 cities in 162 countries. Aero Republica, the second-largest carrier in
Colombia, provides service to 12 cities in Colombia as well as
international connectivity with Copa Airlines' Hub of the Americas through
daily flights from Bogota, Bucaramanga, Cali and Medellin. For more
information, visit http://www.copaair.com .
SOURCE Copa Airlines