Copa Airlines Takes Delivery of its 15th Embraer 190
Copa Airlines, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: CPA) , has taken delivery of its 15th Embraer 190 aircraft.
The acquisition of the Brazilian-made Embraer brings Copa's fleet total to 42 aircraft, and maintains its position among the youngest fleets in the region, with an average age of 4.2 years. In addition to its 15 Embraer jets, Copa operates 27 Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft.
"The new Embraer 190 aircraft combines advanced navigation technology with a seating configuration that provides greater comfort for our passengers," said Pedro Heilbron, CEO, Copa Airlines. "Both features are essential to offering world-class service to our customers."
The Embraer 190 is an important part of the airline's growth plan, which includes acquisition of aircraft equipped with technology designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Embraer 190 has seating capacity for 94 passengers, 10 in Business Class (Clase Ejecutiva) and 84 in the main cabin. The main cabin is configured with two seats on each side of the aisle without a middle seat.
About Copa Holdings
Copa Holdings, through its Copa Airlines and Aero Republica operating subsidiaries, is a leading Latin American provider of passenger and cargo service. 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. 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 www.copaair.com.