Aero Republica expands fleet

Aero Republica has announced the delivery of two EMBRAER 190 Aircraft.Aero Republica, which
in December 2006 became the first airline in the domestic Colombian market
to operate this new aircraft, currently has a fleet of five EMBRAER 190 and
eight MD-80 aircraft.
  Aero Republica’s fleet modernization and expansion plan includes firm
orders for four additional EMBRAER 190 aircraft, two of which are scheduled
for delivery before year’s end and the remaining two in 2008. The airline
also has options for an additional eight EMBRAER 190 aircraft, which expire
through 2011, plus eight rolling options.
  The modern EMBRAER 190, with a 106-seat, single-class configuration,
incorporates advanced technological features such as “winglets,” efficient
and powerful GE CF34 motors, and the latest Honeywell Corporation
aeronautics equipment.
  The EMBRAER 190s will be used to serve Aero Republica’s domestic routes
more efficiently, as well as in the further development of international
markets. They also play an important role in Aero Republica’s alliance with
Copa Airlines in Panama, through the joint expansion of route networks that
will provide passengers more destinations and frequencies.
  “This new generation aircraft provides the high level of comfort and
dependability that customers require, as well as more efficiency in fuel
consumption and general performance,” said Roberto Junguito, President,
Aero Republica. “The EMBRAER 190 also offers us the opportunity to balance
capacity and demand, which we need as part of our operational and expansion