Copa expands Embraer fleet

15th Apr 2008

Copa Airlines has announced it has taken delivery of its twelfth EMBRAER 190 aircraft, bringing its fleet total to 38.Copa Airlines operates one of the youngest fleets in the world.

“This new aircraft arrival signals the continuation of our fleet expansion and modernization,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines. “The EMBRAER 190 gives us the flexibility to continue growing our route network with an efficient fleet and a comfortable and attractive airplane for the benefit of our passengers.”

Copa Airlines’ new aircraft are more fuel efficient, thereby reducing the greenhouse gas effect. The EMBRAER 190 is equipped with modern engineering design features, including high-performance GE engines and “winglets” (wingtip extensions), which reduce drag and fuel consumption.

The EMBRAER 190 seats 94 passengers, 10 in Business Class and 84 in coach. The coach-class cabin has two seats on each side of the aisle, and no middle seat.

In addition to its 12 EMBRAER aircraft, Copa Airlines operates 26 Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft.




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