Copa continues fleet expansion

Copa Airlines has announced delivery of its 13th EMBRAER-190 aircraft. The airline’s fleet, one of the youngest in the region, now has 39 aircraft and is expected to expand to 43 aircraft by the end of 2008. In addition to its EMBRAER-190 aircraft, Copa Airlines operates 26 Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft.

“The EMBRAER-190 aircraft not only play an important role in the expansion of our route network, they are also environmentally friendly as these fuel- efficient aircraft help reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO, Copa Airlines.

The EMBRAER-190 aircraft is equipped with modern engineering design features that include 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 cabin has two seats on each side of the aisle and no middle seat.