Copa Airlines reaches fleet milestone with Boeing delivery

24th Nov 2015
Copa Airlines reaches fleet milestone with Boeing delivery

Copa Airlines has taken delivery of the 100th airplane to join its fleet, a Boeing 737-800 decorated with a special decal celebrating the airline achieving this important milestone.

The airplane, leased from SMBC Aviation Capital, flew from Seattle to its Panama City home base, where it was welcomed by a special ceremony.

“We are proud to celebrate this historic achievement for our company and for the country – a result of the efforts of our more than 9,000 dedicated co-workers, and the support of our customers, suppliers, government entities and partners,” said Pedro Heilbron, chief executive, Copa Airlines.

“This aircraft symbolises our airline’s steady growth during its 68-year history, as well as the enhancement of Panama’s connectivity with the world and its reputation as a major logistics and tourism centre, all of which translate to better opportunities for development for the country and for all Panamanians.”

With this new airplane, Copa now has 77 Next-Generation 737s in its fleet.


In April, the airline signed an order for 61 737 MAX airplanes.

The 737 MAX builds on the strengths of today’s Next-Generation 737 by incorporating the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.

Airlines operating the 737 MAX will see a 14 percent fuel-use improvement over today’s most fuel efficient single-aisle airplanes.



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