Copa Airlines big Boeing buy


Boeing illustration
Boeing illustration

Panamanian airline Copa Airlines announced that it has ordered 13 more Boeing 737-800s in a $1bn deal.

July 16: Panamanian airline Copa Airlines announced that it has ordered 13 more Boeing 737-800s in a $1bn deal, bringing its total commitment to 27. Delivery is scheduled to begin in 2012 and end in 2015, with eight additional options possible between 2015 and 2017.
The aircraft will be fitted with Boeing’s new ‘Sky Interior’ featuring 787-style sculpted sidewalls and window reveals intended to provide passengers with a greater connection to the flying experience. “Boeing 737s have been a major factor in Copa’s success, providing us with operating and cost efficiencies, and enabling us to offer our passengers world-class service and an extensive route network throughout Latin America,” said Pedro Heilbron, Chief Executive Officer of Copa Airlines.
Copa currently operates 28 Boeing 737–700/800 models and 15 smaller Embraer 190s.