Copa Airlines Takes Delivery of Sixth Embraer Aircraft

PANAMA, Dec. 11, 2006 – Copa Airlines has taken delivery of its sixth Embraer 190AR aircraft. The airline’s fleet, which now totals 30 aircraft (6 Embraer 190s and 24 Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft), is one of the most modern in the Americas. The Copa delivery marks the 200th aircraft of its 170-190 model family that Brazilian company Embraer has distributed.

Copa’s latest aircraft acquisition is part of an order placed in October 2004; Copa was the first Latin American airline to order the Embraer 190.
“The Embraer 190 allows us to offer more efficient service to smaller markets and enables us to add frequencies and destinations in relation to growing demand,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines.

Copa’s Embraer 190AR is configured with 94 seats, 10 in Clase Ejecutiva (Business Class) and 84 in economy class in its spacious main cabin. The aircraft is equipped with ultra high-tech aviation tools, such as winglets, high-efficiency GE CF34-10E engines, and Honeywell Corporation’s advanced “fly by wire” aviation technology.

“The Embraer aircraft provides passengers comfortable travel options with the same level of service as that on our larger aircraft,” said Heilbron.
Copa Airlines offers nonstop service to Panama City from four U.S. cities: twice daily from Miami, daily from New York City, daily from Los Angeles, and five times a week from Orlando.

Copa Airlines, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: CPA), is one of the leading passenger airlines in Latin America. Operating from its strategic location at the Hub of the Americas in the Republic of Panama, Copa offers more than 110 daily flights to 35 destinations in 21 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. In addition, Copa provides passengers with access to flights to more than 120 other international destinations through codeshare agreements with Continental Airlines and other airlines. Copa and Continental have a strategic alliance that includes joint participation in Continental’s award- winning frequent flyer program, OnePass. For more information, visit www.copaair.com.

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