Boeing and Copa finalized an order for 61 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 airplanes. Copa Airlines will use the 737 MAX to replace existing airplanes and support the carrier's plans for strategic growth.
Copa CEO Pedro Heilbron says "The Next-Generation 737 is the backbone for our fleet today, and our order for the 737 MAX shows our continued commitment for the future to bring people together across all of the Americas using the most modern and efficient airplanes in the sky as well as our Hub of the Americas, in Panama City."
The 737 MAX builds on the strengths of today's Next-Generation 737 by incorporating the latest-technology to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.
Copa Chairman Stanley Motta adds that "with the 737 MAX our customers will enjoy all the benefits of the best technology available in the market. This order is an important step in strengthening Copa's leadership in the region."
Copa connects people of the Americas with the 737
Copa Airlines allows passengers to make fast and convenient connections to 73 destinations in 30 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean through its Hub of the Americas in Panama City, the most internationally connected airline hub in the region. In particular, the 737 MAX 9's range and passenger comfort are ideally suited to the growth of Copa's long-haul route network.
See how the 737 has extended Copa's reach over the decades: