Panama-based Copa Airlines has ordered two additional next-generation 737-800 airplanes from Boeing, for $152m, to enhance its customer satisfaction and to bring cost effectiveness in its operations.

Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron said the next-generation 737 plays a major role in achieving the airline’s goal of offering its passengers world-class service, the most extensive route network in Latin America and one of the newest fleets on the continent.

“With these aircraft, we will continue to consolidate and strengthen our leadership position in the Latin American airline industry, providing our passengers a truly attractive product and our company a highly efficient aircraft with superior economics,” Heilbron said.

In its new order, Copa has selected Boeing’s signature Sky Interior for the 737 aircraft that features new 787-style modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals to provide passengers with a greater connection to the flying experience.

A combination of airframe and engine improvements in the new aircraft will enhance its performance by 2% and reduce fuel consumption.

The newest and most technologically advanced airplane in its category, the next-generation 737 flies higher, faster and farther than previous models and competitors.

The new aircraft’s flight deck, featuring the latest liquid-crystal flat-panel displays, is designed to accommodate new communications and flight-management capabilities.

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By using the distinctive curved wing ends, the whole of Boeing’s next-generation 737 improves fuel efficiency and lift while reducing engine wear and carbon dioxide emissions.