Panamanian flag carrier Copa Airlines has launched its new B737 Max 9 aircraft, featuring fully-flat business class seats.
The Star Alliance member has taken delivery of the first of 61 B737 Max aircraft, with plans to add four more by the end of 2018, eight in 2019, and nine in 2020.
The carrier says the aircraft will be used on “the longest routes of Copa’s extensive network”.
Features include 16 fully-flat Dream business class seats, with 16-inch TV screens, power and USB ports, and “twice as much space for storing personal items” – it’s not clear if this is referring to a previous version of the Dreams seat.
There is also a new Economy Extra cabin, with 24 seats offering “more legroom”, a 10-inch screen, USB port and two power sockets for each row of three seats.
Economy seats are by Meridian B/E, and feature USB ports and “convenient mobile device storage”.
Passengers will be able to connect to a wifi IFE system, enabling them to stream programmes through the aircraft’s internal network through personal devices – note though that this does not include internet access.
Business class passengers on selected routes will also receive new amenities consisting of noise cancelling headphones, larger pillows and blankets, and an amenity kit including mask and socks.