Caribbean Airlines has chosen to enhance and renew its single-aisle fleet with the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and will take delivery of 12 MAX aircraft in the coming years.
The airline commemorated the selection of the MAX during a ceremony featuring national dignitaries, including the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley, and Caribbean Airlines chief executive officer, Garvin Medera.
“Boeing has been by our side since Caribbean Airlines was founded twelve years ago using the 737-800. The 737 MAX allows us to continue offering a safe and comfortable experience for our passengers, while significantly improving fuel efficiency and environmental performance,” said Medera. “All of these elements position us for long-term success.”
The 737 MAX 8 – part of a fuel-efficient family of aircraft– will seat up to 160 passengers in Caribbean Airlines’ three-class configuration featuring the ‘Caribbean Plus’ cabin, and provide more than 500 nautical miles more range than the existing aircraft.
Caribbean Airlines projects the MAX 8 will provide up to 16 percent fuel savings compared to its current fleet.