Caribbean Airlines selects Boeing 737 MAX

Caribbean Airlines has signed a deal with Boeing to take 12 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to replace its fleet of 12 737-800s.

A commemoration ceremony was held, with Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, the Honorable Keith Rowley and Chief Executive Officer of Caribbean Airlines, Garvin Medera attending.

Specific dates as to when the aircraft will be delivered were not announced, rather they’ll be “delivered over the next few years”.

Medera reflected on the deal in the following statement:

“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. All of these position us for long-term success.”

The airline has chosen to configure the aircraft in a three-class layout, seating 160 passengers and featuring the Caribbean Plus cabin. Further details about the cabin will emerge once the airline announces them or when they receive their aircraft.

In their configuration, Caribbean Airlines expects the Boeing 737 MAX 8 to increase fuel savings by 16% compared to their Boeing 737-800s.