Today, Boeing announced that the new Caribbean airline, AraJet, has ordered 20 737 MAX jets along with purchase rights for 15 additional MAX Jets. The Dominican Republic based airline has selected the high-capacity 737-8-200 model.
The order was finalised in January and have been attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s website. According to airfleets.net, AraJet currently has one Boeing 737 MAX 8 in its growing fleet. AraJet took the delivery of its first MAX jet earlier this month, on lease from Griffin and Bain Capital.
“The efficient Boeing 737 MAX, together with financial and operational support from our partners at Griffin and Bain Capital, gives us the solid foundation necessary to provide flights at affordable prices to travellers in the region…we are eager to expand our fleet with more of these amazing jets in the months ahead.”Victor Pacheco Mendez, Founder and CEO of AraJet
The ultra-low-cost airline is based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and it plans to expand affordable travel options in the Americas. AraJet intends to operate regular passenger and cargo flights to the United States, Cuba, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the United Mexican States, Panama, Aruba, the French Republic, Guatemala, Republic of Peru, Haiti, Canada and Trinidad and Tobago, according to Civil Aviation of the Dominican Republic.
AraJet started its operation as a charter airline. However, in 2018 it was announced that it would operate as a scheduled ultra-low-cost carrier. The airline was rebranded as flycana to operate as a low-cost carrier, and the airline stated that it had invested $60 million for the relaunch. It intended to do so operating a fleet of Airbus A320s.
Fast forward, in September 2021, the airline announced that it would rebrand again as AraJet and would operate as an ultra-low-cost carrier offering scheduled flights.
AraJet will initially launch flights using five 737 MAX aircraft on lease. According to the airline, its 737 MAX jets will feature 189 seats in an all-economy configuration. Last month, AraJet revealed its first aircraft with full livery.
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