Caribbean Airlines has chosen to renew its
single-aisle fleet with the Boeing 737 MAX 8.
The carrier will take delivery of 12 MAX
airplanes in the coming years.
Caribbean Airlines Chief Executive Officer,
Garvin Medera, said, "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."
The 737 MAX 8 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.
The airplane incorporates the latest technology
CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets,
and other airframe enhancements to improve performance and reduce
operating costs. Caribbean Airlines projects the MAX 8 will
provide up to 16% fuel savings compared to its current fleet.
737 MAX 8.