Dominican Republic-based Arajet placed another order for 20 Boeing 737 MAXs, choosing the higher capacity 737-8-200 variant.
The new order was announced as part of its launch ceremony on March 14. The airline plans to use its tactical position between the United States and South America to offer low connecting fares for those living in major and underserved cities in countries in the Caribbean.
“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 travelers in the region,” said Victor Pacheco Mendez, founder and executive officer of Arajet. “These partners believe in our vision and see the same bright future for this market and beyond. The entire team was elated to see our first aircraft arrive in Santo Domingo a few days ago, and we are eager to expand our fleet with more of these amazing jets in the months ahead.”
The carrier has selected this aircraft for its fuel efficiency, range and high-capacity cabin, which will allow the airline to offer low-cost travel on underserved routes across the Caribbean and Americas.