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Boeing and Caribbean Airlines announced the airline has chosen to enhance and renew its single-aisle fleet with the 737 MAX 8.
- The carrier, which has long operated the Next-Generation 737, will take delivery of 12 MAX airplanes in the coming years.
- 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 percent fuel savings compared to its current fleet.