By the Caribbean Journal staff
Cayman Airways has added a new aircraft to its fleet, the company said this week.
The Caymanian carrier has formally taken delivery of its new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from the Air Lease Corporation.
““This year, as we celebrate 50 years of safe and reliable service, we take great pride in introducing the first Boeing 737-Max 8 to our fleet,” said Fabian Whorms, President and CEO of Cayman Airways. “Over the next 20 months, we will be adding three additional Max 8 aircraft while retiring our existing Boeing 737-300 jet fleet. Following a competitive public tendering process, the unique lease structure and terms offered to Cayman Airways by ALC, has afforded Cayman Airways the ability to be the first B737-8 MAX operator based in the Caribbean, and we look forward to a strong working relationship with ALC.”
Cayman Airways is in the midst of a fleet modernization plan that will see it replace four 737-300 planes with the new MAX 8.
The new Boeing arrived in Grand Cayman on Friday.