Cayman Airways took formal delivery of its new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) on Nov. 28 at a ceremony in Seattle hosted by Boeing to mark the occasion.
“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.”
As part of its fleet modernization plan, Cayman Airways is replacing its four 737-300 aircraft with the MAX 8, offering 30% more seating capacity while achieving up to 30% savings in fuel costs. 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.