Caribbean Airlines renews fleet with new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced Caribbean Airlines has chosen to enhance and renew its single-aisle fleet with the 737 MAX 8, the company said.

The carrier, which has long operated the Next-Generation 737, will take delivery of 12 MAX airplanes in the coming years.

The airline commemorated the selection of the MAX during a ceremony featuring national dignitaries, including the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, the Honorable Keith Rowley, and Caribbean Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Garvin Medera.

In addition to flying Boeing airplanes, Caribbean Airlines also uses Boeing´s services to optimize its operations. The carrier participates in the Fuel Dashboard Program, for example, which allows operators to look across their fleet and identify fuel savings. Caribbean also uses Boeing´s consumable and expendable material services to ensure it has the parts it needs when it needs it.