Caribbean Airlines, Trinidad and Tobago’s flag carrier, placed an order on Wednesday for 12 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The order is part of Caribbean Airlines’ fleet renewal program. The airline currently operates 12 737-800 type aircraft.

Caribbean Airlines currently serves various destinations throughout the Caribbean and the United States.

“The 737 Max allows us to continue offering a safe and comfortable experience for our passengers, while significantly improving fuel efficiency and environmental performance,” said Caribbean Airlines chief executive Garvin Medera. “Boeing has been by our side since Caribbean Airlines was founded twelve years ago using the 737-800.

“In 2019, we will place even greater focus on enhancing regional connectivity with more options to make our region more easily and affordably accessible,” said Shameer Ronnie Mohammed, chairman of Caribbean Airlines. “Also, to ensure that our longer-term growth strategy remains on track, I am thrilled to announce that in the fourth quarter of 2019, we will begin taking delivery of our new fleet, the Boeing 737-MAX. In addition to opening new markets, these new aircraft will provide us significant advantages on operating cost, specifically fuel and maintenance.”

The aircraft will be fitted with Boeing’s signature Boeing Sky Interior and can seat up to 160 passengers.

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