(CMR) Cayman Airways Limited (CAL), after having been the first Caribbean-based airline to have introduced the Boeing 737-8 aircraft to its fleet in late 2018, today received its fourth B737-8 aircraft from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) at the Boeing Delivery Center in Seattle, Washington.
This delivery, combined with the retirement in 2021 of the National Flag Carrier’s last remaining Boeing 737-300 aircraft, which were in excess of 25 years old, further cements its position as having the newest jet fleet in the region at this time.
This is the last delivery of four aircraft committed to by Cayman Airways by way of operating leases from ALC in June of 2016 after a competitive tendering process and marks the conclusion of a five-year-long Fleet Modernization Program.
This fourth brand new, state-of-the-art Boeing 737-8 aircraft, with registration mark VP-CIZ, is scheduled to arrive in Grand Cayman in the late afternoon of Thursday, January 20, 2022. Cayman Airways expects to commission this aircraft for service by February 2022.
“Cayman Airways presently operates three B737-8 jet aircraft which were delivered to the airline brand new, and the delivery of this new fourth B737-8 will help to provide the redundancy needed to deal with the unanticipated circumstances that often arise on the busiest days for travel,” explained Cayman Airways President and CEO, Fabian Whorms.
“We are looking forward to offering improved service by being able to spread our current flying over a larger number of aircraft, which will provide greater scheduling flexibility and an increased level of redundancy when operational challenges arise.”