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Cayman Airways Takes Delivery of Fourth Boeing 737-8 MAX Aircraft on Lease From ALC

Cayman Airways took delivery of their fourth Boeing 737-8 MAX on Lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at the Boeing Delivery Center in Seattle. The carrier was the first Caribbean airline to introduce the aircraft type in late 2018.


Cayman Airways' Boeing 737-8 MAX, Registration VP-CIZ, at the Boeing Delivery Center in Seattle, Washington - Courtesy Cayman Airways

On Wednesday (January 19, 2021), Cayman Airways Limited (CAL), the national flag carrier of the Cayman Islands, announced the delivery of their fourth Boeing 737-8 MAX on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) at the Boeing Delivery Center in Seattle, Washington. The aircraft, registration VP-CIZ, arrived in Grand Cayman in the late afternoon on Thursday, January 20, 2022, and is expected to enter passenger revenue service by February 2022. In late 2018, CAL became the first Caribbean-based airline to introduce the Boeing 737-8 in the region. The aircraft delivery, combined with the 2021 retirement of the carrier’s last remaining Boeing 737-300, which was over 25 years old, will result in Cayman Airways operating the youngest fleet in the region.


In Wednesday’s announcement, Cayman Airways’ President and CEO, Fabian Whorms, said,


“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. 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.”


The latest delivery completes Cayman Airways’ June 2016 agreement with ALC for the lease of four Boeing 737-8s after a competitive bidding process, and marks the conclusion of the airline’s five-year fleet modernization program.



Source: Cayman Airways