Cayman Airways Gets Greenlight For Fleet Modernisation

Cayman Airways has been given approval by the Cayman Islands government to proceed with its fleet modernisation plan which will see it replace four 737-300 aircraft with newer versions of the aircraft.

Cayman Airways has been given approval by the Cayman Islands government to proceed with its fleet modernisation plan which will see it replace four 737-300 aircraft with newer versions of the aircraft.

The airline will begin the modernisation of its aircraft in Q4 2016 where it will initially bring one 737-800 into its fleet followed by four new 737-8MAX aircraft.

The programme is expected to be completed by 2020.

Cayman Airways chairman Philip Rankin said despite only purchasing the soon to be retired 737-300s in 2014, the transaction was done so on the basis that the aircraft would only be in service for three to five years.

Rankind added: "We have selected the new 737-8MAX aircraft which have much drastically lower operating costs than the airline’s existing Boeing 737-300 aircraft, but come with the added benefit of 30 per cent more seating capacity."

 

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