Caribbean Carrier Arajet Receives 10th Boeing 737 MAX 8

An Arajet Boeing 737 MAX 8 landing.
Photo Credit: Boeing

Arajet, the fast-growing Dominican airline, has taken delivery of its tenth Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, further expanding its fuel-efficient fleet.

This new 737 MAX 8, acquired through a lessor, supports Arajet’s ambitious growth plans across the Americas.

Arajet, the first low-fare airline in the Caribbean region, now flies the 737 MAX to 23 destinations.

As its growth plan continues, the airline aims to more than double its destinations in the coming years.

A Further Milestone for Arajet

“This tenth aircraft is a true milestone for Arajet,” said Victor Pacheco Méndez, CEO and Founder of Arajet.

“Not only does it sport a special Dominican Republic ribbon on its fuselage, but it also allows us to significantly increase our connections across the continent.”

“We remain committed to democratizing the skies, offering affordable travel options that connect all our countries.”

Since its launch in 2022, Arajet has rapidly grown its all-Boeing 737 MAX fleet, now serving 23 destinations in 16 countries, including Canada, Mexico, and Argentina.

Startup Airline of the Year 2023

This impressive performance earned Arajet recognition as the 2023 World Aviation Summit’s Startup Airline of the Year.

Arajet’s 737-8 jets boast an impressive range of up to 3,500 nautical miles, enabling them to operate some of the longest routes in the region.

These efficient aircraft seamlessly connect the Caribbean to North and South America.

“The versatility and fuel efficiency of the 737 MAX perfectly align with Arajet’s commitment to providing safe and affordable travel,” said Mike Wilson, Boeing’s Vice President of Commercial Sales for Latin America and the Caribbean.

“By adding this 10th 737-8 to its fleet, Arajet reaches a significant milestone, further strengthening its connections between the Dominican Republic and the rest of the Americas.”

Render of Arajet 737-8 (Boeing image)

Boeing 737 MAX 8

The Boeing 737 MAX is powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines and features cutting-edge winglet modifications.

It delivers a 20% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions compared to previous generation airplanes. Additionally, the aircraft boasts a longer range and a 50% smaller noise footprint.

Boeing’s 20-year Commercial Market Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean predicts the impacts of the aircraft.

The single-aisle jets, ideal for popular routes including those to North America, will account for over 90% of the region’s future airplane demand.

Arajet’s commitment to a modern, fuel-efficient 737 MAX fleet positions them perfectly to capitalize on this growing market.

Arajet Expands Buenos Aires, Cartagena, Lima & Sao Paulo
Photo Credit: Arajet.

About Arajet

Arajet is the first low-fare airline in the Caribbean region. The carrier started operations in September 2022 from its base at Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo.

Operations are conducted under its airline operator certificate (AOC) from the Dominican Republic. Arajet has continued its expansion plans to operate a new fuel-efficient fleet of Boeing 737-8 aircraft.

The fleet will support affordable travel to and from the Dominican Republic to several destinations in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean region.


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