LONDON – Arajet, a brand new Caribbean-based low-cost carrier, has ordered 20 Boeing 737 MAX 200 Gamechanger aircraft.
The firm order for 20 includes options to secure another 15, but with existing lease agreements and this order, it could bring the total fleet count to 40.
Commenting on the news was Victor Pacheco Mendez, the Founder & Executive Officer of Arajet:
“The efficient Boeing 737 MAX, together with financial and operational support from our partners at Griffin and Bain Capital, gives us the solid foundation necessary to provide flights at affordable prices to travelers in the region”.
“These partners believe in our vision and see the same bright future for this market and beyond.”
“The entire team was elated to see our first aircraft arrive in Santo Domingo a few days ago, and we are eager to expand our fleet with more of these amazing jets in the months ahead.”
Also commenting on the news was Mike Wilson, VP of Sales in Latin America & Caribbean for Boeing:
“The 737 MAX is the perfect fit for Arajet and it’s an honor to welcome this exciting new operator to the Boeing family”.
“Flying an exclusive 737 MAX fleet will enable Arajet to save on fuel, maintenance, and operations costs, and pass those savings on to its customers.”
Arajet’s first 737 MAX was delivered earlier this month, with operations dubbed to begin this year.
It is understood that Arajet’s contribution to the local economy will provide over 4,000 new jobs.