Caribbean Airlines receives its first 737 MAX 8

First of 12 737 MAX 8 ordered by Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean Airlines has welcomed the arrival of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 to its base in Trinidad.

The aircraft, registration 9Y-CAL, made an 8 hour trip from Seattle on 17 November 2021.

The 737 MAX 8 will seat up to 160 passengers in Caribbean Airlines’ three-class configuration.

It can fly more than 500 nautical miles more than the airline’s existing 737-800s.

The new 737 MAX 8 will be put into commercial service in a few weeks.

The aircraft is the first of 12 737 MAX 8 ordered by Caribbean Airlines.

About Caribbean Airlines (BW)

Carribean Airlines 737 MAX 8

Caribbean Airlines is the flag carrier of Trinidad and Tobago.

Jointly owned by Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica, its main base is Piarco International Airport, near Port of Spain the capital of Trinidad.


Flights across the Caribbean region, to the Bahamas, Canada and USA.


Currently 16 aircraft:

  • 7 ATR 72
  • 8 Boeing 737-800
  • 1 Boeing 737 MAX 8


2.5 million passengers in 2019.



N.B. Image credit: Boeing

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