Caribbean Airlines flew its jet 737-Max into Guyana from Port of Spain on February 14 with onward service to JFK. The licensed 9Y-GUY made its debut when it operated as BW 526 from Trinidad. This was the inaugural flight of the aircraft from POS to GEO. It has 160 seat. It is not clear how many passengers were on board on landing and take off. The landing and take off were seamless and the plane also landed at JFK that very evening.
The plane was welcomed by a customer water salute for a new flight or aircraft.
CAL CEO Marvin Medera stated: “Caribbean Airlines and Guyana continue to enjoy a longstanding and productive relationship, and since our start in 2007 we’ve provided consistent service to Guyana including daily non-stop flights between New York and Guyana with seamless connections throughout our network. Caribbean Airlines has the most extensive route system of all operators in the region and Guyana continues to be one of our most significant destinations. The introduction of the 737-8 into our jet fleet, resets and elevates our customer experience; and is the culmination of extensive research and data driven innovation to refresh the Caribbean Airlines brand.”
CAL is looking to replacing its aging 737 fleet with new Max. The Max was suspended for over two years winning clearance last year after technical problems were addressed